Through Holt’s child sponsorship program, dedicated sponsors create pathways for orphaned and vulnerable children to escape poverty and chase their dreams — an especially rare opportunity for children living in caves in northern China. Only the poorest families still live in caves. Some families use the dusty, mountainside rooms as animal pens to protect their, Read More

In Cambodia, palm trees are used in all kinds of ways. The tall stalks act as landmarks, designating a family’s home and property. Its fruit is used to make delicious “fish amok” — a traditional Khmer dish featuring rich, creamy coconut curry. And when you pull apart the different strands of the palm leaf,, Read More

Since 2004, Holt child sponsors and donors have generously given a little extra during the holiday season to help children around the world receive extra special Christmas celebrations and gifts. Because of those contributions, children enjoy a happy, healthy and warm holiday season, filled with nutritious food, special presents and celebrations with friends, family, Read More

Just before Chinese New Year at the end of January, Holt staff and child sponsorship advocates in Nanning, China, visited Wei’s rural village. Here, Wei lives with his mom and two sisters in a small home. Wei was excited to spend time with his advocate, Mr. Pan, who is the man in the leather, Read More

Holt adoptive mom Angie Lewis shares why she and her family volunteer every year to help sign up new child sponsors at Winter Jam and other Holt events. In January 2012, my husband and our three oldest children attended Winter Jam in Atlanta. They all came home that night so excited about the concert. My husband, Read More

Amid the desolate hillsides outside Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia is a place no one should call home. It is the city’s largest garbage dump, where hundreds of families reside, making a living from the refuse. Until recently, the children of this impoverished community mostly avoided school — fearing bullying and discrimination. But now, for the first, Read More

In Cambodia, there are many threats to family stability, and when parents or grandparents fall into hardship, they are forced to make difficult decisions about how to ensure their child or grandchild’s basic needs are met. In desperation, many parents will take the last resort — relinquishing their child to orphanage care. But through, Read More

What do you stand for? Are you inspired to sponsor because you believe that every child deserves an equal education? Because every child deserves a loving family? Or to reach their full potential in life? Regardless of why you sponsor, know that in 2016, you have given all of this and more to a, Read More

Six-year-old Aynalem was adopted from Ethiopia five years ago. One way she and her family stay connected with her birth culture is by sponsoring a child in Ethiopia — a girl named Degefech! This year, in her family’s Christmas card to Degefech, Aynalem — with some typing help from her parents — included a, Read More

You are extraordinary. Every month, you give some of what’s in your bowl to fill the bowl of a child in need — a child you have never met, and likely never will. This may be a sacrifice for you. Or it may seem small and inconsequential. But let us assure you, what you, Read More