What is "HOLD the children"?
"HOLD the children" is a Christian child advocacy and empowerment program. HOLD is an acronym for His Outreach for Learning and Development. "HOLD the children" advocates for children in third world countries who are marginalized and pushed down by poverty. HOLD empowers children by helping them with an education and a safe place to live. "HOLD the children" connects willing sponsors with needy children.
Can I visit my child?
Yes, Mission Discovery leads trips to the locations where your sponsor child goes to school. Hundreds of sponsors have visited their HOLD sponsor child. Visit www.missiondiscovery.org to identify trips to the country of your child's school.
In what countries is HOLD the Children currently operational?
HOLD the Children has ministries in Guatemala, Haiti and Jamaica.
How much of my contribution actually goes to the school?
At least 80% of HOLD the children school contributions go directly to the field. Funds are used for teachers salaries. school supplies, food, school improvements and other costs of operating the HOLD school. The balance is used to pay administrative costs of the HOLD program.