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Holt International and Winter Jam Coming to a City Near You

Contact: Alycia Fahr-Zarlons, Winter Jam Volunteer Coordinator, 541-687-2202 ext 113, alyciaf@holtinternational.org

EUGENE, Ore., Oct. 23, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- During the upcoming Winter Jam Christian music tour, Holt International Children's Services and Christian artist group NewSong are joining forces to advocate for orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children around the world! At every concert, NewSong will encourage concertgoers to sponsor a child through Holt. While the tour will continue through the spring, Holt urgently needs hundreds of volunteers for 11 West Coast concert dates in November. Volunteers will serve as Holt ambassadors, answering questions and signing up new sponsors.

An international adoption and child welfare organization, Holt International works in countries overseas to help struggling families care for their children -- and to find loving adoptive families for children who need them. With a monthly donation of $30, Holt sponsors provide essential care for children while Holt works to secure for them a stable, loving home. "My husband and I were humbled and endlessly thankful to learn that (our son) had such generous sponsors," says Mallory Murray, a Holt adoptive parent from St. Joseph, Missouri.

Since Holt first partnered with Winter Jam and NewSong in 2006, Holt has welcomed 50,000 new sponsors. Holt's goal for the upcoming West Coast tour is to recruit 3,000 new sponsors this season. All volunteers will receive free entry and a complimentary gift! To learn more, go to www.holtinternational.org/winterjam.

November 2013 Tour Dates:
Friday, 11/8 Ontario, CA 4:00PM
Saturday, 11/9 Las Vegas, NV 3:00PM
Sunday, 11/10 Glendale, AZ 3:00PM
Thursday, 11/14 Boise, ID 4:00PM
Friday, 11/15 Portland, OR 4:00PM
Saturday, 11/16 Sacramento, CA 3:00PM
Sunday, 11/17 Fresno, CA 3:00PM
Thursday, 11/21 Rio Rancho, NM 4:00PM
Friday, 11/22 Colorado Springs, CO 4:00PM
Saturday, 11/23 Lubbock, TX 3:00PM
Sunday, 11/24 Ft. Worth, TX 3:00PM

About Holt International: Founded in 1956, Holt International (www.holtinternational.org) is dedicated to finding and supporting permanent, loving families for orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children. Holt is recognized as a leader in child welfare services, advocating for the best interest of children while upholding the highest ethical practices.

About Winter Jam:
Since its formation by NewSong in 1995, the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular (
www.jamtour.com) has featured many of the top names in Christian music, including TobyMac, Third Day, Newsboys, and many others. Ministry lies at the heart of Winter Jam, as well as a commitment to affordability -- requiring an entrance fee of just $10 at the door.