No Distance Too Great

For kids in South Korea, sponsors feel close even when they are far away

Children Incorporated has affiliated projects, sponsored children and sponsors from all over the world. Most of our sponsors don’t live in the same cities, or even the same states, as the children they support. For many of our sponsored kids, their sponsors live in entirely different countries. “I feel that the children are receiving incredible support here thanks to the administration and our sponsors. Last year alone, seven of the eight high school graduates at […]

Time to Depart

During his last project visits in South Korea, Luis Bordet reflects on his travels

After spending nearly a month visiting all seventeen of our affiliated projects in South Korea, our Director of International Programs, Luis Bourdet, visited the Yung Shil Ae Yuk Children’s Home and the Yong Jin Children’s Home as his last stops before returning to the United States. As he prepared to return home, Luis thought about how genuinely essential the support of the Children Incorporated sponsorship program has been for young people in South Korea. The […]

Conserving Energy in South Korea

At two projects in Busan, energy-saving efforts mean more funds to support children in need

It is more often than not that our affiliated projects, especially outside of the United States, are not housed in modern, state-of-the-art structures. We at Children Incorporated many times see dormitories that are run down, kitchens that are outdated and schools that are in need of fresh paint. This is not the case at the Dong San Children’s Home and the Jin Woo Children’s Home in and near Busan, South Korea, however. When funds are […]

Taking Care of the Youth of Today

University students volunteer to help orphans at the Kang Nam Children’s Home

Making sure young people have positive influences around them is crucial to their development. This is especially true for children coming from difficult circumstances like the orphans and children from impoverished backgrounds living at the Kang Nam Children’s Home in South Korea. After a visit to the home, our International Director of Programs Luis Bourdet reported that the sixty children living at this Children Incorporated affiliated project meet with local university students every week. The […]

Extraordinary Homes in Busan

Luis Bourdet visits our unique projects in South Korea’s second most populated city

Busan is South Korea’s second most-populous city after Seoul, with a population of over 3.5 million. It is also the home to three of our affiliated projects: the Grace Children’s Home, the Hee Rak Children’s Home and the Sae Dul Children’s Home. While visiting the homes, our Director of International Programs, Luis Bourdet, got a chance to find out how each of the homes stands out in a unique way, while equally supporting our sponsored and […]

55 Years of Helping Children in Need

Our CEO and President, Ron Carter, reflects on our work over the last five decades

In 1964, the average cost of a new home in the United States was $13,050. Postage stamps were 5 cents each, and a gallon of gasoline cost just 25 cents more than that. One could buy a loaf of bread for less than a quarter, and a ticket to see one of the latest theatrical blockbusters — Goldfinger or Mary Poppins — was $1.25. Reports from those early days indicate that funds raised for and […]