We talk about our Hope In Action Fund a lot — and for good reason. This special fund, which provides for children and families in emergency situations, when natural disasters strike, and due to extreme hardship, allows our volunteer coordinators to support their community beyond what sponsorship provides.

Thank you for all you have provided to children in need this year through our Hope In Action Fund. We couldn’t do our life-changing work without you.

As we get closer to the end of 2023, we would like to let you, our amazing donors, know just how much your donations to Hope In Action have helped this year, from the rural areas of Eastern Kentucky to our affiliated sites in the Philippines.

Hope in Action Internationally

Just in this past year, donations to Hope In Action have:

  • Provided funds for the purchase of project screens for ten school classrooms at the La Immaculada School in Bolivia
  • Provided funds to purchase new summer uniforms for children at the Armenian
    Evangelical Secondary School — Anjar in Lebanon
  • Provided funds to support heart surgery for a sponsored child in the Philippines
    who has been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease
  • Provided funds to purchase eyeglasses for sponsored children at the Santa Rosa
    School in Bolivia
  • Provided funds to purchase band equipment for students at the Santa Rosa
    School in Bolivia
  • Provided funds to purchase shoes for children at the Escuela Santa Lisa in
    El Salvador
  • Provided funds to repair the study room used by students at the La Recoleccion
    School in Nicaragua
  • Provided funds to repair the refrigeration room in the kitchen at the La Luz Home
    in Mexico which provides daily meals to our sponsored children who live in the home

Hope in Action in the United States

Just this past year, donations to Hope In Action have: 

  • Provided reading books, arts and crafts supplies for children in the dorms at the
    Mariano Lake Community School in New Mexico
  • Provided materials and supplies for a clothes closet, field day, and field trips
    for studentsat Broad Rock Elementary School in Virginia
  • Provided mattresses, food and clothing for a child who had been relocated to the Children
    Incorporated affiliated school, East Valley Elementary in Kentucky, and was in need of
    emergency support
  • Provided funds to purchase backpacks and school supplies for the annual back to school
    bash at Martha Jane Potter Elementary School in Kentucky
  • Provided emergency support after a house fire for a family at Menifee Central Elementary
    School in Kentucky

Hope In Action donations allowed us to fill a vending machine full of free books for kids in Kentucky.

Additionally, just in the U.S, alone, your support has:

  • Provided funds to help a sponsored child at
    Lewis County Middle School in Kentucky
    participate in a state-wide athletic competition
  • Provided funds to buy shoes, a backpack,
    and school supplies for students at Gouge
    Elementary School in North Carolina
  • Provided funds for a Summer and Arts Camp
    at Belfry Middle School in Kentucky
  • Provided funds for students at Sparta Middle
    School in North Carolina to visit an interactive
    children’s museum and zoo
  • Provide disaster relief funds for two children
    enrolled in our program at Menifee Central
    Elementary School in Kentucky after their house
    caught on fire
  • Provided funds for two students at Perry County
    Central High School in Kentucky to attend a cheerleading camp

And, you have also:

  • Provided funds to purchase materials, supplies and food for a Family Literacy
    Initiative at Flat Gap Elementary School in Kentucky
  • Provided beds, bedding, pillows, blankets, and journals to children in need at Menifee Central
    Elementary School in Kentucky
  • Provide funds to stock the Family Resource Center with nutritious snacks at
    Herald Whitaker Middle School in Kentucky
  • Provided funds to purchase clothes and shoes for the Youth Services Center at Phelps High School
    in Kentucky
  • Provided three new books each to all children at Catlettsburg Elementary School in Kentucky
  • Provided funds to improve health and sanitation by providing water bottles to students at
    Salyersville Grade School in Kentucky when the school added refillable water bottle stations


How do I sponsor a child with Children Incorporated?

You can sponsor a child in one of three ways: call our office at 1-800-538-5381 and speak with one of our staff members; email us at sponsorship@children-inc.org; or go online to our sponsorship portal, create an account, and search for a child that is available for sponsorship.

written by Shelley Callahan

Shelley is the Director of Development for Children Incorporated. She is also the lead social correspondent, regularly contributing insights through the Stories of Hope blog series. Sign up for Stories of Hope to receive weekly email updates about how your donations are changing the lives of children in need.

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