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Well Rested and Ready to Learn

Our Beds and Linens Fund ensures children have a place to get cozy at night

Our Director of U.S. Programs, Renée Kube, has two more stops on her virtual tour of Floyd County, Kentucky, which she conducted this past spring. Today, Renée met with Sharon at May Valley Elementary School to hear about how our sponsors are supporting students in this small community. Meeting with Sharon “May Valley is located in the community of Martin, right off of Kentucky Route 80. It is a busier and more bustling community than […]

Our Special Funds at Work in Eastern Kentucky

At Betsy Lane High School, multiple Children Incorporated funds are supporting children in need

As our Floyd County, Kentucky virtual visit series comes to a close, our Director of U.S. Programs, Renée Kube, tells us about our newest affiliated site in the area, Betsy Lane High School, and how valuable so many of our programs are to its Family Resource Center coordinator, Anita. “Betsy Lane High School officially began partnering with Children Incorporated October 2020, with a few kids transferring in from other affiliated schools. Our Volunteer Coordinator, Anita, […]

Children Incorporated Responds to Major Flooding in Eastern Kentucky

An Update from our Director of U.S. Programs, Renée Kube

Historic thunderstorms struck southeastern Kentucky from the late evening of Wednesday, July 27th through Thursday, July 28th. The storms produced at least 6″ of rain within a 24-hour period. More rain fell the following Friday and Saturday, bringing the total to 14″-16″ of rainfall within a five-day period. The storms triggered both flash flooding of creeks and severe river flooding. The flooding also caused mudslides, and torrents of water and mud washed away small bridges, […]

Squeezed to The Breaking Point in Eastern Kentucky

Our sponsors and donors offered life-changing support for parents to students at John Stumbo Elementary School

As a part of our “Virtual Tour” of our Floyd County, Kentucky affiliated sites, Director of U.S. Programs, Renée Kube, tells us about her “visit” to John Stumbo Elementary School. “This is a small school in the community of Grethel, which is in a very rural area about 20 miles south-southeast of the county seat, Prestonsburg. The community is on Kentucky Route 979, and besides the school, there is a small post office and a […]

The Simple and Ordinary Things Helping the Most

Our volunteer coordinator, Scott, at Duff-Allen Central Elementary in Kentucky expresses his appreciation for our programs

As a part of our 2022 “Virtual Visit” series, our Director of U.S. Programs, Renée Kube, takes us to Duff-Allen Central Elementary in Floyd County, Kentucky where she “meets” with Scott, our volunteer coordinator, at the school. “Duff-Allen Central Elementary is a large elementary school also located in the community of Eastern. It serves about 626 students from pre-kindergarten to 8th grade. It was formerly two separate schools on the same campus – James A. […]

Family Bonding in Eastern Kentucky

At Floyd Central High School, Family Fun Nights bring students and parents together

As a part of our 2022 “Virtual Visit” series, our Director of U.S. Programs, Renée Kube, takes us to Floyd Central High School on a visit to hear about our sponsorship program and other outreach services conducted by our volunteer coordinator, Teresa. Renée Virtual Visit “Floyd Central High is a relatively new school located in the community of Eastern. It was built in 2017 as a consolidation of the old Allen Central High and South […]