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With Immense Gratitude During These Past Few Years

A letter from our CEO, Ron Carter, expressing his thanks to all our supporters

When the COVID-19 pandemic initially hit in early 2020, I admit that I was greatly concerned about the negative impact it might have on our ability to raise the funds so badly needed to provide services to the thousands upon thousands of children and families that rely on us for help. I was fearful that our donors might be overwhelmed by their individual burdens and concerns and find themselves unable to continue to support our […]

As 2021 Comes to an End, Your Help is Still Greatly Needed

A Letter From our CEO and President, Ron Carter

 Dear Friends, The years 2020 and 2021 have been among the strangest and perhaps most difficult years in recent history. With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, our world was severely shaken. Most of what we considered normal behaviors and activities were suddenly stopped, and we found ourselves isolated and dealing with issues totally new to us. The changes that came about as the result of the pandemic were especially hard on […]

Seeking Ways to Alleviate Child Hunger Around the World

A letter from our CEO and President, Ron Carter

I love grocery stores!  I admit it. I really do.  I find a lot of joy in shopping for food. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of trips to the grocery store or food markets with family members. When I was really small, I spent Saturdays with my Aunt Louise and Grandmother Pierce while my parents worked. Every Saturday morning, my aunt would shop for groceries, and she always took me with her. At […]

Our Back to School Fund Offers More Than Just School Supplies to Children in Need

A Letter From our CEO and President, Ron Carter

My mom and dad were hard-working, lower middle class people, and they did everything in their power to provide for my brother and me. Though their financial situation had improved greatly by the time I reached my teen years, they endured some very difficult times early on. At one point, when I was a small child, my dad lost his job, and with no income being generated, he was unable to pay his bills. His […]

A Meaningful Gift for Ms. Wilson

A story from our President and CEO Ronald H. Carter

This story was originally written before the COVID-19 outbreak and has been updated for publication.  In late February, I had the pleasure of not only attending the concert of one of our sponsors, Mary Wilson (of the legendary Supremes), but she also let me set up a table at the venue to let her fans know about Children Incorporated’s work. As concertgoers entered the building, they passed right by me, and many stopped to pick […]

Our Volunteer Coordinators on the Frontline of the COVID-19 Outbreak

A note from our President and CEO

Each and every day, we receive photos from our volunteer coordinators as they continue to provide for children in our sponsorship program. These coordinators ensure that children have access to basic needs, including food and educational assistance, throughout the COVID-19 crisis. We are incredibly grateful for these amazing individuals as they work tirelessly to make sure that your contributions are supporting some of the most vulnerable children in the world. Although the updates we receive offer hope, […]