Stories written by Ron Carter

Food Insecurity is Preventable — With Our Help

A Letter from our CEO and President, Ron Carter

 Dear Friends, I grew up in a pretty average family. My parents were down-to-earth, hard-working people who sometimes struggled to make ends meet. There was seldom extra money, yet there were always unexpected medical costs, auto repairs, and other expenses that seemed to pop up. I know my folks sometimes worried about how they were going to pay all the bills, and there were periods where their finances were not very good. Even so, we […]

Reflecting on the Past 10 Years

A Letter from our CEO and President, Ron Carter

I started working for Children Incorporated in February of 2003 as the Assistant Director of Appalachian Programs after having spent a dozen years working for another international child sponsorship organization. Then, in 2005, I oversaw the start of a new division offering assistance to urban and inner city schools, and for several years, I was the director of that work. When the Inner Cities and Appalachian Programs were consolidated into one United States Division a […]

Our Vision for the Future

Our 2020-2021 Annual Report

As we always strive to do, I am pleased to share with you highlights of our work around the world over the past two years. In this report, you will find information about our programs, lists of our board members and staff, testimonials from our volunteer coordinators, and other information about the effectiveness of our work and how it truly changes the lives of children in need. It is our goal to always stay and […]

Continuing to Meet the Needs of Children in 2022

A letter from our CEO and President, Ronald H. Carter

Dear Friends, I often share personal stories about the positive effects of our work on children and families. Our Hope In Action Fund is one of the most meaningful ways we improve lives, and our volunteer coordinators, both in the United States and abroad, can testify to that fact on a regular basis, as they witness first-hand the changes among the children in our program that they serve. At Sparta Elementary School, in the scenic […]

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 […]