Stories written by Ron Carter

We Can Help Students Start the School Year Prepared

A Letter from our CEO and President, Ron Carter

Dear Friends, Each summer, as the time for a new school year approaches, businesses launch their latest “Back to School” sales pitches. They roll out the big promotions to encourage consumers to purchase everything from pencils and pens to backpacks, calculators, and laptop computers. Many states even have days when they suspend sales taxes to encourage greater spending on these school items. According to the National Retail Foundation, people in the United States spent an […]

Twenty Sponsored Children to Celebrate 20 Years

A Message from our President and CEO, Ron Carter

It is hard to believe that 2023 is the 20th anniversary of my time at Children Incorporated – ten of which I have been blessed to lead the organization as our CEO and President. During my time with this incredible organization, I have been very blessed to work with some absolutely inspiring people and to be afforded many wonderful opportunities for personal growth. Children Incorporated has changed a lot over these last twenty years, and […]

Our Clothing Fund Provides for Children in All Types of Weather

A letter from our CEO and President, Ron Carter

Dear Friends, My nineteen-year-old daughter, a sophomore in college, moved into a shared apartment back in the fall. Deciding which of her belongings to bring from home was a challenge because of the limited space in her closet and dresser at the apartment. My family is currently in the process of downsizing to a smaller house, so we wanted my daughter to take as many of her personal belongings with her as possible. She was actually […]

Coming Together to Serve Others

A letter from our CEO and President, Ron Carter

On Christmas Eve in 1914, as the battles of the first World War were raging all around, soldiers in the British Expeditionary Force overheard some German troops in the trenches across from them singing Christmas carols. The British soldiers noticed that their adversaries had placed lit lanterns and small fir trees all along their trenches, their way of decorating for the special night. Slowly, the opposing soldiers began to call out to one another across […]

Every Dollar Counts When Helping Children In Need

A letter from our CEO and President, Ron Carter

Dear Friends,  I’m one of those people who likes grocery stores. I got this from my father, Allen, who simply couldn’t pass a supermarket without going in. My dad was a bargain shopper like no other; he scoured sales ads in the local newspapers, and then went from store to store searching out the best prices on this item or that. If a particular product was on sale at an exceptionally low price, he bought […]

A Time to Celebrate and Give Thanks

A Letter from our CEO and President, Ron Carter

In the United States, the first Thanksgiving celebration dates back to 1619. Thirty-eight English settlers arrived by boat at the Berkeley Plantation in Charles City County, Virginia, and they immediately held a festival of thanks and appreciation for their safe arrival following a long and treacherous trip. They also gave thanks for the abundance of the land – vegetables and foodstuffs galore – and they feasted on the bounty before them. Each year since that […]