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For Our 55th Anniversary, Help Us Reach Our Goal of Raising $55,000

A message from our President and CEO Ron Carter

55 years ago, our founder Jeanne Clarke Wood, aided by her father J. Calvitt Clarke, started Children Incorporated. In honor of Mrs. Wood and the work she started 55 years ago, our desire now is to raise $55,000 for our Annual Appeal. By writing hand-scripted letters and making personal phone calls, Mrs. Wood located sponsors for an initial enrollment of just 95 children. Support for these young people was so generous and effective that many […]

Embracing All the Possibilities Ahead

A Christmas Message from our CEO and President Ronald Carter

Each year — usually sometime in early September — I start listening to Christmas music. Friends and family members scold me and make fun of me for it. They say it is way too early. As I walk into the Children Incorporated office many mornings singing the words to the most recent carol I listened to in my car, Renée Kube, our Director of U.S. Programs, is quick to jokingly remind me that there should […]

A Thank-You to Our Supporters

A message of gratitude from our President and CEO Ron Carter

I will never forget the first time I visited the offices of Children Incorporated. It was on a Monday in February of 2003, a day that became one of the most significant in my life. That was the day that I was hired as Assistant Director to the U.S. Programs Division of Children Incorporated. I clearly recall the sense of deep gratitude I experienced upon being hired to work at Children Incorporated, and through the […]

A Conversation with Mary Wilson

Our CEO and President Ron Carter catches up with our award-winning sponsor

My mother’s sister operated a record store in our small hometown of Reidsville, North Carolina. During my childhood in the 1960s, I spent a great deal of time there. While other little boys were outside climbing trees, swinging bats and getting into mischief, I was inside spinning records. Music was everything to me, and while I was a huge Beatlemaniac, my favorite music of all was that of The Supremes — Diana Ross, Florence Ballard […]

55 Years of Helping Children in Need

Our CEO and President, Ron Carter, reflects on our work over the last six decades

In 1964, the average cost of a new home in the United States was $13,050. Postage stamps were 5 cents each, and a gallon of gasoline cost just 25 cents more than that. One could buy a loaf of bread for less than a quarter, and a ticket to see one of the latest theatrical blockbusters — Goldfinger or Mary Poppins — was $1.25. Reports from those early days indicate that funds raised for and […]

Stepping Back in Time

Our CEO writes about visiting our affiliated projects in West Virginia

I recently had the privilege of visiting several schools in West Virginia where Children Incorporated offers our child sponsorship program. It had been several years since my last visit to these schools; while I had clear memories from my previous trips, I wasn’t sure what I would find this go-around. Reflecting on the fact that everything in our world changes rapidly, I expected to find that these West Virginia schools were different from how they […]