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Getting Back into the Classroom

Our affiliated sites in India are now holding physical classes for students

We are grateful that despite many of the issues that India has faced during the pandemic, many of our affiliated sites in the country have been able to resume classes in person in 2022. A note from our volunteer coordinator the Chandrakal Boarding Home informed us about these important updates: “Our state government has given permission to re-open all the educational institutions for physical classes. We are happy to let you know that we have […]

Aiding Ricardo in El Salvador

Thanks to our Hope In Action Fund, we provided hearing aids to a child immediately upon enrollment in our sponsorship program

One reason Children Incorporated is so special is because of our ability to help children around the world with their particular needs – largely due to the closeness that our volunteer coordinators have with children in our program. Last year, we received sponsorship enrollment information for a little boy named Ricardo at the Laboure School in El Salvador. In the comment section of his forms, our volunteer coordinator at the school indicated that Ricardo is […]

Meeting Girls’ Needs in India and Kenya

Thanks to our partnership with Altr’d State, we are able to provide young women with feminine hygiene products

When we consider the needs of our sponsored children, we especially need to consider the particular needs of young girls who might not have access to feminine hygiene products while living in poverty — most likely because their families can’t afford them. When young ladies don’t have access to sanitary napkins, they often skip school to stay home which can be detrimental to their education. Throughout the 2021 year, we focused on providing supplies of […]

A Year Later and a Lot of Big Changes

Thanks to our partnership with the Jeunesse Kids Foundation, we have been able to help thousands of children in need

In early 2021, we were fortunate to partner with the Jeunesse Foundation to support children in our projects around the world. A year later, we look back at what we have been able to accomplish thanks to their support. Our Director of International Programs, Luis Bourdet, writes about the projects we have supported abroad: “Tablets were distributed to children at affiliated programs in Colombia, Brazil, and Peru over the past year, thanks to the Jeunesse […]

Home-made Food Helps In More Ways than One

In the Philippines, purchasing food items from local families supports the whole community

In late 2021, we received a sweet update from one of our volunteer coordinators in the Philippines at the Visayans Community Center at Bliss who, thanks to our donors, was able to make a huge difference in the lives of a local family — all while supporting a local business: “Thanks to contributions from Children Incorporated’s Hope In Action Fund, I decided to purchase peanut butter from the mother of one of our sponsored children, […]

An Overwhelming Positive Change

Theresa at Floyd Central in Kentucky shares a heartwarming story

Today, we want to share a letter of hope and inspiration from one of our many incredible volunteer coordinators from around the world. If there was ever any doubt of the power of sponsorship, Teresa, at Floyd Central High School in Kentucky, confirms with a sweet letter just how much sponsors mean to children in our program: “Dear Children Incorporated Staff and Sponsors, First of all, I want to say thank you for everything that […]