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A Place to Call Home

Thanks to our affiliated project Casa Central and our donors, families in Guatemala move into new homes

Located just southeast of Mexico, Guatemala is the most populous country in Central America. Its spectacular mountains boast a wealth of natural resources and stunning biodiversity. For centuries, this land served as the core territory of the Mayan civilization. Following two centuries of Spanish colonization, Guatemala gained its independence in the early nineteenth century, only to endure another 150 years of political instability and civil unrest. Additionally, this area is prone to devastating natural disasters, […]

Charity Talks with Ron Carter

The podcast that connects people to worthy causes through interviews and inspirational stories

Ronald Carter, the President and CEO of Children Incorporated, joins Charity Talks and discusses Children Incorporated’s mission to help impoverished children in the United States and 22 countries around the world. Children Incorporated does this in two key ways: through child sponsorship and special funds. Sponsorship ensures that children in poverty get the basic necessities, such as food, clothing and school supplies. Special funds take one-time donations and use them to support feeding programs, skill […]

A School Full of Sponsored Children

At Lake Valley Boarding School, every child in attendance is on the Children Incorporated sponsoring program

Even by Navajo reservation standards, our affiliated project, the Lake Valley Boarding School, is located in an incredibly remote area of New Mexico. The school serves grades kindergarten through eighth, and there is a total of 32 students in attendance – each of which is sponsored through our sponsorship program. “Over the years, there has been talk of closing the school and transporting the children to the nearest little town, which is Crownpoint, where the […]

A Large Space with Ample Supplies

Letcher Elementary School’s massive resource center is stocked with items for children in need

* Note: This blog was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although much has changed regarding our sponsored children’s learning experience in the past months, our On the Road stories remain relevant in regards to our volunteer coordinator’s work and the impact of sponsorship on children in our program thanks to our sponsors. We are pleased to continue to share stories with you about our work. *** Blackey, Kentucky is proud of its distinction as […]

With Deepest Thanks for Our Organization

A single parent in New Mexico talks about why sponsorship is life-changing for her and her children

The To’Hajiilee Day School, Children Incorporated’s longest-established affiliated project in New Mexico, educates around 317 children and youth annually in grades kindergarten through 12 in a community in which 99% of children come from low income families. Our volunteer coordinator is Katrina, a person with a dynamic personality, who has over the years, supported families of children in our sponsorship program as the school’s Family Engagement Coordinator. In that role, she is responsible for all […]

Favorite Moments From Our Volunteer Coordinators

Letters from our affiliated projects in the United States express immense gratitude for our sponsors

At the end of each school year, we receive letters from our volunteer coordinators who share stories of the impact that our sponsors have on the children in our program. Thanks to your support, especially through the COVID-19 pandemic, children in the United States, and around the world, have continued to receive basic needs that have given their families much-needed relief during difficult times. As a way to say ‘thank you’, we would like to […]