Stories written by Shelley Callahan

Our April 2024 Impact Report

Hearing from a Former Sponsored Child in Kentucky

Ensuring children are able to stay in our sponsorship program from their earliest days in school until graduation is something that our Director of U.S. Programs, Renée Kube, works hard to do. With the public school system often times having three different schools — elementary, middle and high school — for children to attend, it’s crucial that we partner with each school to ensure sponsorship support is not interrupted — especially for children who need […]

A Doctor Giving Back in India

A Higher Education Success Story

While visiting our affiliated sites in India this past fall, our Director of International Programs, Luis Bourdet, met with Chinna Ramavath, who is now Dr. Ramavath, thanks to support he received from our Higher Education Fund. Today, Luis recounts his time meeting with Chinna while in Guntur in October, in which Chinna caught him up on what his life is like now thanks to support from Children Incorporated. “Chinna was one of the first enrolled […]

A Need for Beds at Lou Ann Long

Children sleep on small mats on the floor at our affiliated site

As our Director of International Programs, Luis Bourdet, continues his travels in India visiting our affiliated sites, he tells us about the Lou Ann Long Girls’ Hostel, in which children in our program are in need of bed and linens for a comfortable nights rest. About the Lou Ann Long GIRLS’ HOSTEL “The small town of Yadagiri, where the Lou Ann Long Girls’ Hostel is located, is in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Drought […]

Scarcely Making Ends Meet in New Mexico

Caretakers of children at Mariano Lake Community School struggle financially

As she continues her visit to our affiliated sites in New Mexico, our Director of U.S. Programs, Renée Kube, visits the Mariano Lake Community School where she meets with Barbara, our volunteer coordinator. VISITING MARIANO LAKE “Mariano Lake Community School is located about 60 miles south-southwest of Lake Valley. Whereas the Lake Valley area is rocky and has become more arid, the Mariano Lake area has sandy soil and more vegetation. There are several types […]

Improving the Chandrakal Boarding Home in India

Thanks to our volunteer coordinator, we have been able to help with renovations

It has been almost 6 years since our Director of International Programs, Luis Bourdet, has had the opportunity to return to our affiliated sites in India to meet with our volunteer coordinators and sponsored children. Thankfully, this past October, he was able to make the trip along with our International Programs Specialist, Yefiny Mena, who was seeing India for the first time. They started their journey by visiting the Chandrakal Home, a long-time affiliated site […]

Willingness to Invest in Students

A letter from our volunteer coordinator, Scott, at Lewis County Middle and High Schools

It is amazing to us what our volunteer coordinators are able to do to help children in need when given the freedom to determine what is best for children in our program, which is something we are proud to offer to them. Today we hear from Scott at Lewis County Middle and High Schools, about some of his students who benefited from our sponsorship program in a way which he feels shows an investment in […]