Stories written by Shelley Callahan

Our Special Projects at Work

How requests from our volunteer coordinators are helping children around the world

What do we mean when we talk about special projects at Children Incorporated? Our special projects come from a variety of requests from our volunteer coordinators at our affiliated sites, but they all mean one thing — crucial support for children, families and communities. “We consider three different types of support when we talk about the ways that our donors can help some of the most vulnerable people in the world,” explains Children Incorporated’s Director […]

6 Years Later: The Best of On the Road

Our blog series has shown our donors the impact of our work — and the best is yet to come

It’s hard to believe that almost exactly 6 years ago we launched our On the Road blog series with this introduction: “Today, Children Incorporated announced the launch of its inaugural blogging series — On the Road. Starting this week, the international child sponsorship organization will take readers on a real time, virtual journey to actual sites as far as Bolivia and Kenya and as close to home as Kentucky.” We are getting close to announcing our […]

Poverty and Natural Disasters

The poor tend to suffer more from disasters — and the effects are devastating

Over the years, our supporters have heard numerous accounts of families we work with needing emergency support when natural disasters strike. From flooding to earthquakes to hurricanes to volcanic eruptions, those living in impoverished areas of the world are more affected in negative ways than those not living in poverty. “At its most basic level, poverty increases vulnerably,” says Children Incorporated’s Director of Development, Shelley Callahan. “When families are living in old houses or in […]

New Updates for an Old Home

The Maria Reyna Home in Honduras is being repaired thanks to support from our donors

Beyond what we are able to do through our sponsorship program for children living in poverty, we are also able to help make improvements to the affiliated sites, thanks to our sponsors and donors. At Children Incorporated, we feel that it is just as valuable to support infrastructure projects, such as building repairs, as it is to help our children and their families — largely because without our affiliated sites, we wouldn’t have access to […]

A Message of Encouragement from Miss Kentucky

Miss Kentucky, Haley Wheeler, visits and speaks with sponsored children at Sebastian Elementary School

When children living in poverty are facing difficulties in life on a regular basis, they not only need help with basic necessities, but they also need words of encouragement, so they can realize their worth and value in the world. Recently, our volunteer coordinator, Genevieve, at Sebastian Elementary School, sent us a letter and photos after a visit from Haley Wheeler, the current Miss Kentucky. Ms. Wheeler came by the school to meet with students […]

Helping Kids on Their Journey to Become the Best Versions of Themselves

Banter by Piercing Pagoda donates $50,000 to Children Incorporated

In December of 2021, our partner, Banter by Piercing Pagoda, supported our work through a fundraiser in which they donated $1 for  every item purchased through their website to Children Incorporated for the entire month—all to go towards helping children in through our Hope In Action Fund. In early November 2021, to announce the partnership, our Director of Development, Shelley Callahan, wrote: “We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Banter™ by Piercing Pagoda®. Starting this […]