Enormous Heart and Soul

Our President and CEO, Ron Carter, chats with Rosanne Cash

I first met Rosanne Cash in the spring of 2012. Of course, I was already aware of her artistry, having been a big fan of her hit songs “Seven Year Ache,” “Blue Moon With Heartache,” and “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me,” and I was well aware that she was the daughter of the iconic Johnny Cash. I admit that I was initially a little starstruck to meet her, but since our initial […]

Our Spring 2024 Newsletter

Celebrating 60 Years of Children Incorporated

Dear Friends,  Before joining the staff of Children Incorporated in 2003, I worked for another child sponsorship organization for over a decade. During that time, I occasionally heard about Children Incorporated from my then co-workers, but no one seemed to know a great deal about the organization founded by Jeanne Clarke Wood in 1964. Children Incorporated was often downplayed and written off as being rather insignificant in comparison to the much larger organization where I […]

A Family Helping Other Families

An interview with Sandra and Michael Ruddick

Michael and Sandra Ruddick are a family that I have had the pleasure of spending time with over the last 20 years, although their support of our organization far exceeds the time that I have been with Children Incorporated. I recently took some time to ask them some questions about how they became dedicated donors and what drives them to continue to be involved in our work so many years later. RC: You started with […]

Making a Lasting Difference in the Lives of Children in Need

Legacy Giving is one of the most important ways we plan for the future

Dear Friends, As the leader of Children Incorporated, one of my greatest responsibilities is finding the funds needed to meet the vast array of needs presented to us, almost on a daily basis. These needs come from our volunteer coordinators and those managing our programs in the field, and they are many and diverse. Our child sponsorship program addresses a large number of the more common requests such as those for food, clothing, and school […]

A Big Year for Hope In Action

One of our most important special funds offers support all over the world

We talk about our Hope In Action Fund a lot — and for good reason. This special fund, which provides for children and families in emergency situations, when natural disasters strike, and due to extreme hardship, allows our volunteer coordinators to support their communities beyond what sponsorship provides. As we get closer to the end of 2023, we would like to share with you, our amazing donors, just some of the many ways your donations […]

Our December 2023 Impact Report

A letter from our volunteer coordinators at Eden Elementary School

Our volunteer coordinators, Alicia and Marlena, at Eden Elementary School in Kentucky are well aware of just how much our donors do for the children they support. Today, we hear from Alicia and Marlena about the particular projects that Children Incorporated has been able to fund at their school, and how our thoughtful donors are making big changes for families in need as a part of our December 2023 Impact Report. An amazing amount of […]