Our Donors to the Rescue

A special campaign for emergency relief funds for Eastern Kentucky has raised over $22,000

In late July of this year, we reported on the massive flooding that occurred in Eastern Kentucky, which devastated many of the communities in which we work. Storms followed by rising water damaged homes and schools, leaving families of our sponsored children without a place a live — and in dire need of emergency relief. In the first week after the flooding, our Director of U.S. Programs, Renée Kube, sent $1000  to each of the […]

Clean Up and Recovery in Eastern Kentucky

Our Director of U.S. Programs receives updates about disaster response efforts

As we begin to receive updates from our affiliated sites in Eastern Kentucky, we want to share with our sponsors and donors how clean up and recovery efforts are coming along in areas in which our sponsored children and their families have been greatly impacted. At Letcher County and Jenkins Independent Schools, the opening for the new school year, which had originally been scheduled for the week of August 8th, has been postponed indefinitely because of […]

Children Incorporated Responds to Major Flooding in Eastern Kentucky

An Update from our Director of U.S. Programs, Renée Kube

Historic thunderstorms struck southeastern Kentucky from the late evening of Wednesday, July 27th through Thursday, July 28th. The storms produced at least 6″ of rain within a 24-hour period. More rain fell the following Friday and Saturday, bringing the total to 14″-16″ of rainfall within a five-day period. The storms triggered both flash flooding of creeks and severe river flooding. The flooding also caused mudslides, and torrents of water and mud washed away small bridges, […]

Help Save Children in Sri Lanka

Facts about child poverty in Sri Lanka and how Children Incorporated is helping

The island nation of Sri Lanka is located just east of India’s southern tip. It has been known by many names over the centuries, but it fittingly derives its current name from the Sinhalese words meaning “resplendent island.” Amidst its tropical rainforests, coastal plains and south-central highlands, Sri Lanka boasts the highest biodiversity density in Asia, with roughly a quarter of its thousands of species of plant life and mammals existing nowhere else on the […]

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 […]

Recycling to Support Families in Need

Children Incorporated donor, Richard Graff, is helping children in the Philippines by collecting items from work to resell

When Richard Graff became a donor with Children Incorporated this past summer, he had an interest in providing support to the Philippines — and came up with a creative way to raise funds through his work to do just that. “What motivated me to donate to the Philippines is I have friends from the Philippines whom I have met through the fishing industry and learned of the struggles that occurred with COVID-19 occurring, so it […]