Does Sponsoring a Child Really Help?

Answering questions about the impact of sponsorship

Child sponsorship is one of the most effective ways to help end child poverty. When you sponsor a child for $30 a month, you are not only immediately meeting the most basic needs of that child, but you are providing them with an education that will allow them to go on to higher education or obtain employment in the future. WHAT IS THE SPONSORSHIP EXPERIENCE LIKE WITH CHILDREN INCORPORATED? The sponsorship relationship enables a sponsor […]

Together, We Can Change Lives — One Child at a Time

A Hope In Action Fund message from our our President and Chief Executive Office Ronald H. Carter

Dear Friends, I want to tell you a story about a special young lady named Anna.* Anna lives in Kentucky and is a senior in high school. She is an ambitious girl who has always dreamed of a better life for herself — better than the life she had become so accustomed to as she was growing up. As one in a family with seven children, Anna’s home was chaotic. She had no personal space, […]

Embracing All the Possibilities Ahead

A Christmas message from our CEO and President Ronald Carter

Each year — usually sometime in early September — I start listening to Christmas music. Friends and family members scold me and make fun of me for it. They say it is way too early. As I walk into the Children Incorporated office many mornings singing the words to the most recent carol I listened to in my car, Renée Kube, our Director of U.S. Programs, is quick to jokingly remind me that there should […]

A Thank-You to Our Supporters

A message of gratitude from our President and CEO Ronald H. Carter

I will never forget the first time I visited the offices of Children Incorporated. It was on a Monday in February of 2003, a day that became one of the most significant in my life. That was the day that I was hired as Assistant Director to the U.S. Programs Division of Children Incorporated. I had worked for another, much larger child sponsorship organization for nearly twelve years, and I was happy there. I had […]

55 Years of Helping Children in Need

Our CEO and President, Ron Carter, reflects on our work over the last six decades

In 1964, the average cost of a new home in the United States was $13,050. Postage stamps were 5 cents each, and a gallon of gasoline cost just 25 cents more than that. One could buy a loaf of bread for less than a quarter, and a ticket to see one of the latest theatrical blockbusters — Goldfinger or Mary Poppins — was $1.25. The Ford Motor Company introduced its iconic Mustang with a suggested […]

Stepping Back in Time

Our CEO writes about visiting our affiliated projects in West Virginia

I recently had the privilege of visiting several schools in West Virginia where Children Incorporated offers our child sponsorship program. It had been several years since my last visit to these schools; while I had clear memories from my previous trips, I wasn’t sure what I would find this go-around. Reflecting on the fact that everything in our world changes rapidly, I expected to find that these West Virginia schools were different from how they […]