My Sponsor Story
Sponsorship creates a special bond with someone you’ll never meet. These are your stories.
In 1997, Southwest Airlines distributed thousands of copies of Dr. Richard Carlson’s best seller Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff to its employees – including pilot Don Wyatt of Palm Coast, Florida. Inspired by the sentiment of the book, Wyatt wanted to give back. And since the late author was a strong supporter of Children Incorporated, Wyatt began to research the organization. “There are many fine agencies to choose from, but my personal favorite is Children […]
On our site visit to Guadalajara last fall we met young Renaldo*. The five-year-old is the youngest of three children in his family, and he attends the La Luz (in English, “The Light”) Children’s Home, a home for children who have one or both parents serving time in prison. When we met Renaldo, he was making a special picture for his sponsor, Stephen Suelzle, a printer who lives 2,469 miles away from him in Portland, […]
Let’s get right to it: We would be nowhere without your support. Sponsors make it possible for Children Incorporated to help hundreds of thousands of children around the globe rise above poverty. Kids like Abel, the tenth grader Shelley and Luis visited last June in Ethiopia, depend on sponsors for supplies and flourish because they know someone out there cares about them. Abel is in the top five of his class! We contacted Abel’s longtime […]
We arrived in Jackson, Kentucky on Wednesday and caught up with some of the kids at LBJ Elementary School. The children here seem like typical kids. Some are shy, some are rambunctious, but each has faced incredible hardship in their short lives. Jackson is one of the poorest parts of the state. Several have lost one or both parents to the rampant drug epidemic in the region and live with a single parent, grandparents or […]