Welfare in the Wake of Disaster

The El Refugio Welfare Center in Honduras was built in response to damage from a hurricane

Built in response to the devastation of Hurricane Mitch in Honduras more than twenty years ago, our affiliated project El Refugio Welfare Center continues to support children in the rural town of El Progreso to this day. Yet despite the difficulties, local children who attend the El Refugio Welfare Center can rely on support from administrators — as well as their Children Incorporated sponsors — for a consistent supply of food, clothing and educational materials. […]

Two Schools, One Volunteer Coordinator

At Fairview Independent Schools in Eastern Kentucky, our volunteer coordinator has a large workload

Fairview Independent School comprises two campuses, Fairview Elementary and Fairview High Schools, located just a few blocks apart from each other in the small community of Westwood, Kentucky. Like many communities in Eastern Kentucky, Westwood has suffered significantly from the decline of the coal and steel mining industries that used to dominate this area. At one point, Armco Steel employed the majority of the Westwood workforce and made it a prosperous town. Today, only 1300 […]

Backpacks Full of Food to the Rescue

More than 100 children at Boyd County Middle are part of the school’s Weekend Backpack Feeding Program

Boyd County Middle School is located in the isolated and rural town of Cannonsburg, Kentucky. When children don’t eat enough, it can shorten their attention span, lower their IQ and keep them from performing well in school. Like many of Kentucky’s Eastern Coal Field communities, Cannonsburg has suffered significantly from the decline of the coal mining industry. At the height of the coal operations, Boyd County was an essential and active port city for the […]

Support for the Long-Term

Our Hope in Action Fund provides more than just one-time aid for kids in Kentucky

When our Director of U.S. Programs, Renée Kube, was contacted by Deb from Carr Creek Elementary School in Knott County, Kentucky twelve years ago, Renée had no idea how much of an affect that one phone call would have on children in need. During a recent visit to Carr Creek Elementary School, Renée got a chance to see first-hand just how proud Deb is of the partnership she has created with Children Incorporated. Deb had […]

Going Above and Beyond for Kids in Need

Our volunteer coordinator at Hindman Elementary School goes the extra mile for her students

As the largest elementary school in Knott County, Kentucky, Hindman Elementary School serves 609 students in grades kindergarten through eight. Not only does the school have high enrollment, but it also prides itself on having test scores that are above the state average. According to our volunteer coordinator at the school, Shana, Hindman Elementary has a higher ratio of children who come from middle-class households compared to the rest of Knott County. Shana believes that […]

Children Incorporated Fall 2019 Newsletter

55 Years of Helping Children in Need

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. In the same year, a young woman named Jeanne Clarke Wood started Children Incorporated out of her home in Richmond, Virginia to improve the lives of children who often went hungry and without having their most basic needs met. Fifty-five years later, […]