Creating a Positive Impact in the Lives of Children Worldwide

Our partnership with the Jeunesse Kids Foundation

When I first spoke with Lynn McGovern, Public and Community Relations Manager with Jeunesse Global, about a potential partnership, I knew right away why the philanthropic arm of her company, the Jeunesse Kids Foundation, matched perfectly with Children Incorporated’s mission and vision. Jeunesse Kids is dedicated to creating a positive impact in the lives of children worldwide, and the foundation is funded and supported by a vast community of caring individuals who are passionate about […]

An Open School in Eastern Kentucky

West Whitesburg Elementary School embraces a culture of acceptance among students

*Note: This blog was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although much has changed regarding our sponsored children’s learning experience in the past months, our On the Road stories remain relevant in regards to our volunteer coordinator’s work and the impact of sponsorship on children in our program thanks to our sponsors. We are pleased to continue to share stories with you about our work. *** Located in the heart of Kentucky’s Eastern Coal Region, […]

At Children Incorporated, the Little Things Make a Big Difference

A Letter From our CEO and President, Ron Carter

 Dear Friends, One of the most oft-asked questions for the staff of Children Incorporated is,“How can so little do so much?” People truly want to know how their dollars can change the lives of the children they sponsor. For us, that answer is simple. For decades, our wonderful volunteer coordinators have shared incredible stories of how your donations can have life-changing effects on children in our programs. From offering children a pair of socks and […]

An Online Trip to North Carolina

Our Director of U.S. Programs, Renée Kube, visits all our affiliated projects in North Carolina virtually

In 1963, President Kennedy formed a state-federal cooperative committee known as the President’s Appalachian Regional Commission (PARC). Its purpose was to develop a comprehensive economic development model for Appalachia, where one out of three Appalachian people lived in poverty; the per capita income was just 23% of the national income; and where, by the end of the 1950’s, two million people had left the region due to lack of economic opportunity. The Commission released its […]

Moms Helping in Our Schools

Mothers of our sponsored children gain work experience through the Family Resource Center

*Note: The school visit mentioned in this blog occurred prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we are currently conducting school visits virtually, our On the Road stories remain relevant in regards to our volunteer coordinators’ work and the impact of sponsorship on children in our program thanks to our sponsors. We are pleased to continue to share stories with you about our work. *** Located in rural and mountainous eastern Kentucky, Breathitt County is one of […]

Meeting Virtually with Our Volunteer Coordinators

COVID-19 restrictions have meant that we are checking in with our affiliated projects online

Although in-person meetings with our volunteer coordinators were halted due to COVID-19, our amazing staff made sure they were still able to check in with our projects around the world to ensure children in our program continued to receive the care and support they needed. Today, hear from U.S. Sponsorship Specialist, Shelley Oxenham, about her virtual meetings with coordinators in Kentucky and how your support has made an impact through the pandemic. Louisa Elementary School […]