A New Playground and New Supplies for Students in Richmond

Donors pitch in to provide fun items to G.H. Reid Elementary School

Last November, Children Incorporated staff members Renée Kube, Shelley Oxenham, and Chuck Smith helped rebuild a playground at G.H. Reid Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia, where we partner with Communities in Schools of Richmond (CIS) to support sponsored children in the Richmond area, near our headquarters. Just a few months prior, over summer break, the old playground was set on fire, and it spread around the equipment, melting and disfiguring most of it, and leaving […]

The Power of Shoes: A Pair of Organizations Working Together

An Interview with Andrew Kroes from Because International

If any organization can attest to the power of small things making a big difference, it’s Children Incorporated. We understand just how important a notebook, a pencil, a new shirt, a toothbrush, or a pair of socks can be for a child who doesn’t have these basic necessities in their life. By April, donations to the Shoe Fund exceeded $30,000 – meaning more than 1,500 children will be receiving new shoes this year. There is […]

Repairing a Smile and Self-esteem

Hope In Action steps in to fix a student’s teeth

It goes without saying that our Hope In Action Fund, which allows Children Incorporated to provide for sponsored children and their families in emergency and special circumstances, comes to the rescue quite often. Whether funds go to purchasing cleaning supplies after families have been affected by flooding, or to replacing a pair of eyeglasses when a child falls and breaks them on the playground, Hope In Action is such an important part of how Children […]

A Future for Children in a Kentucky Without Coal

Nobody’s better at wearing a brave face than a kid — whether they know it or not. If you drive around Eastern Kentucky, you’ll see children at school playing outside and laughing. At first glance, it’s not likely that you’ll truly understand the impact that increasing poverty is having on their families. For a long time now, coal has put clothes on the backs and shoes on the feet of generations of Kentucky residents. It’s […]

History, Heritage, and a Helping Hand

Shonto students conserve Navajo culture while working for their futures

Shonto Preparatory School isn’t like other public schools. Located in northern Arizona, the school is in the heart of the Navajo Nation, and serves children who are economically poor, but rich in culture and history. Most Shonto families don’t have running water or electricity, but yet they take daily classes to learn a language that was first written down only a generation ago. They have little money for clothes and school supplies, but they supplement […]

The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

We are delighted to announce a new partnership that will help even more children rise above poverty. The International Student Exchange (ISE) has chosen Children Incorporated to be one of two partners selected for its new “Giving Back” initiative, which includes a six-figure contribution to support our domestic programs. It’s a good match. After all, we both bring strangers together to build bridges between social, economic, and geographic divides. Just imagine what we could do together. “I am […]