Child labor occurs when school-aged children are forced to work and earn money due to financial stress, illness of a caretaker, the loss of a job, or the loss of the primary income generator in a family.

According to UNICEF, child labor can have detrimental effects on children, including death, sexual exploitation, and mental and physical harm. Unlike household chores and small labor tasks that help children learn, child labor prohibits a child from going to school and getting an education, and subsequently harms their social, emotional, and mental growth.


Children Incorporated helps children escape child poverty by offering them the resources they need to go to school and get an education. By providing basic needs such as food, clothing, and school supplies, families get the support they need to avoid their children joining the workforce and dropping out of school at a young age.

To date, our programs have provided over 300,000 children with desperately needed support.

What is Children Incorporated?

Children Incorporated provides basic necessities such as food, clothing, healthcare and educational support to children living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad. These essentials, so often taken for granted, are vital to a child’s growth and success in school. Each year, we give thousands of children in need all over the world a chance at a better life.

Today, thanks to our supporters around the globe, we now have 235 affiliated sites in 20 countries, including the United States, which serve over 20,000 children annually. To date, our programs have provided over 300,000 children with desperately needed support.

Your sponsorship does more than just feed or clothe a child. For $30 a month, you not only help meet the basic and critical needs of a child, but you also make an investment in his or her future.

Our policy has always been to consider the needs of each sponsored child on an individual basis. We work closely with our volunteer coordinators at our affiliated sites, who are familiar with each individual circumstance and the needs of every child in their care.

Sponsorship donations are sent to our affiliated sites – community centers, childcare centers, and established schools – at the beginning of each month in the form of subsidy stipends. Our onsite volunteer coordinators use the funds to purchase basic and education-related items for children in our program to ensure that they have what they need to do their very best and succeed in school. Additionally, children benefit from the knowledge that a caring person is concerned for their well-being.


HOW DO I SPONSOR A CHILD with children incorporated?

You can sponsor a child in one of three ways: call our office at 1-800-538-5381 and speak with one of our staff members; email us at; or go online to our sponsorship portal, create an account, and search for a child that is available for sponsorship.


written by Children Incorporated

We provide children living in poverty with education, hope and opportunity so they have the chance for a brighter future. Thanks to past and current supporters around the globe, we work with 225 affiliated sites in 20 countries to offer basic needs, emergency relief, and community support to thousands of children and their families each year.

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