In addition to our child sponsorship program, which assists children in the United States and 19 other countries, Children Incorporated maintains a variety of special funds that support our efforts in meeting the needs of children living in poverty around the world.
Children Incorporated provides basic necessities such as food, clothing, healthcare and educational support to children living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad.
Our special funds
- Our Annual Fund supports administrative costs and will ensure that Children Incorporated can maximize the impact of support we provide to the children we serve. Contributions to this fund will also help us improve existing services to the children in our sponsorship program and make advancements that enable our organization to more efficiently send dollars to the children who need them.
- The Shared Hope Fund (Unsponsored Children Fund) provides for children awaiting sponsorship.
Contributions of all amounts will be pooled and distributed to children in need.
- The Hope in Action Fund supports grassroots, community-led programming in the areas of
health, education, and livelihood. Gifts to the Hope in Action Fund enable us to work alongside
communities in support of long-term improvements to benefit all.
- Our Clothing Fund allows us to purchase new shoes, socks, boots, coats, hats, and
gloves for our sponsored children during emergency situations and due to harsh or unexpected
weather conditions. Your support of this important fund ensures children have proper clothes
and shoes to wear so they can attend school and stay healthy and comfortable throughout the year.
- Our Higher Education Fund helps young people pursue their dreams of completing certificate
programs or obtaining a degree from a university or college. Many of our Higher Education Fund
beneficiaries have returned to their communities in positions as teachers, nurses, social workers,
accountants, architects, counselors, and speech therapists.
- Our Feeding Programs Fund provides food for children who would otherwise go hungry so that
they can be alert at school and ready to learn. This important fund supports our sites around
the world so they can offer healthy meals to children daily and food items for
them to take home on the weekends.
Additionally, we welcome and encourage planned giving. There are different options for legacy gifts, and they may provide significant tax benefits. People choose to make legacy gifts for many different reasons. For some, it is a way to ensure that their memory lives on. For others, it is a way to ensure that Children Incorporated is able to continue its important work. By creating a legacy, you are making a significant contribution to the future sustainability of the work that is most meaningful to you.
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.
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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.