Stepping in to Help

A note from our volunteer coordinator in Kentucky about our work helping families in need

It’s hard for people to ask for help in many situations — especially when it involves a person’s ability to care for their own family. But for families living in poverty, it is often a necessity for them, which is why our Hope In Action Fund exists to provide support when they need it the most. Today we hear from our volunteer coordinator, Genevieve, at Sebastian Elementary School in Eastern Kentucky, about how Children Incorporated […]

Praise from a New Coordinator

Anita at Johns Creek Elementary School writes to Children Incorporated about her first year working in the Family Resource Center

It is always nice to hear from our volunteer coordinators about the impact that our sponsors have on children in our program as they are the ones that see first-hand the power of sponsorship. “Without your help, I would not be able to help the students and their families in this program.” We recently received a letter from a new coordinator, Anita, from Johns Creek Elementary School about her first year working to support children […]

Removing Barriers in Eastern Kentucky

Our volunteer coordinator Sandy writes to say how much our Hope In Action Fund is helping kids and families

As we continue to provide support to our affiliated projects around the world amidst COVID-19, we are hearing from our volunteer coordinators about how valuable our support is at this time. Today we hear from Sandy at Bevins Elementary School in Kentucky about how donations from our donors are helping children in her community. “Removing barriers is what Children Incorporated does best.” “Dear Children Incorporated, The mission of the Family Resources and Youth Services Center […]

Reflecting on High School at Graduation

One of our graduates thanks his sponsor for years of support

As you know, COVID-19 has disrupted family events worldwide, from births and weddings, and sadly to funerals. School closures have also disrupted activities for the Class of 2020. The high school students in our program were looking forward to attending senior prom, having their friends sign their yearbooks, saying goodbye to their teachers, and finally getting to walking across a stage in an auditorium packed with family and getting a handshake from the principal and […]

The Challenges of Home Life

Wolfe County Middle and High School students face difficult circumstances in their households

Nestled in the picturesque Appalachian Mountains and steeped in a rich cultural heritage lies Wolfe County, Kentucky. As is the case for many areas of Appalachia, Wolfe County’s natural beauty belies the abject poverty in which many of its residents live. Wolfe County carries the unfortunate distinction of being one of Kentucky’s most impoverished regions. As is the case for many areas of Appalachia, Wolfe County’s natural beauty belies the abject poverty in which many […]

High Rents in Jackson City

Many residents in Breathitt County, Kentucky pay more than half of their income in rent

Jackson City is located in rural and mountainous Breathitt County, Kentucky. Until the 1990s, coal was the foundation of the county’s economy, but the steady decline of the coal mining industry has begun to wreak havoc upon the local economy. Many families, who once depended upon the mines for income, now depend upon part-time employment at minimum wages, welfare, and food stamps. Poverty and unemployment have become intrinsic parts of daily life in Jackson City […]