Caring for a Generation of Students

Our long-time coordinator at Marie Roberts Elementary School in Kentucky has been helping kids for decades

Marie Roberts Elementary School is located in the small community of Lost Creek, Kentucky, in Breathitt County. In a part of the country where 48.3% of children are living in poverty, the Family Resource Center at the school, and our volunteer coordinator, Jackie, are able to offer children the critical support they need to survive in difficult circumstances. “Jackie is the original coordinator who brought our sponsorship program to the school many years ago. She […]

Fighting Against Hunger During COVID-19

A Thank you from Children Incorporated

 Amidst school closures across the U.S. this past spring, our concern turned to how to best help children who are already living in vulnerable situations.  Many children in our program rely on school lunches and on our Backpack Feeding Program to ensure they are receiving adequate meals throughout the day and on the weekends. Without the support they receive at school, they risk facing hunger at home. Thankfully, because of our donors and sponsors, just […]

Moms Helping in Our Schools

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

Located in rural and mountainous eastern Kentucky, Breathitt County is one of the 100 poorest counties in the United States.  The economic prospects of Breathitt County are, at best, bleak. The coal mining industry that once dominated this area and provided employment for the majority of its population has been declining. Children here not only struggle with lack of basic needs, such as food, clothing, and school supplies, but they are also often in dire […]

The Heart of Small Community

Arlie Boggs Elementary/Middle School is important to an entire town

Located in rural and mountainous eastern Kentucky, Letcher County is best known for its natural beauty, as evidenced by small but growing efforts to promote the county as a tourist destination in recent years. One especially breathtaking site is the Bad Branch Falls State Nature Preserve in the town of Eolia. The park comprises over 2,600 acres of trails, waterfalls, and mountain vistas, boasting one of the highest concentrations of rare or endangered species in […]

A Large Space with Ample Supplies

Letcher Elementary School’s massive resource center is stocked with items for children in need

Blackey, Kentucky is proud of its distinction as a place where part of the movie, Coal Miner’s Daughter, was filmed. Once a bustling mining town with its own coal company, Blackey was devastated by floods and fires in the late 1920s. Even more tragically, during the Great Depression, the little community’s bank failed, and Blackey never regained its glory years. “Michele has taken maximum advantage of her space. Every square inch is packed with materials […]

Young Parents Struggling to Get By

Our sponsorship program provides food and other basic needs for impoverished families in Blackey, Kentucky

Located in rural and mountainous Letcher County, the community of Blackey, Kentucky has deep roots in the coal mining industry. In 1912, just four years after the town’s founding, the Lexington and Eastern Railroad ran a line through Blackey, quickly transforming the mountain hamlet into a booming, modern town. Tragically, Blackey’s prosperity proved short-lived, as the late 1920s ushered in a series of disasters: a flash flood of the North Fork Kentucky River devastated the […]