Two Important Ways You Can Help Children

Our President and CEO, Ron Carter, highlights our Shared Hope Fund and our Higher Education Fund

Dear Friends, At any given time, we have over 1,000 children on our waiting list for sponsorship. Currently, there are more than 600 unsponsored children in our United States Division alone. One of our organization’s most difficult challenges is finding enough sponsors to support all the children referred to us by our network of volunteer coordinators. After being enrolled in our sponsorship program, some children wait many months – even years – before they are […]

What You Should Know About Child Poverty and Health

Facts and statistics about how poverty can keep a child from being healthy

When parents aren’t able to provide adequately for their children, kids are subjected to health issues such as malnutrition and insufficient healthcare, which can lead to increases in school absences, tardiness rates, incidents of illness during class, and untreated health problems. Children from impoverished families are also more likely to be admitted to the hospital, which further increases the number of days on which they are absent from school. Poor families suffer from increased infant […]

From Trash to Treasure

A school in Lebanon has launched a recycling project to help deaf children

We don’t usually relate recycling to helping deaf children, but at the Father Andeweg Institute for the Deaf (FAID) in Lebanon, a project involving plastic bottle caps is doing just that. The children and administrators at FAID have started collecting plastic bottles caps. For every 600,000 caps they collect, the school recycles them for money that is used to buy a new hearing aid for a needy child in attendance, many of whom are Syrian […]

Poverty Threatens not Only Children’s Health, but also Their Education

When children aren’t healthy, they are at risk of missing school and falling behind

As a child assistance organization, Children Incorporated understands well the correlation between children’s health and their ability to receive an education. We often hear from our volunteer coordinators at our affiliated projects in the United States and abroad that children living in poverty are at risk of falling behind in school. Our coordinators often note that children haven’t eaten over the weekend, so they are too hungry to concentrate in class; or sometimes that kids […]

Seal of Approval

Why charity ratings are so important

Ratings of charitable organizations exist to provide the general public with knowledge about the finances of particular charities, including identifying their incomes, business expenses, and the amount of money it takes for them to acquire donations. Information from charity rating organizations also tells donors how much of their donations will be used to support charitable causes, and what portion of them will be dedicated to the charities’ operating expenses. Additionally, it lets donors know how […]

Helping Children in Lebanon Hear

Children Incorporated works in collaboration with the Father Andeweg Institute for the Deaf in Riad El Solh Beirut, Lebanon. Among the students who attend this school are many Syrian child refugees who have been hearing-impaired since birth. Not only have their families had to face the enormous challenge of adequately accommodating the special needs of a deaf child, but they have also had no choice but to flee their home country in search of safety. These refugee households are particularly lacking, as without any support from the Lebanese government because of their immigration status, it is incredibly difficult for them to […]