Kids in Need in Our Backyard

A hometown hero helps children in Richmond, Virginia to get shoes

Last year, we received a wonderful donation of hundreds of pairs of shoes, thanks to a special donor Rita who wanted to help children in Richmond, Virginia, in the vicinity of which our office has been located since the organization’s inception more than fifty years ago. Rita spearheaded a massive shoe drive with local churches in response to the devastating Hurricane Harvey of 2017. Many of the shoes were shipped to Houston, but Rita set […]

“Good Nights Are Good Days”

Our partner, the Pajama Program, helps children get cozy for bedtime

At Children Incorporated, we think a lot about the basic needs that children living in poverty are going without. Providing kids with items like food, shoes, school supplies, toiletries, and clothing are at the forefront of our mission as a child sponsorship organization. Sometimes, however, when we think about ensuring that children have appropriate clothes to wear, we don’t think about how important pajamas are for kids while growing up. “Every child has the right […]

A New Playground and New Supplies for Students in Richmond

Donors pitch in to provide fun items to G.H. Reid Elementary School

Last November, Children Incorporated staff members Renée Kube, Shelley Oxenham, and Chuck Smith helped rebuild a playground at G.H. Reid Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia, where we partner with Communities in Schools of Richmond (CIS) to support sponsored children in the Richmond area, near our headquarters. Just a few months prior, over summer break, the old playground was set on fire, and it spread around the equipment, melting and disfiguring most of it, and leaving […]

Volunteers Restore School Playground Destroyed by Arson

Someone set fire to the playground matting at G.H. Reid Elementary School last summer. The fire spread around the equipment, melting and disfiguring most of it, and leaving the 750 Richmond, Virginia public school children with few options for outdoor play. But when bad things happen, good people often start showing up to help. Hundreds of volunteers from various Richmond organizations, including Children Incorporated, stepped up to help out last November. Together, they rebuilt the playground in […]

Sweets to Celebrate

An ice cream social gives children the chance to ask questions about their sponsors

Located in the Southside of Richmond, Virginia, Swansboro Elementary School was established in 1986. For young students in the community, life presents many challenges. It is estimated that as many as ninety percent of the children who attend the school are being raised in single-parent homes with incomes far below what is needed to make ends meet. Numerous children there live transient, unstable lives, moving frequently between the homes of relatives and acquaintances. Thankfully, students […]

Dancing for a Cause

A high school dance marathon fundraiser helped children in Richmond, Virginia with their sight

In 2011, Children Incorporated was gifted $10,000 by Deep Run High School in Richmond, Virginia as a beneficiary of the Deep Run Marathon Dance. In an effort to help children in Richmond with vision issues, the contribution was used for a large-scale vision clinic held in October of the same year at the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Athletic Center in partnership with OneSight, Richmond City Public Schools, the Rudi Johnson Foundation, the James Farrior Foundation, and […]