Children Incorporated provides resources for children in need, in both the United States and abroad. We passionately believe that children everywhere deserve education, hope, and opportunity.
After personally witnessing the deprivation of children in Guatemala, our founder, Jeanne Clarke Wood established Children Incorporated in 1964. Out of her home in Richmond, Virginia, Ms. Wood began writing letters and seeking assistance for the 95 children she met on her journey to Guatemala. This became the first Children Incorporated project.
Thanks to past and current supporters around the globe, we now have over 300 projects in 23 countries which serve over 20,000 children annually. To date, over 250,000 children have been provided opportunities for growth and education and experienced the support and encouragement our programs provide.
We have stayed true to Ms. Wood’s vision for almost fifty years: Children Incorporated envisions a world in which each and every child has the education, resources, and opportunity to build a better life.
Children Incorporated, which will celebrate its 50thyear serving impoverished children in 2014, fills a void left by many other child assistance organizations. Our basic needs approach meets children’s immediate needs for clothing, food, school supplies, and other items that the youngsters rely on in their day-to-day lives. Without adequate shoes and clothing, children are hesitant to attend school and take part in school activities. With empty stomachs, it is extremely hard for youngsters to concentrate on their classwork. People sometimes fail to realize just how great an impact a monthly donation of $28 can have on the life of a needy child, yet we see it every day. Less than $1 per day can lighten the load for a young person and make his or her life much more bearable. Children Incorporated is proud to meet individualized needs in the here and now, and the 10,000 plus children we serve are the direct beneficiaries.
Ronald H Carter
President and CEO
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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