Our History

Children’s Restoration Network was founded in 1993 by Jim Cox and Cliff Kinsey. What began as a small group of volunteers lending a hand at a shelter in Downtown Atlanta has expanded and grown into an organization that serves thousands of children and mothers each year.

Today, Children’s Restoration Network works with over 100 shelters and group homes in 19 counties. These facilities house more than 3,600 children each night and more than 6,700 children each year. In addition, thousands of volunteers work with CRN throughout the year. These volunteers are the foundation of our organization and our work is only made possible through them. CRN continues to work hard to ensure the vast majority of all donations go directly to the children and mothers we serve.