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A Precious Child
October 2011 Newsletter 
In This Issue
Volunteer of the Month
Volunteer Sign-Up
Elitch Gardens
New Staff
Sports Drive
Heroes Luncheon
Christmas Giving Tree
Winter Clothing
giveSPORTS equipment
Brocade Volunteers
Trinity Taekwon Do Volunteers
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Volunteer of the Month 

Dean DePaolo

Dean DePaolo

Thank you Dean for your generosity. Dean is an exceptional man who lives each day finding ways to serve others. We at A Precious Child are so grateful for the support he gives to A Precious Child through his church Joy in Christ and personally.


Julie G Photography supports A Precious Child


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Mention A Precious Child when you book your holiday portrait and 10% of your order will be donated to A Precious Child! Click here to learn more about Julie G Photography.

Julie G also takes amazing photographs of your family's pets. Check out K9 Pawtography 
on Facebook.

Sign up to volunteer at A Precious Child! We are always in need of volunteers. You can do so by clicking on the volunteer position that you most prefer!

Elitch Gardens Discount 
Elitch Gardens

Elitch Gardens haunted houses are a spooktacular good time. They are teaming up with A Precious Child and providing discounted park tickets. For each ticket purchased $5 will be donated to A Precious Child. It's $24.99 for a one day park ticket--$18 off normal priced tickets--and $35.99 including both haunted houses--normally $8 per house. Take your family, friends, loved ones, or acquaintances, and enjoy your day at Elitch Gardens!   

New Staff
kristen peters

Kristen Peters is A Precious Child's Business Development Director.  Her role in the organization includes fundraising, event planning and coordination, and marketing.  Kristen works closely with the Grant Writer to find and acquire funding for the organization.  Kristen also works very closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to implement the plans of the organization.  Kristen began volunteering for A Precious Child in 2010, became a part-time employee, and now has committed herself full-time to A Precious Child's mission.  Kristen brings a varied educational and work experience background to A Precious Child.  She has Bachelor's degrees in both Marketing and Accounting and has worked extensively in both fields across a wide variety of industries including insurance, mutual funds, and publishing.  Kristen grew up in Pennsylvania, has lived in Colorado since 1996, and credits her daughter Kara with inspiring her to commit herself to helping Colorado children.


Lockton Sports Drive 
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Lockton, Inc is holding a sports drive for giveSPORTS! You may drop-off sporting equipment in large boxes at their building in Denver, CO.  We are very grateful to have the support of Locton, Inc and want to give our thanks to them for helping to "PUT A CHILD IN THE GAME!"


Dear Supporters,


Happy October! This is a big month for A Precious Child as we are busy preparing for our First Annual Heroes of A Precious Child Luncheon while continuing to provide children and families with much needed clothing, shoes, coats, diapers, baby food, sports equipment, and gifts for the upcoming holiday season. 


As always, a big thank you for all of your support! We would never be able to help the thousands of impoverished children and families in need without your help. We have served so many children and families because of your in-kind and monetary donations. Please consider becoming a member of A Precious Donor's Club or simply make a one-time monetary donation.  You may download A Precious Donor's Form, fill it out and return it by fax (303)469-7555 or mail to 557 Burbank St. Unit E, Broomfield, CO 80020 or go to A Precious Donor's link Again, thank you for everything you do to help disadvantaged and displaced children in your community! 

Heroes of A Precious Child Luncheon 


Register Now!

A Precious Child is happy to present its First Annual Heroes of A Precious Child Luncheon! We will be hosting a complimentary luncheon on Wednesday, October 26 from 11:30-1:00pm at Noah's Event Center.  It will be a great event full of important people, speeches, and of course food! Individuals from the community will be able to learn more about A Precious Child, what we do, how we do it, and how you can help with your donations. Hope to see you there!

A Precious Gift


October is here and that means it's time to start preparing for what we expect to be our biggest year yet for a Precious Gift - a program that provides holiday gifts to disadvantaged and displaced children. Our exciting news is that A Precious Child has been selected to host the Giving Tree at Flatiron Crossing mall this year! This is an amazing opportunity for us to have an even bigger impact and put even more smiles on the faces of disadvantaged children. Last year, the Precious Gift program provided new toys and gifts to over 3,600 deserving children who would otherwise not have had a present on Christmas morning. With your help, we hope to make this holiday season special for even more children. How can you help? There are so many different ways:

  • Donate money: Funds we collect will be used to purchase toys that are requested but not donated, as well as to meet the expenses we incur to run the program.
  • Sponsor a Child: Select a child's name from the Flatiron Crossing Mall's Giving Tree. Purchase the requested gift and drop it off at A Precious Child.
  • Get your co-workers and friends involved: Sponsor a family or a group of children. Contact A Precious Child 303-466-4272 to obtain a list of children who need gifts. Have your co-workers or friends purchase the requested gifts  and drop them off at our office.
  • Donate new unwrapped toys: We collect gifts for boys and girls of all ages. Gifts can be dropped off at our location at 557 Burbank St, Suite E, Broomfield. Our office hours are Mon-Fri 9-5.
  • Volunteer at our office: We need volunteers to help sort the toys we collect and distribute them to the families in need.
  • Volunteer at Flatiron Crossing Giving Tree: We need volunteers for every day between Thanksgiving and Christmas. To sign up for a shift, please visit  A Precious Gift Sign-UP

Thank you in advance for making this holiday season memorable for the many struggling children and families in need of a helping hand!

Winter Clothes



Fall is among us and we are starting to see the leaves change into beautiful colors of red and yellow, preparing us for the upcoming winter.  As the weather turns cold, children begin to anticipate the first snow fall. Many of these children will be in need of heavy coats, long sleeve shirts, sweaters, and long pants. We want to make sure every child is dressed for Colorado's spontaneous winters! A Precious Child is in need of your generous contributions of warm clothes and coats so all children stay warm and healthy during the winter months. Please go through your closets and donate any warm clothing that you no longer use and know that your donations will go to children and families in dire need!


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giveSPORTS Equipment Drop-Off


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A Precious Child is in need of sporting equipment for youth. Please consider donating your new or gently-used sports equipment so that impoverished children 
can have the opportunity to play a sport.
Drop off locations are at:
  •  A Precious Child, 557 Burbank St. Unit E in Broomfield,
  • Impact Sports, 11575 Main St. #100 in Broomfield, Thunder Academy, 6900 W. 117th Ave in Broomfield, &
  • Deli at Flatiron Park, 2100 Central Ave. in Boulder.

Any equipment is accepted--balls, cleats, running shoes, hockey sticks, gloves...etc. Help " Put a

Child in the game!" Thank you for all of your help and contributions to A Precious Child and giveSPORTS!


Click here to like giveSPORTS on Facebook!


Thrill the World


Have you ever wanted to learn the dance to Michael Jackson's song Thriller? Thrill the World is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Each event raises money for local charities. We are grateful to have Carol Casper, organizer of this year's 2011 Thrill the World at Paul Derda Recreation Center choose A Precious Child as their choice non-profit organization. The event will be held on Friday October 29, from 5-8:05pm--ALL proceeds go to A Precious Child.  This is a great way to help raise money for A Precious Child while doing something fun!  The cost is $12 for Adults and $7 for children 14 and under. 


Doors will open at 4:30pm and everyone will learn the dance until 7:55. At 8pm we will start the simultaneous dance around the world!  We hope to see you there!


Click here to see the "Thrill the World" Flyer for more information.

Brocade Volunteers
Brocade Volunteers


Thank you for volunteering at A Precious Child. We enjoyed your help!  Volunteers from Brocade Communications helped us inventory, sort, and display donated clothing at A Precious Child's Central Clothing Bank.  Also, thanks to them we have more space available to our volunteers, interns, and staff as they helped put together a new desk.


Brocade Communications allows their employees to volunteer 40 hours in the community every year.  They heard about A Precious Child through an employee's son and wife who regularly volunteer at A Precious Child.  They provided us with lots of laughs and hardwork! Thank you! We really appreciate your time and generosity. 

Trinity Taekwon Do  



Trinity Taekwon Do has graciously adopted A Precious Child as their community service outreach program; their instructors and students donate their time, talents, and treasures to our organization!  Kristine Ferraro suggested A Precious Child to the head instructors of Trinity Taekwon Do as a class volunteer project.  They helped in our Central Clothing Bank by sorting, inventorying, and displaying items. Trinity also donated many boxes of diapers to A Precious Child. A big thanks to them, we were able to provide more diapers to families in need! We appreciate Trinity Taekwon Do and all the help they give to A Precious Child!


Trinity Taekwon Do

Our Mission:

"A Precious Child is devoted to making a positive impact in the lives of disadvantaged and displaced children by improving their quality of life."