A Precious Child, Inc.

A Precious Child, Inc. Newsletter

October 2009 

 

In This Issue
:: Fill A Backpack (F.A.B) Program Helps Over A Thousand Children
:: Fall Donations Are Being Accepted
:: Christmas Is Right Around The Corner...
:: Jefferson County Foster Care Association Thanks You!
:: Thrill The World As You Help A Precious Child
:: Get Involved!
 Dear Supporters,
 
A Precious Child is pleased to present the first of our monthly newsletters. We greatly appreciate your assistance, interest and ongoing encouragement and would like to keep you informed of our activities, success stories, and the current needs of the disadvantaged children in our community and around the world.
 
We think that it is important for you to know that you are helping to make a difference in a child's life. Thank you for your support!
 
Fill A Backpack F.A.B. Program Helps Over A Thousand Kids

 A Precious Child's first annual Fill A Backpack drive was an amazing success. Backpacks filled with school supplies were provided to over one thousand children in need thanks to the donations from sponsors, members of the community, local businesses and many others who have kindly given of their time and hearts. Thank you to the North Metro Fire Rescue Department, Elevations Credit Union, and Curves for being collections sites. The following is a breakdown of the number of backpacks distributed and the recipients.
 
75   Backpacks to local schools
473 Backpacks to foster care children
10   Backpacks to a local Safehouse
25   Backpacks to a local Shelter
420 Backpacks to children referred by various organizations
1003 Backpacks Total! 
Fall Donations Are Being Accepted

Cooler weather is upon us and A Precious Child is gearing up by collecting winter clothing for local children in need. Please donate your lightly used coats and sweaters and other articles of clothing to keep a child warm this winter. A Precious Child is in need of children's clothing but also accepts both casual adult clothing and professional adult attire to help parents get involved and succeed in the workforce.  Donations may be dropped off at A Precious Child located at 54 Garden Center in Broomfield. Please contact A Precious Child at 720-951-0525 to confirm drop-offs or to make special arrangements. 
 
Christmas Is Right Around The Corner...
 
A Precious Child would like to make this Christmas special for local children in need. There are countless children who will not recieve anything for Christmas this year maybe because they are in foster care, between homes, or just because today's economic times make it impossibe for parents to afford anything other than the bare necessities. Our goal is to provide disadvantaged children with a new toy, a shirt, a pair of pants or dress and a pair of shoes for Christmas. This may not seem like much but this may be the only gifts these children will receive.
 
You can help! Donate a new toy, clothing, or make a financial contribution. For more information and ways to help contact A Precious Child at 720-951-0525 or email carinamartin@apreciouschild.org 
 
Jefferson County Foster Care Association Thanks You! 
 

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You so much for your heart for our children. Last school year we got a little kiddo around midnight that had come with no school supplies, no backpack, nothing but the clothes this child was wearing. I was surprised to learn that what was causing this child the most stress was not having the supplies for school the next day. Now we are able to relieve this stress and give them a backpack full of supplies. Oh how I wish you could see the proud smiles on their faces as they realize that someone they don't even know has gotten this new stuff just for them. The backpacks and school supplies are an enormous help to the children and their families. Knowing that we had your support with the school supplies lifted a big weight off of my shoulders and has allowed me to focus on other areas to help the foster children. On behalf of all the children who get these backpacks.
 
Thank You!!!
 
Julie Secor
Jefferson County Foster Care Association
President 
      Thrill the World Event
 
Join us in breaking the Guinness World Record of the most people consecutively performing the "Thriller" Dance all over the world. Proceeds will go to benefit A Precious Child. The event will be held on Saturday, October 24 from 4pm-7pm at the Paul Derda Recreation Center located at 13201 Lowell Blvd. in Broomfield. No dance experience is necessary and costumes are welcome but not required. The doors will open at 4 pm and the "Thriller" dance will be taught from 4:30-6:30pm.The dance must begin at 6:30pm  (to join the worldwide dance)The cost for admission is $10 per person or $25 for a family of 4 and $5 for each additional child. Tickets will be sold at www.myzumbaclass.com or you can pay at the door.  For more information visit:  www.thrilltheworld.com  or email Carol Casper at carol@myzumbaclass.com with questions.
Get Involved! 
 
A Precious Child is always in need of volunteers. Our work depends on people in the community who generously donate their time to help A Precious Child. If you would like to get involved and help A Precious Child please contact Carina Martin at 720-951-0525 or email carinamartin@apreciouschild.org. Your support is greatly appreciated! 
Thank your to all who have supported us in helping the precious children in our community! A special thanks to Old Possum Books for sponsoring A Precious Child at Broomfield Days and Kenny and Denise Sadowski who donated 100% of the sales from their donut booth to A Precious Child. It generated $1400 for A Precious Child!!

Sincerely,
 

Carina Martin
A Precious Child, Inc.