A Precious Child, Inc.
A Precious Child, Inc. July 2010 
Dear Supporters,
Summertime is here which means schools out and there are so many exciting  events for the entire family including our 2nd Annual Golf for A Precious Child Tournament, the Fill A Backpack Drive at the new Walmart, and Movies in the Park.
These are great opportunites to enjoy the outdoors while supporting local children and families in need.
Carina Martin
A Precious Child, Inc.
Calling all Golfers!
The 2nd Annual Golf for A Precious Child Golf Tournament is on Monday, July 19th at the Omni Interlocken Golf Club. Register online at www.apreciouschild.org or call A Precious Child at
Golfers will enjoy a fun day of golf while helping to raise crucial funds for
 A Precious Child's Fill A Backpack Program
Broomfield Police are Packing for
 A Precious Child

A Precious Child in collaboration with the Broomfield Police Department, FISH, and local churches will be collecting donations for their annual Fill-A-Backpack program from 5-8pm on Friday, July 23rd, 10am-8pm on Saturday, July 24th and 11am-6pm on Sunday, July 25th at the new Wal-Mart located off of 120th at 4651 West 121st Ave Broomfield, CO 80020. 

Last year, the F.A.B program collected and distributed over 1,000 backpacks filled with grade-appropriate school supplies to local children who may have otherwise started school unprepared.  This year, with the help of the Broomfield Police Department and other participating organizations, A Precious Child hopes to provide even more children in need with backpacks for school. Carina Martin, executive director of A Precious Child said,


"There are so many children who will begin school without a backpack or school supplies. This not only impedes learning it has a negative effect on a child's self-esteem and it increases the prospect that they will be teased or bullied for not having the necessary supplies." 


The F.A.B. program will continue through the end of August and will have donation bins placed at various businesses throughout the community. A list of donation bin locations will be listed on www.apreciouschild.org.

For more information please contact A Precious Child at (303) 466-4272 or email contactus@apreciouschild.org

Flower Girls
Teens make hair clips for kids in need
Teenagers and flower clips                              

After seeing the trend of wearing colorful and sparkly flower hair clips catch on among the girls at their high schools, local teens, Kody Bradfield, Elise Curtis, and Sydney Camiletti decided that making the cute accessories and donating them to girls in need would be a good service project for their young women's church group. Kody, Elise, and Sydney donated dozens of their homemade hair clips to A Precious Child this June because they love wearing them so much and thought that every girl deserves the chance to feel pretty and fit in even if they cannot afford the latest trend. Kody said,

"Disadvantaged and displaced children and families are probably the most grateful and humble people in the world. A simple hair clip could lift their spirits. They are the most deserving of anyone to feel happy and feel like they belong."

Everyone at A Precious Child would like to extend a huge thank you to Kody, Elise, and Sydney for donating their time, materials and creativity to raise the self-esteem of disadvantaged and displaced girls in our community. Courtney with flower girl












Pictured above is A Precious Child's Clothing Bank Manager, Courtney along side Molly who is a two year old girl who was very excited to receive one of the hair clips donated by Kody, Elise, and Sydney.

Molly's mother explained, "We got evicted and lost most of our belongings...We are just trying to rebuid our lives now." Although the hair clip is not a replacement for everything Molly lost, it will surely help her to feel more normal as her family rebuilds.

In This Issue
Calling all Golfers
Broomfield Police are Packing for A Precious Child
Flower Girls...Teens make Hair Clips for Kids in Need
Words of Encouragment from Boulder DA, Stan Garnett
Volunteer of the Month
A Precious Child Welcomes Sammie Heckler
Movies in the Park
Words of Encouragement from Boulder DA, Stan Garnett
Stan Garnett larger 

"As District Attorney for Colorado's 20th Judicial District, I have come to value the role that organizations such as A Precious Child play in helping our communities and supporting children and families who are in desperate need of assistance. A Precious Child provides prompt, critical support to children in our communities who are dealing with difficult times in their lives. Everyone in law enforcement and community leadership positions should support this fine organization in its efforts."

Volunteers and Donations Needed!!!  
Volunteers and donations are needed for this year's Fill-A-Backpack program (F.A.B.)
F.A.B. provides backpacks filled with grade-appropriate school supplies to children who may otherwise begin the school year unprepared.
We need donations of backpacks and school supplies and volunteers to fill backpacks the last week of July and the 1st week of August. A Precious Child would greatly appreciate your help!
Please email or call us at:
Volunteer of the Month
 Lana Barrett
Carina Martin said that
"Lana is a dedicated volunteer who has donated countless hours to helping disadvantaged and displaced children in the community. She has a way to get everyone laughing when she is around. She has inspired other people to volunteer and help A Precious Child because of her outgoing personality along with her generous heart. Thank you so much Lana for just being you"
A Precious Child welcomes
 Sammie Heckler

Sammie Heckler, a Masters in Public Health Candidate at the Colorado School of Public Health, is the newest intern at A Precious Child. Sammie is a Colorado native who knows firsthand what it is like to grow up without the appropriate clothing and school supplies that help a child learn and fit in with their peers. Sammie graduated from East High School in 2003 and through scholarship was able to earn her B.A. in International Studies with a focus on international health and development at the University of Denver in 2006. In high school, Sammie first gained an appreciation for helping those in need by traveling to the Dominican Republic with Amigos de las Americas to give talks on HIV prevention, sanitation and personal hygiene, and work alongside the community to build a library. In college, while studying abroad in Ecuador, she became increasingly interested in international health through living and working with a rural midwife in the coastal region. Because of her experience abroad and the vast need in that has yet to be met, Sammie ultimately plans to spend her life developing and implementing health promoting programs for women and children around the globe. Sammie is excited to be working with A Precious Child this summer on a community needs assessment and evaluation and hopes that her contribution will allow A Precious Child to garner more funding and continue to provide the community with a very necessary and valuable service.

Movies in the Park
On July 24th Community Finanical will host a showing of Ghostbusters at Broomfield Common's park. The movie will begin at dusk. A Precious Child will be there to raise money and awareness for this years Fill-A-Backpack program which provides backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need.