This month has been filled with many events, a lot of work, and even more fun! Between the 2nd Annual Golf For A Precious Child Tournament, the Fill-A-Backpack kick-off at Walmart, and the assembly line of kids and adults who have volunteered to fill backpacks with school supplies there has been little time for rest.
The community has really stepped up. On behalf of everyone at A Precious Child I would like to sincerely thank all of you who have so generously contributed to making a positive impact in the lives of disadvantaged and displaced children...your support truly improves the quality of life for so many!
A Precious Child, Inc.
Fill-A-Backpack is Underway!
Help children begin the school year
on the right foot!
The North Metro Fire Rescue Department will be collecting new backpacks and school supplies at all of their stations from August 1st through the 15th. Please stop by and drop off your donations. Thank you to the NMFRD for their continued support.
Fill-A-Backpack is a program that provides backpacks filled with school supplies to disadvantaged and displaced children who would have to start the school year unprepared.
The Broomfield Police Department, FISH, local churches and numerous volunteers gathered at the new Walmart in Broomfield to help A Precious Child rally the community in an effort to exceed last year's achievement of distributing over 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to local children in need.
The event raised over $3600 and more than $4,000 in school supplies.
Carina Martin, Executive Director, of A Precious Child extended her appreciation to the community, Walmart, and the Broomfield Police Department and said, "The weekend was amazing, the generosity of the Broomfield Police Department and the community never ceases to amaze me. I am grateful and inspired that so many people care to invest in the education of all children."
A little girl donates to a Broomfield Police Officer who wanted to help kids who are less fortunate.
Feedback from our Clients
"It was awesome. Thank you so much for this, wasn't sure how I was going to get Haley school clothes."
"I only work 12 hrs. a week. I'm on the T-Bra program with rent assistance. Very low income now. Having a hard time surviving."
"I'm a single mother of 2 girls and currently unemployed and stuggle at times to buy them stuff."
"Very helpful, lovely friendly staff! These clothes will be going to a 14yr old pregnant girl who is currently in the social services program."
"My husband got laid off about 2 years ago. Unemployment ran out so now both of us are working part-time."
Macy's Shop for A Cause
Support A Precious Child by participating in Macy's Shop For A Cause fundraiser on Saturday, October 16, at Macy's Orchard Town Center. Macy's has created this one-day-only shopping event to support local non-profit organizations. By purchasing a shopping pass to the event, customers can support A Precious Child while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment, special events and a chance to win a $500 shopping spree.
This exclusive shopping pass includes 20% or 10% off most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day, plus 25% off one regular, sale or clearance item in men's, women's or kids apparel or accessories.
Passes will go on sale soon for $5.00 each. Please email or call us and we will reserve your pass. This is a great opportunity to shop, save, and support A Precious Child!
Why does A Precious Chid focus on providing basic essentials such as clothing and
school supplies to disadvantaged and
The rising number of children and families living in poverty is an urgent issue that must be addressed. According the Colorado Children's Campaign, "Colorado has an increasing number of children in poverty; the fastest growth is taking place in the Denver metro area." The number of children in Colorado public schools eligible for free lunch increased 38 percent; increasing from 20 percent in 2000 to 27% in 2007." It is a significant hardship for many parents and caregivers to provide even the most basic necessities for their children.
A Precious Child strives to help by understanding and meeting the fundamental needs of disadvantaged and displaced children within the community. We have seen too many children attending class in the middle of winter without long pants and with holes in their shoes. School teachers and principals can only do so much. They call upon us for help.
Ensuring that children are properly clothed and have the necessary supplies to participate in school are simple acts that can have a dramatic effect on their future because it helps children stay in school, imparts self-esteem and self-efficacy, and allows children to focus on things other than what they are or are not wearing .The Educational Services of America (ESA) learned through the district hired truancy officer that, "in many cases students were not coming to class simply because they didn't have clothes or school supplies. Unfortunately, the problem is only increasing as the rate of child-poverty has climbed 72percent since 2,000.
,Lisa Piscopo, PhD. Childhood Poverty in Colorado: A Closer Look at a Statewide Challenge. Data Summary. Colorado: Colorado Children's Campaign, 2009.
Yager, Bret. "Making Inroads on Dropouts." Valley News 2 February 2010.
 Sherry, Allison. "Child Poverty Skyrockets in Colorado." The Denver Post 13 April 2010.
The 2nd Annual Golf for A Precious Child was a great success!
On Monday, July 19th 114 golfers teed off at the Omni Interlocken Resort and Golf Club for the 2nd Annual Golf for A Precious Child tournament to raise money for local disadvantaged and displaced children. The tournament raised over $38,000 that will help A Precious Child support children and families in need of life's most basic essentials such as clothing and school supplies. Timothy Leary hit a hole in one and donated his winnings back to A Precious Child. We are so grateful to all of the sponsors, golfers, volunteers and local businesses who made this day possible.
Volunteer of the Month
A Precious Child is pleased to honor Marty Covey as our Volunteer of the Month. Carina Martin said that "Marty is continually thinking of ways that A Precious Child can help more children in the community. She is great at reaching out to other organizations and forming strong collaborations. Thank you Marty for
all you do!"
|Shiloh House Opens "The Sanctuary"
Shiloh House is a nonprofit organization based in Littleton, Colorado that offers both residential and non-residential treatment to youth whose lives have been impacted by abuse, neglect, and trauma.
Recently, Shiloh House established a multi-purpose center in Thornton called The Sanctuary that ensures the safety of youth and families through combined juvenile assessment, crisis intervention, short term shelter, TRCCF program, educational and treatment services for male and female youth ages 5-17.
The program is designed to provide shelter to youth for up to two weeks while situational stabilization is sought after. If deemed appropriate youth can stay for an extended period based on their needs.
The Sanctuary allows over 500 youth to be served each year! A Precious Child partners with the Shiloh House to ensure that the children have much needed clothing and other basic essentials. We were also able to donate a pool table, pinball machine, exercise equipment, refrigerators, and handmade bedding because of your generous donations to A Precious Child.
Fill-A-Backpack Drop-off Locations
6785 W. 120th Ave, Broomfield
54 Garden Center, Broomfield
3 Community Park Drive, Broomfield
CB Richard Ellis Buildings 10155 Westminster Dr, Suite 105
Huntington Learning Center
5127 W. 120th, Broomfield
"Bring in backpack/get free sandwich"
6670 Washington Street, Westminster
120th & Sheridan,
13654 Xavier Ln, #102, Broomfield
W. 120th Broomfield
Global Sound Studio
555 Alter St, Unit 19-F, Broomfield
Coors Credit Union
12720 Colorado Blvd, Thornton
North Metro Fire Rescue 8/1 - 8/15
Christian Church of Broomfield
Broomfield Community Church
Broomfield United Methodist
545 W. 10th Ave
2795 Industrial Lane
Nativity of Our Lord Church
13648 Orchard Pkwy, Unit 500 West
Carmel Partners, Denver
Off of 120th between Sheridan and Lowell
Williams Real Estate 92nd & Sheridan, Broomfield
Compass Bank 9191 Sheridan (& 92nd), Broomfield
Lake Arbor Auto & Truck 9146 Marshall Westminster
3301 W. 144th, Westminster, CO