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A Precious Child 
May 2011 Newsletter  
In This Issue
Volunteer of the Month
What Can I Do To Help?
Client Feedback
3rd Annual Golf for A Precious Child Tournament
2011 Bowl for A Precious Child Wrap-Up
Give Sports Is Off And Running
District Attorney Stan Garnett Encourages Everyone to Give Sports
Client Stories

 

Volunteer of the Month

Ashley Anderson

A Precious Child is thrilled to recognize Ashley Anderson as the volunteer of the month. Ashley has made invaluable contributions to A Precious Child. She spends countless hours volunteering as our Precious Boutique Director. She helps 
establish and manage Precious Boutiques which are small clothing banks set-up in schools and shelters that provide clothing and other basic essentials to children on-site when 
the need presents. Thank you so much Ashley
for your dedication to improving these

children's lives.

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Chick-fil-A at Larkridge 5K Run/Walk to benefit A Precious Child was a great success!

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Thank you to Chick-fil-A at Larkridge for hosting another amazing 5K run/walk to benefit A Precious Child. Despite a forecast of snow, 258 runners participated in the event raising over $7,000! Thanks Chick-fil-A at Larkridge and thank you to all who ran, walked, volunteered and sponsored the event. 

 


What Can I Do To Help?

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A Precious Child depends on generous donations of time and money in order to provide much needed basic essentials to vulnerable children and families. There are many ways you can help:

 

Make a charitable donation to support A Precious Child (donations are tax deductible)

 

Join A Precious Donor's Club. Make a monthly financial contribution to A Precious Child. Print, complete, and mail
A Precious Donor Registration Form 
to A Precious Child located at 557 Burbank Street, Unit E. Broomfield, CO 80020 and make a difference in the life of a child or family in need! 

 

Lead an in-kind donation drive for things like clothing, sports equipment, diapers, wipes, and baby formula.

 

Serve on a special events committee.

 

Volunteer to help sort clothes in our Central Clothing Bank.

 

Attend our fundraising events.

 

Forward this newsletter to your friends and family and like us on Facebook!

 

 

Client Feedback

" I live in a shelter. My ex left me with not even a pair of shoes."

 

"I'm in transitional housing with my daughter. We're trying to find stable housing."

 

"Homeless, I need a hand up."

 

"I live pay check to pay check"

 

"Just had a child in Access shelter."

 

 "We are currently housed in our church---looking for permanent housing."

 

"Well, right now it's really tough. We are really tight and can't afford our needs."

 

"Family of 5 working with mentally disabled child whose needs keep us from obtaining a 2 parent income."

 

"We are having a hard time with rent and baby stuff."

 

"My wife and I split up in December of 2010 and my daughter and I  left with the clothes on our backs. Due to my medical condition I cannot find work, I am going thru the process of SSDI... almost to the end."

 

 

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Dear Supporters,

As many of you know, Share-On, our program that provides clothing, shoes, coats and other basic essentials to children and families is in desperate need. We rely solely on community donations of clothing and other in-kind goods. We know this program is much needed based on the volume of children and families who visit our Central Clothing Bank to obtain clothing. In 2010, the community donated over $546,009 worth of clothing and essentials which enabled us to distribute $472,773 worth of clothing and essentials to over 21,000 local children and families in need. This program is sustained by your donations.
  
So we ask you, please keep your clothing donations coming!
  
Currently, we are in critical need of boy's pants and shirts sizes 8, 10, 12, and 14 as well as girl's pants sizes, 8, 10, 12, and 14. Please help us collect these much needed sizes so we have clothing for these boys and girls when they visit.
  
As always, thank you for your unwavering support!
3rd Annual Golf for A Precious Child Tournament

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Sign up today!

Click here to register to golf.

2011 Bowl for A Precious Child Wrap-Up 

 

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For the second year we gathered our friends from the Broomfield Police Department and the North Metro Fire Rescue Department, along with other community members at Chipper's Lanes in Broomfield for an afternoon of bowling to benefit the programs of A Precious Child.  Nancy Fredericksen, Event Coordinator for A Precious Child said, "It is fun to watch these local heroes face off for some good natured competition."   One Hundred and twenty bowlers and dozens of spectators and volunteers enjoyed food provided by local restaurants.  Many participated in the prize drawing and walked away with wonderful prizes.  The Grand Prize, a flat screen TV along with a DVD/Blu-ray player, provided by Walmart on 120th in Broomfield was won by one of the volunteers representing Walgreens.   Miss Pre-Teen Colorado, Katelyn Peters, presented the coveted APC Bowling trophy to the Broomfield Police Department again this year, but the real winners are those that benefit from the services offered at A Precious Child. 

A Precious Child gives a very large heartfelt thank you to our Lane Sponsors, Food Donors and Prize Donors.  We also extend a large thank you to Chipper's Lanes and their staff for being so helpful in coordinating this event.  Please remember these contributors when choosing where to take your business.

Lane Sponsorships provided by:

Dr. Lee W. Gerry, DDS

Huntington Learning Center

Incredible Smiles

Kirsty Martinez, GRI at Keller Williams Realty

Little Monkey Bizness

the Obenauer family

Pigtails & Crewcuts

Rocky Mountain Tire & Auto

Summit Chiropractic

Universal Lending Corporation

 

Food Donors:

Bagel Bakery and Cupcake Shoppe, Thornton

California Pizza Kitchen, Flatirons Mall

Deli Zone, Broomfield

Mimi's Café, Flatirons Mall

Mimi's Café, Orchard Mall

Noodles & Company, Hwy 287 Broomfield

Old Chicago, Broomfield

Ooka Sushi & Asian Cuisine, Broomfield

Village Inn, Broomfield

Zo Sushi & Thai, Broomfield

 

Prize Donors:

Anytime Fitness, Hwy 287 Broomfield

Beauty Brands

Best Buy, Flatirons Mall

Big Dog Deli, Broomfield

Broomfield Swim and Tennis Club

Corepower Yoga, Broomfield

Julie G's Photography

Little Monkey Bizness, Westminster

Studio Paulette

Unser Racing

Walmart, 120th Broomfield

Give Sports
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Give Sports program is off and running and Marcelo Balboa, a National Soccer Hall of Fame Rapids player is an Ambassador for the program. Marcelo Balboa (born August 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former soccer defender who played in the 1990s for the U.S. national team, becoming its captain. After retiring from playing, he has worked as a soccer announcer for ESPN and ABC.

 

 

A Precious Child is proud to have Marcelo Balboa on our team as we collect sports equipment for kids who dream of playing sports but can't afford the cost of the equipment.

 

Donate new and gently-used sports equipment to A Precious Child located at:

 

557 Burbank Street, Unit E.

Broomfield, CO 80020

 Monday-Friday

9am - 3pm

 

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District Attorney, Stan Garnett 
Encourages Everyone to Give Sports 

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The District Attorney of the Twentieth Judicial District, Stan Garnett, heads up the Give Sports committee along with an impressive group of community leaders, professional athletes, sports affiliates and individuals dedicated to bringing the joy and benefits of sports to young children. Stan Garnett said, "As both a parent and the elected District Attorney of the Twentieth Judicial District, I enthusiastically support the Give Sports program. My experience and that of members of the law enforcement community demonstrates that giving children the opportunity to become involved in sports provides an invaluable platform for their development and success. Children who are involved in sports are more likely to stay in school, graduate and less likely to become involved with drugs and criminal activity. Give Sports is an investment in these children's future that will have immediate and long-term benefits.  The children in need who will benefit from the Give Sports Program will be given a chance to engage in an activity that is healthy, productive and can teach essential social skills and life lessons. The Give Sports program provides a path to healthy living, good citizenship and deters children from entering the criminal justice system. My commitment to this program is wholehearted because I believe that all children deserve the opportunity to play sports. I encourage everyone in the community to engage in the Give Sports effort to collect new and gently-used equipment to be made available to kids who can't afford their own equipment. Look through your basement and garage, find what you or your kids no longer use and drop the equipment off at one of our collection locations."

Client Stories 

A local man named Elias came to A Precious Child because he was in need of clothing for his family. Elias, originally from Israel, had always worked to provide for his family. He would go to work and have the money for the things his family needed. Until, he and his wife both lost their jobs. Elias and his family have been struggling for awhile. He explained that it was not easy to ask for help. It took him two weeks to muster the courage to go to the office where he would be given a referral to A Precious Child. He would get to the door, turn around and go home. Finally, Elias walked through his fear and received a voucher to visit our Central Clothing Bank. Upon leaving our facility, Elias thanked A Precious Child and said that we had made it so easy for him to get what he needed for his family. He told Courtney, our Client Services Director that she was the nicest person he had met in 20 years. Our best wishes go out to Elias and his family.

 

 

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Recently, a mother made a generous donation of gifts to A Precious Child. She explained that her little girl, whom she tragically lost, would have turned  3 years old. Since she cannot give her daughter gifts for her birthday she decided to go shopping for gifts to donate to A Precious Child. Her thoughtful gifts are sure to find a grateful home.

 

 

The very next day Isaiah visited A Precious Child with his new foster mom. Isaiah is a very polite and extremely sweet little 8 year old boy who definitely could use a few fun toys! Recently, Isaiah had been placed in a permanent adoptive home with his older brother and sister. However, for some reason, the adoptive family decided that they could keep his brother and sister but not Isaiah. So, Isaiah returned to foster care alone. He was so excited to receive a kite and a few other toys from A Precious Child because he has plans to visit his brother and sister very soon. A Precious Child hopes that Isaiah has fun with his new toys and lots of laughs with his brother and sister!

 

 

 

The Crazy Staff at
A Precious Child

 

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 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.