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June 2011 Newsletter 
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Journey's Backyard BBQ partners with A Precious Child
Thank you Anschutz Family Foundation!
Alexander Dawson's Lower School raises $1,500 for A Precious Child
Looking for a Summer Volunteer Position or Internship?
Volunteer of the Month
Feedback from Clients
3rd Annual Golf for A Precious Child Tournament
DU Volunteers
Key Bank Volunteers
Client Stories
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Journey's Backyard BBQ partners with A Precious Child

journeys backyard bbq


The Backyard BBQ will be Saturday, June 4th at the South outer parking lot of Flatiron Crossing Mall from Noon- 7pm. The Backyard BBQ is an annual promotional tour for the national Journey`s Shoes chain. Saturday`s festivities will feature professional extreme sports athletes and major musical acts, including alternative reggae band The Dirty Heads.

The Backyard BBQ will feature a booth for Converse Shoes` "Punk Your Chucks" contest. Entrants are given a pair of classic Chuck Taylor high-top sneakers to decorate however they chose, with the winning shoe design entered into the national contest, in which Converse will chose one Chuck Taylor design to mass produce and sell globally.

Every pair of shoes that does not win Saturday, an estimated 250 pairs, will be donated to A Precious Child. Click here to read the full in the Broomfield Enterprise.


Thank you Anschutz Family Foundation!

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A Precious Child received a $5,000 grant from the Anschutz Family Foundation to help support our six programs designed to help disadvantaged and displaced children and families obtain life's most basic essentials. A Precious Child is grateful for the support and excited for the opportunity to work with the Anschutz Family Foundation!

Alexander Dawson's Lower School raises $1,500 for

A Precious Child

The Alexander Dawson student council raised $1,500 through proceeds from their snack shop and by selling gift wrap. Thank you Alexander Dawson for caring about those less fortunate!


Looking for a summer volunteer position or internship?


There are so many children and families who need your help. Whether you volunteer in our Central Clothing Bank or help out in the front office, your efforts will change lives! Simply stop by Monday- Friday 9am-3pm to help out for a few hours or schedule a meeting with us to establish a regular volunteer position or internship.


A Precious Child

557 Burbank St. Unit E.

Broomfield, CO 80020






Volunteer of the Month

Linda Schidmt

A Precious Child is happy to acknowledge Linda Schmidt as the Volunteer of the Month. Linda keeps A Precious Child up and running twice per month in the evenings to facilitate large groups of volunteers who could not otherwise come during regular business hours. Linda is usually accompanied by her Bible study group who are always ready and willing to help out in any way. The group does everything from fixing the hanger wall, to installing our fire extinguishers, to sorting and hanging clothing.


Linda thank you so much for your ongoing efforts and dedication to helping children and families in need!


Feedback from Clients


"I am a divorced grandmother with 2 special needs teenagers and now custody of 3 grandchildren."


"This  was my first time using a referral for help with clothes and other essentials. Thank you for your generosity."


"Just graduated nursing school! Hopefully once I get a job we won't need so much help!"


"This is a great program. Everyone was very helpful."


"I love it-I want to come back- I plan on donating here from now on and having my friends donate here. Thank you!"


"I just started working and lost our food stamps, so we are having a hard time right now."


"Thanks guys-now I have some work clothes-plus!" 



"It was more than I expected. The staff is very warm and welcoming. I felt that A Precious Child wanted me to get what I needed for my family."

Dear Supporters,

The numbers of children and families coming to A Precious Child in need of basic essentials is growing exponentially! A Precious Child is constantly forming new partnerships with community service organizations throughout the Denver Metro Area. These new partners refer their clients in need to obtain clothing and other essentials from A Precious Child. We ask you to please keep your donations of clothing, shoes, diapers, baby items, and sports equipment coming. Your donated items go directly into the hands of the children and families who are in the most need.


With the increased demand for our services, comes an even greater need for volunteers. If you and your family can find extra time this summer, please consider volunteering your time to help A Precious Child. Not only is it a great way to teach your children the importance of giving back, you will be helping to improve the lives of children and families who are struggling to make ends meet. A Precious Child relies on our volunteers. We cannot do what we do without you!


In addition to your donations of clothing and time, please remember that A Precious Child needs monetary support to maintain our six programs and services. Please consider making a financial donation to support A Precious Child or make a monthly financial commitment by joining A Precious Donor's club. Simply fill out A Precious Donor Form and return it to A Precious Child at 557 Burbank Street, Unit E. Broomfield, CO 80020. Your donation big or small will change a life for the better!




Carina Martin

Executive Director

There is still time... click here 
 to register for the
3rd Annual Golf for A Precious Child tournament!


DU Volunteers!

du volunteers

A Precious Child thanks the students from the University of Denver who generously donated their Saturday afternoon to volunteer in our Central Clothing Bank! A Precious Child relies on volunteers to inventory, sort, and attractively display donated clothing and other essentials to create a shopping-like atmosphere for our clients. 

Key Bank Volunteers
Key Bank employees volunteered in A Precious Child's Central Clothing Bank as part of their 21st Annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day. Thank you, Key Bank, for caring about the community and doing something to make a difference. We are glad to have you as a community partner! 

 key bank volunteers




Client Stories



Having been into A Precious Child a few times before, Ariel loved coming in and playing with all of the toys. Her mom has been struggling as a
single mom providing for her family of five since her husband passed away last year. Being a very grown up 3 year old, Ariel would come to A Precious Child and pick out her own clothing while her mom shopped for the rest of the family. After getting several outfits for each family member, Ariel's mom told her that they were done shopping and that it was time to go home. After she picked out her favorite toy, Ariel began to cry. When asked why she was crying, a tearful Ariel simply replied that "I don't want to leave".



Victimized by domestic abuse, Sarah, left her husband two years ago. With four young children, she struggled to find a job. Having barely enough
money to pay for the gas to get to A Precious Child, Sarah was elated to be able to pick out clothing for her children and job appropriate clothing for herself as she is now interviewing for jobs. Her son, Jared, was picking out toys to take back home with him, when he picked out a stuffed animal as well and held it close to himself and said that he has terrible nightmares and that his new stuffed animal will help him sleep better at night. 

latin american boy with stuffed animal


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