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News at A Precious Child
April 2012
In This Issue
Bernie DiFalco Volunteer of the Month
Lee Kemp Visits A Precious Child
Save The Dates!
Thank You To Our Volunteers!
Boulder Donation Center Opening
3rd Annual Bowl For A Precious Child
Client Stories
Seventh Generation & Whole Foods Diaper Donation
giveSPORTS Sponors Baseball Team
4th Annual Golf For A Precious Child
Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
Chick-fil-A Larkridge 5K Run/Walk
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Bernie DiFalco

Volunteer of the Month

Bernie DiFalco is what her friend Mary Juszynski calls a "quiet hero". Bernie is constantly doing things for others without ever asking for anything in return. Bernie began volunteering at A Precious Child over a year ago, coming in each week to help sort and organize all of the donations that come in. Bernie never says no to any volunteer opportunity asked of her. She volunteers at all of our events and always has beautiful smile on her face. Alongside A Precious Child, Bernie is also involved with the Senior Center, helping with Meals on Wheels and serving on their board. Without volunteers like Bernie, A Precious Child wouldn't be what we are today.
Lee Kemp Visits A Precious Child
Lee Kemp visits A Precious Child

A Precious Child was honored to have Lee Kemp and his daughter, Stacie, visit our Resource Center and meet with our staff.  Lee is chairman of the RTD board of directors and candidate for State Senate District 23.  Thank you to Lee for his visit and commitment to help A Precious Child achieve our mission!

Save These Dates!

April 22, 2012 
3rd Annual Bowl for A Precious Child - Chipper's Lanes

May 5, 2012
Chick-fil-A at Larkridge 5K Run/Walk to benefit A Precious Child

June 22, 2012

Thank You To Our Dedicated Volunteers!





A huge thank you to Boulder Valley Christian Church for their incredible donation! 

They donated 247 pounds of clothing and 30 pounds of sports equipment. 
Thanks to Lynne Williamson for all of her help organizing this huge effort!

Happy Spring!  A Precious Child is in full bloom as we have been growing quickly. Our 3rd Annual Bowl For A Precious Child is right around the corner on April 22nd and the Chick-fil-A Larkridge 5K Run/Walk immediately follows on Saturday, May 5th! We've also added another member to our staff, Megan McLaughlin, our new Event and Volunteer Coordinator.  We are very excited about all of our new endeavors as A Precious Child grows to meet the increasing needs for our services and programs!
A Precious Child is OPEN in BOULDER!

A Precious Child is excited to announce the opening of our new donation center in Boulder! The drop off donation center is located at 2755 Valmont in Boulder and will be open Mondays and Fridays from 3-8pm and on Saturdays from 9am-1pm. Please stop in and say hello while dropping off your gently-used clothing, baby gear and sports equipment!  Please mark your calendar for Thursday, May 31st as we celebrate the grand opening!  More details to come soon!

Boulder Donation CenterBoulder Donation Center


3rd Annual Bowl For A Precious Child - Fire vs Police - Sunday, April 22nd - 3-6pm
Come join the North Metro Fire Rescue District and the Broomfield Police Department next Sunday as they join forces with A Precious Child to raise money for our programs and services.  
The competition this year will be fierce and we hope you can contribute by joining a team or sponsoring the event! 
CLICK HERE for more information or to register.  We hope to see
you there!
2012 Bowl For A  Precious Child flyer   
Client Stories 

It's always beautiful to see a child smile after receiving a new toy, clothing, or books. The joy we see in the families after leaving A Precious Child is amazing, and we love to share some simple moments with you.


Bobby was a foster child for a long time until one of our longtime agency partner clients adopted him a few months ago. Bobby and his sister kept our program staff bouncing while they enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon at our Resource Center going through bin after bin of our sports equipment and toys.  Bobby's search for just the right toy came to a screeching halt when he discovered two adorable horses.  They were promptly named Harriet and Bigfoot and now live in his barn. While he and his family were here we were able to give mom a birthday bag (complete with cake  mix, icing, candles, and a gift card for ice cream generously donated by Sunrise Senior Living) and two birthday gifts for his 5 year old sister!



Seventh Generation and Whole Foods
Incredible Diaper Donation!
Seventh Generation and Whole Foods diaper donation
Bob Dixon (left) from Seventh Generation holds their diapers. 


A Precious Child would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Seventh Generation and Whole Foods for their incredible, ENORMOUS donation of diapers.  Through the tremendous efforts of Bob Dixon from Seventh Generation and Tom Rich and Jessica Moore from Whole Foods, they donated 50,491 diapers to our Basics 4 Babies program!  Just in case you were wondering that is 2,627 pounds of diapers valued at over $18,000!  Thank you to our heroes Whole Foods and Seventh Generation!

giveSPORTS Sponsors Baseball Team


In conjunction with I Have A Dream Foundation of Boulder County, A Precious Child has sponsored their Phoenix baseball team this season through our giveSPORTS scholarship program.  We are proud to help I Have A Dream youth achieve more educationally through their involvement in team sports.







Friday, June 22nd - Legacy Ridge
Golf Course

2012 Golf For A Precious Child save the date  
A Precious Child Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
Thursday April 19 - 11am-1pm - Resource Center 


We love our volunteers!  Did you know that in 2011 we had over 4,600 volunteers contribute 13,691 hours of volunteer service to A Precious Child?  That impact is valued at $315,000!  Absolutely incredible!  Megan McLaughlin


Our volunteers are the heart of everything we do.  From helping update our database to sorting clothes, organizing supply drives, coordinating special events and serving on our board of directors, volunteers are crucial to our ability to help those we serve.  Please come and join us as we celebrate our incredible volunteers and meet our new Volunteer and Event Coordinator, Megan McLaughin!


If you can attend, please RSVP to megan@apreciouschild.org


Chick-fil-A Larkridge 5K Run/Walk benefiting
A Precious Child - Saturday, May 5th

Put your running shoes on, bring your family and friends, and join our heroes at Chick-fil-A Larkridge for a fun 5K run/walk!  This event is also a qualifying run for the Bolder Boulder!  All proceeds go to A Precious Child! 

Chick-fil-A Larkridge 5K Run/Walk 

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