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Good News From A Precious Child
June 2012

Making a positive impact in the lives of disadvantaged and displaced children in Colorado
In This Issue
Megan Sandstrum - Volunteer of the Month
An Amazing Child Supporting A Precious Child
Save The Dates!
Our Volunteers In Action
Boulder Donation Center Grand Opening
Fill A Backpack 2012 Is Here!
Client Stories
4th Annual Golf For A Precious Child
A Precious Child Volunteers Help With Inventory
Thank You To Our Funders
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Megan Sandstrum

Volunteer of the Month

Megan Sandstrum
Megan Sandstrum first came to A Precious Child with an ambitious goal. Having had such great experiences volunteering in her community, she wanted to inspire other youth to do the same. Megan came to A Precious Child's Executive Director, Carina Martin with the idea of starting a Youth Advisory Board. The Youth Advisory Board would be responsible for garnering youth engagement in various volunteer opportunities and for creating awareness about A Precious Child. Being the Chair of the Youth Advisory Board, she got in contact with the Superintendent of Adams 12 Five Star Schools and asked if she would be able to present to the districts principals as well as their counselors. With conviction and confidence, Megan presented the compelling case of A Precious Child's Precious Boutiques, which are small clothing banks set up at low income schools to better supply children in need with proper clothing as soon as they need it. Because of her presentation, Megan helped get 4 additional boutiques set up in the Adams 12 Five Star school district. These boutiques have already been able to help hundreds of children in need. Megan also volunteers tirelessly at A Precious Child events and helps raise awareness of the need that is in her own backyard. Megan Sandstrum makes our world a better place to live.
An Amazing Child Supporting
A Precious Child
Jolene BD donation

We had a wonderful little girl, Jolene (above) who just celebrated her birthday.  Instead of asking for birthday presents, she asked for friends to give her donations for A Precious Child. She goes to Prospect Ridge Academy and loves giving back to her community.  Thank you Jolene and all her friends for your kindness and generosity!



June 22, 2012
4th Annual
Presented By
Townsend Retirement Specialists
October 31, 2012
A Precious Child Heroes Luncheon 
Omni Interlocken Resort



A huge thank you to our volunteers and volunteer groups who've helped A Precious Child!  Our wonderful volunteers included groups from Stratford at Flatirons Senior Community, Vail Resorts and Key Bank.  Thank you all for your generous support




 Vail Resorts volunteers




It may not be Summer yet but things are really heating up at A Precious Child!  We were just selected by Hitachi Consulting as their 2012 community partner and our 4th Annual Golf For A Precious Child has sold out!  Fill A Backpack 2012 is fully underway with an expected distribution of 4,000 backpacks! Plus we just hosted the Ribbon Cutting for our new donation center in Boulder.  We are very excited about all of our new endeavors as A Precious Child continues growing to meet the increasing needs for our services and programs!

Boulder Donation Center Ribbon Cutting


May 31st was a very exciting day for A Precious Child!  We officially celebrated the opening of our new donation center in Boulder with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  Thank you to Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett, Stephen Tebo, our board of directors, community partners and the Boulder Chamber of Commerce for making our event so special!


Conveniently located at 2775 Valmont Road in Boulder, please stop in and drop off any donations you may have!  For more information please contact Director of Programs Courtney Rogers at courtneyrogers@apreciouschild.org or call our Resource Center at (303) 466-4272. 



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 Hitachi Consulting Selects A Precious Child as their 2012 Community Partner!


A Precious Child is excited to announce that Hitachi Consulting has selected A Precious Child as their non-profit partner for their 2012 Community Partnership project.  As part of this partnership Hitachi Consulting will be providing A Precious Child with financial support, company-wide volunteering engagements, as well as providing pro bono consulting services to support several of our internal business needs such as implementing an inventory management solution to aid in the tracking of A Precious Child's vast inventory and developing a systematic solution for tracking program impact information as well as other various needs. 


A huge thank you to John Allen, Christian Michaelsen, Charley Strickland and all the staff at Hitachi Consulting for providing this incredible opportunity for A Precious Child and the children we serve.  We are grateful for your support!


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Fill A Backpack 2012 Is Here!


The end of school signals the beginning of our annual Fill A Backpack program!  Last year with the help of the community we were able to provide 3,200 backpacks to disadvantaged and displaced children in Colorado.  This year our goal is to help more than 4,000 get the tools they need to succeed in school and we need your help!


Please consider donating by purchasing a backpack filled with school supplies for one or more kids. We have a lot of great opportunities for you to get involved.  Please click here to donate and learn more!


Backpack Sponsor - $50 (backpack and supplies for one child)

Locker Sponsor - $100 (backpacks and supplies for two children)

Classroom Donor - $250 (backpacks and supplies for 5 children)

Grade Donor - $500 (backpacks and supplies for 10 children)

School Donor - $1,000 (backpacks and supplies for 50 children)


We also need tons of amazing volunteers to help us fill the backpacks with school supplies and distribute them! If you are interested in hearing more about these volunteer opportunities contact Megan McLaughlin at megan@apreciouschild.org or click here to sign up! 


Client Stories 

The joy we see in our families after leaving A Precious Child is amazing, and we love to share some simple moments with you.


Brittany is a teen mom of two lovely boys looking for a job. Brittany is very exited to move out of her mothers' house and to become independent. She is working on job training and learning how to take care of her children with the help of Shiloh Home, which is an organization offering both residential and non-residential treatment to youth whose lives have been impacted by abuse, neglect, and trauma. She recently came to A Precious Child looking for clothes to wear during job interviews. We were able to provide her with a few professional outfits for her interviews and sent her on her way with renewed confidence. In addition she got all the clothes, blankets, diapers and food her kids needed. With her positive attitude, determination and the little push we were able to give her, she says she is ready to take on any job interview that comes her way.




Here at A Precious Child we do our best to encourage those who have lost their hope of turning things around in their life.

Girl June

This is the case of Angela and her family. She and her husband had a premature little girl who was born with special needs. This she tells us started a cycle that they have not rebounded from yet. She told us that it's thanks to agencies such as A Precious Child that she found hope once more. She expressed to us how "the shopping atmosphere makes you feel whole and normal" Angela feels very grateful for every item she received from A Precious Child and we are sure that given time Angela and her husband will find their way again.




One of our clients who has been with us for more than a year (she also occasionally brings our staff delicious homemade burritos for lunch) unfortunately experienced a fire in her mobile home. Although her mobile home was still intact, she lost a lot of clothing and household goods. She called last week just wanting to talk about how she was feeling and how she felt like she was getting back on her feet when this happened. We let her come in today to shop for herself and her kiddos. On top of the clothing that she got, we were also able to get her some household appliances which she wasn't expecting at all. She brought this card with her and expressed several times how grateful she was for A Precious Child and all that we do!

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Presented by
Townsend Retirement Specialists
Friday, June 22nd

Legacy Ridge Golf Course
Westminster, CO

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and participants!




Key Bank Volunteers at A Precious Child 


A Precious Child would like to thank all of our volunteers from Key Bank Finance for helping us sort and distribute clothing at our Resource Center last week.  Thank you all so much for helping us do more for disadvantaged and displaced children in Colorado! 


 Key Bank


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We could not operate without the support and confidence of our incredible funders and donors. As a nonprofit we rely upon the generosity of our community to financially invest in our mission and program endeavors.

A Precious Child would like to graciously acknowledge the following companies, organizations and foundations for their belief in what we do for the children we serve.


City of Broomfield - $17,000

Anschutz Family Foundation - $5,000 (matching)

City of Thornton - $2,000

Adams 12 Five Star School District - $2,000

JJJ Foundation - $1,000                                

Walmart Foundation - $1,000                     

Longmont Community Foundation - $500

US Bank - $500

Ball Aerospace Corporation - $500                  

Headwaters Foundation - $300