March Newsletter
A Month of "Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!"
In This Issue
Let's Bowl
Birthday Success
Donate Your Gift Cards!
New Partner Highlight
Thank You Holy Family
Precious Super Boutique
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from A Precious Child
Employee Highlight


Camille is the new Grant Writer at A Precious Child. She focuses on  grant writing, researching new funding sources, and grant reporting. Camille loves seeing pictures of the happy children after they find something that they really love at our Resource Center. She loves working with a group of passionate, funny, and dedicated women. Welcome to the team, Camille!

Volunteer of the Month
Carole Griffin
Carole (on the right) with our Resource Center Manager, Kiki!
 Carole joins us a couple of days a week and is an integral part of the A Precious Child team. She is willing to help out however she is able to and even helps manage volunteer groups herself! We are so very appreciative of Carole and all of her help.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Emily Simones, at Thank you!
Special thanks to the Bacchanalian Society  of Denver

A Precious Child would like to thank the Bacchanalian Society of Denver for hosting a Wine Event to benefit A Precious Child.  


The event was hosted at the beautiful St. Cajetan's on the Community College of Denver's Auraria Campus and raised $1,634 for A Precious Child.
A special thanks to Board Member, Nancy Clark, for helping us secure St. Cajetan's and for sponsoring the entire event! Nancy is a Financial Planner with Edward Jones and can be contacted
at 303-466-5137.
 Register TODAY for the Chick-fil-A at Larkridge 5k Run/Walk to Benefit A Precious Child!


REGISTER NOW for the 4th annual Chick-fil-A 5k Run on Saturday, May 4th, 2013! Be sure to use the Promo Code APCFIVE to get $5 off your registration fees through April 20th. Get running or walking for a great cause. Even the Chick-fil-A Cow will be running! 

Text 4KIDS to 50555

 to give $10 to A Precious Child
A giveSPORTS Supporter


Bill, a 9th grader at Boulder High School, organized a giveSPORTS drive at Sacred Heart of Jesus School last week. His efforts helped collect balls, bats, skates, protective gear, and cleats. We are so very lucky to have the support of individuals in the community like Bill! Interested in hosting a drive of your own? Please contact our Resource Center Manager, Kiki at or call us at 303-466-4272.  
 One Cute Client!


We LOVE client success stories! This little girl came into our Resource Center to do some shopping, as her family was going through a rough time. She founds this beautiful dress for Easter, and just as her mother was expressing her thanks for our assistance and telling us about how difficult it was to find a job so that she could help her husband in financially supporting their family, she received the phone call she had been waiting for! The person calling had offered her a job, and she gladly and tearfully accepted. We're so very thankful that we can help families in need and also see them succeed in supporting themselves and their children and no longer needing our assistance.

Let's Get Ready to Bowl!
Join in the Fire vs. Police Bowling Fun & Strike It Up for A Great Cause
All Community Members are Invited to Join in the Fun!
The 4th Annual Bowl for A Precious Child Tournament will take place on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 3pm-6pm at Chipper's Lanes at 100 Nickel Street, Broomfield, CO 80020.  All bowlers get to play on a team with either the North Metro Fire Rescue District or the Broomfield Police Department
It's bound to be a bowling battle that you won't want to miss! The afternoon will include two rounds of bowling, food, drawing prizes, a strike-off and awards ceremony for the winning team!  All proceeds benefit disadvantaged and displaced children and families in Colorado. 


Register today to reserve your spot! Interested in sponsoring the event? Please contact our Event Coordinator, Emily Simones, at



 A Proud Shoutout to our Youth Advisory Board

A Precious Child's Youth Advisory Board's First Fundraising Event, Birthday Party for A Precious Child, A Huge Success
Our Youth Advisory Board, Pictured Here, Makes Birthday Party Event a Sweet Success!

























We would like to thank our dedicated Youth Advisory Board for all of their hard work in organizing the "Birthday Party for A Precious Child" event.  The Birthday Party was a great success, with more than 100 people attending. 


The event was created to support our Precious Gift program, which provides gifts for disadvantaged and displaced children during monumental times such as birthdays and holidays. The event raised $3,762 in funding and brought in in-kind gifts valued at $2,703.


Our Youth Advisory Board consists of local high school students dedicated to supporting children in need in our community. The board includes:


Torri Mosko - Taylor Reynolds - Camilla Hallin - Griffin Heller - Jake Karty - Dustin Martin - Max McClellan - Megan Sandstrum - Jordan Wright


High school students interested in participating for the 2013-2014 school year can contact our Director of Development, Britta Robinson, at


A heartfelt thank you goes out to your event sponsors, including: Presenting Sponsor: Regal Colony Square 12; Popcorn Sponsors: Azura Living, Steve & Paula Reynolds, Kenny & Denise Sadowski; Drink Sponsors: Indulge Bakery, Nothing Bundt Cakes; Cupcake Sponsors: David & Julia Heller, Dale & Patricia Hursh, Shelly Harper, Rochelle Karty, Steward & Kimberly Mosko, Mike & Kathleen Sandstrum, Sandstrum Family Trust, Smart Search, Technical Marketing Manufacturing and


Congrats to the Youth Advisory Board for the huge success on your first fundraising event. We appreciate your continued support!



Your GIft Cards Can Help Improve School Attendance

Please Donate Gift Cards as Incentives to Keep Kids in School Through Our Truancy Intervention Program!


Our Truancy Intervention Program provides incentives, such as gift cards to local restaurants and stores, to children that have been struggling with school attendance and have been called to Truancy Court. The program was created in partnership with local judges and courts that truly want to see struggling students succeed. 


Gift Cards of all amounts from all places can make a difference!
One young student was recently called to Truancy Court because she was failing a class as a result of poor attendance. Through the court system, she was given the opportunity to receive a gift card through our Truancy Intervention Program if she was able to improve her attendance and her grades. She returned to court to report that she had brought her grade in the class up to an 88%! When asked by the judge what motivated her to make a change, and she said, "I'd never been to Applebee's and I wanted to go, so I got my grades up." The program gave her hope and encouragement to persevere. Your gift cards could help more students improve their attendance and performance at school.  


Any and all gift cards are accepted. No remaining balance amount is too small, and it all goes to helping motivate kids to stay in school! Please mail your gift cards to:


A Precious Child                  

Attn: Truancy Intervention Program

557 Burbank Street, Unit E

Broomfield, CO 80020 


Thank you for donating your gift cards to help us keep kids in school! Program questions can be directed to our Director of Programs, Courtney Rogers, at        


Going to the Home Show This Weekend?

Going to the Home Show March 15th, 16th or 17th? Stop by Our Partner's Booth & a $25 donation to A Precious Child will get you a 1-year Home Maintenance Membership!


Our NEW Partners, Mister Sparky, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, are teaming up to help bring basic essentials to kids in need in Colorado.


They are hosting a special at the Denver Home Show, which is taking place March 15-17 at the National Western Complex. Stop by their booth at the show to make a $25 donation, all of which will be donated to A Precious Child and which will also get you a free 1-year Home Maintenance Membership.  


Please help us welcome our new partners, Mister Sparky, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing!
The Home Maintenance Membership is valued at $199, and includes:
 - Whole home plumbing inspection, with a complimentary water heater sediment flush
 - Whole home electrical safety inspection
 - Furnace preventive maintenance
 - Air Conditioning preventive maintenance


Also, all donors will be entered to win a 16 GB iPad 2 in a drawing being held by Mister Sparky, One Hour Heating & Cooling and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing.


We look forward to seeing you at the home show!

Volunteer Highlight: Holy Family High School

Thank You for volunteering Holy Family High School students! We appreciated your dedicated work ethic & positive attitude


We could not do what we do without the support of volunteers that generously give of their time. Recently, a group of high school students from Holy Family joined us to give of their time and to support the local community.



We welcome volunteers of all ages and invite organizations, both corporate and of a social nature, to come to our Resource Center as a group to volunteer. Click here for more information and contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Emily Simones, with questions or to schedule a volunteer date.  


Agency Partner Highlight: Adams County School District 50

A Precious Child & Adams County School District 50 Partner to Bring Basic Essentials to Local Students in Their Schools
New Precious Super Boutique Helps Students Prepare for Success in School.

A Precious Child and Adams County School District 50 have been partnering for years to help bring basic essentials to disadvantaged and displaced children in the school district. A new development resulting from the partnership is a very exciting Precious Super Boutique that is up and running and served its very first clients in January. The boutique is located in a small classroom at Hidden Lake High School and is centrally-located for the Adams 50 School District. 
There are a total of 6 Community Liaisons, each of which serve 3-4 Adams County 50 schools, that know the students and their families and can identify when there might be a need for basic essentials. They can either provide clothing, coats, and shoes directly to the children that need them and can also invite the child's family to come to the Precious Super Boutique and shop for the child and for their other family member's needs. 
One Community Liaison, Julia, tearfully told a success story that has already come out of the boutique. A student was refusing to go to school because his family couldn't afford shoes that fit him. Through the boutique, the family was given a few pairs of shoes so that the child was confident and ready to go to school and focus on schoolwork. Clients have even called the Community Liaisons "Angels" and they have said that it is the people that support A Precious Child and make this work possible that are the true angels. Together we are helping children to be prepared for school!
Thank you so much for giving so much heart and support to our organization. Together we can do more for children in need in Colorado.
A Precious Child Staff

Thank You to Our Foundational Level Sponsors Listed Below: