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Help Fill A Backpack
Eat Wings & Do Good!
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Thank You Westlake Middle
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Peyton Manning and PeyBack Foundation Now Support A Precious Child!!

      

We recently heard the exciting news .... Peyton Manning and his foundation, PeyBack Foundation, provided $8,000 in funding for our giveSPORTS and Fill A Backpack programs. We are so very excited to be partnering with such an amazing organization and look forward to continuing to grow the impact that we will have on disadvantaged and displaced children.   

Employee Highlight

     

 

Meet Kiki! She is the Director of our giveSPORTS program and is our Resource Center Manager. Kiki has been with A Precious Child since the summer of 2012, and became a full time employee in January 2012. Kiki recently graduated with a Masters Degree in International Development from the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

 

Kiki is easygoing, loves to laugh and is a huge asset to the A Precious Child team! Interested in learning more about how to get involved with giveSPORTS? You can contact Kiki at Kiki@APreciousChild.org.    

Volunteer of the Month

  

 
We would like to acknowledge Becky Torres, our outstanding volunteer of the month! Becky has been volunteering in our Resource Center as a client service intake coordinator for the past 3 months.

 

Becky is a perfect fit for our clients as she not only has great customer

service skills but can communicate fluently with our Spanish speaking clients. She is able and willing to multi-task as needed, and was willing to show off her bowling skills at our recent Fire vs. Police Bowl for A Precious Child tournament.

 

Becky is a  passionate representative of A Precious Child in the community and we are so grateful to have her on our volunteer team.

Youth Advisory Board Highlight
 
Congrats to our Youth Advisory Board member, Tori Mosko, for winning Holy Family High School's Community Service Award.
  
Our Youth Advisory Board consists of local high school students that are interested in furthering our mission. If you are a high school student that is interested in applying to become a board member, please click here to download the application.
  
Questions regarding the Youth Advisory Board can be directed to our Director of Development, Britta, at Britta@APreciousChild.org.
  
Event Preview: Kickback 4 Kids!

 

We're partnering with local restaurants for our first annual Kickback 4 Kids event. Local participating restaurants will donate 10% of their proceeds to A Precious Child. The event starts on Wednesday, June 19th and ends on Saturday, June 22nd. Each restaurant will pick one day within this week and we encourage you to kickback, dine out and help support local kids in need. The OtterCares Foundation will be matching 100% of the proceeds from the event. Check our website on or after May 28th for a list of participating restaurants.

Thank You Computer Crews!

Computer Crews has generously donated their IT support services to A Precious Child. We recently welcomed owner, Tom Crews, as a new member of our Advisory Board. We would be lost - and staring blankly at printers, computers and projectors - without the support and amazing customer service at Computer Crews.  

Mike's Auto Spa Special for A Precious Child Supporters!

Three local Mike's Auto Spa locations are running a $3 car wash special, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting A Precious Child.  

 

Participating locations include: Brighton at 720 Platte River Blvd., Westminster location at 12131 North Federal Pkwy, and Lakewood at 935 South Kipling Pkwy.

 

It is our goal to reach 1,000 washes for kids in need. We've passed the 900 mark, please help us reach our final goal! Click here to purchase the deal online and to help support kids. 

 

Greetings!

Happy Spring (finally!). We hope this edition of our newsletter finds you enjoying some of the recent sunshine. We're excited to share with you some of the wonderful individuals and groups that support us in our mission to ensure all vulnerable children in Colorado have their basic needs met. We invite you to join us in some of the exciting upcoming events highlighted below. Thank you for your continued support of A Precious Child!
The 5th Annual Golf for A Precious Child Tournament

  

The 5th Annual Golf for A Precious Child Tournament is coming up on Monday, June 17th, 2013.  The Tournament will take place at the Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club. The tournament is scramble format and there will be a shotgun start at 9am.

 

The day will include a competitive 18 holes of golf, contests throughout the course, an appearance by the Broncos Cheerleaders, a cookout style lunch, a live and silent auction and a drawing.

 

Click here to view our golf sponsorship packet and to learn more about getting exposure for your business amongst our golfers. Space is limited, sign-up to golf today! Click here to signup to golf. We're also collecting auction items, and have some very exciting items up for bid such as a dinner for four at Sullivan's Steakhouse with Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard and a autographed photo of Peyton Manning. Any suggestions for additional items can be sent to our Event Coordinator, Emily, at Emily@APreciousChild.org.

Advisory Board Members and Annual Meeting

We would like to extend a huge Thank You to the members of our Advisory Board, who joined us at our annual meeting on Thursday, May 9th hosted by Sullivan's Steakhouse in downtown Denver. The event was hosted by Sullivan's and was a great opportunity for our Board of Directors and Advisory Board to get to know one another.

 

Our Advisory Board consists of more that 50 members of our local community. Click here to see a list of our members and read their bios! We welcome each individual board member and are excited to explore the unique ways that we can partner in the coming year. Together we can do more for disadvantaged and displaced children in Colorado.

It's Fill A Backpack Time ... Help Local Kids Be Prepared for School!
 
 
Our Fill A Backpack program is currently underway and we need your help! In 2012, we provided backpacks filled with age-appropriate school supplies to more than 4,600 local children and we hope to be able to provide for more than 6,000 this year.
 
Interested in getting involved? Individuals, organizations and corporations can help in many ways, including:
  • Hosting a school supply drive
  • Collecting donations to sponsor a child ($50), or a classroom ($250)
  • Host a fundraising event or contest to raise funds for the program
Committed sponsors this year include: Cloud Peak Energy Resources LLC, Incredible Smiles, Mister Sparky and Community Financial Credit Union. Program sponsorships are available and range from $500 - $10,000. Questions can be directed to our Director of Programs, Courtney Rogers, at CourtneyRogers@APreciousChild.org.

Join In a Statewide Day of Wings on Friday, May 31st!

Buffalo Wild Wings is hosting a statewide Eat Wings. Raise Funds. event to benefit A Precious Child.

 

What: A day of wings to help kids in need play sports When: All day on Friday, May 31
Where: 19 Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Colorado
Why: To support A Precious Child's giveSPORTS program 

 

Throughout the entire day, 10% of all food sales will be donated to our giveSPORTS program. Event proceeds will provide equipment and participation fee scholarships so that all children have the opportunity to play sports. Visit our website to see the 19 participating locations and to learn more. Thanks for helping to put a kid in the game!

 

 

Lulu's BBQ & Big Choice Brewing Team Up for A Precious Child

 

Join us on Saturday, May 18th at 4pm to celebrate the warm weather and enjoy an afternoon of BBQ and summer beverages to help support A Precious Child. The event is located at Lulu's at 701 Main Street, Louisville, CO 80027 and donations of gently-used clothing, diapers and new socks & underwear are welcomed. Donations will get you a Buy One Get One Free Beer from Big Choice Brewing (while supplies last). And proceeds will benefit A Precious Child.

 

On menu: Kahlua Style Whole Smoked Pig, Pineapple, Pit Beans, Sweet Soy & Citrus Napa Cabbage Slaw ($10).

 

On tap: Big Choice Brewing's I Want Mango Wheat and Big City Blonde Anniversa-RYE.

 

Join in the luau fun! We'll see you Saturday!

  

 

 

 

 

Corporate Partner Highlight: Walgreens 

 

We would like to extend a HUGE Thank You to our long-standing corporate partner - Walgreens - for the recent Diaper & Formula Drive they hosted in 60 Colorado Walgreens stores. The drive lasted for two weeks in April and helped bring in needed diapers and formula for the infants and toddlers that we serve at A Precious Child.

 

Additionally, Walgreens provided the opportunity for their customers to get involved through donation options at checkout to benefit A Precious Child. These efforts helped raise $15,000 for A Precious Child and will directly benefit the thousands of kids that we serve each month. Thank you Walgreens for being a hard-working, committed partner.

Thank You Westlake Middle School!


  

Westlake Middle School students recently selected A Precious Child as one of the recipients of a grant through their Penny Harvest. Their hard work paid off, and they presented a check for $635 to support local disadvantaged and displaced kids. Thank you Westlake Middle for selecting A Precious Child. We're proud to work with you to serve more kids.

Thank you again to all supporters of A Precious Child for putting so much heart into our organization. Together we can do more for children in need in Colorado.
  
Sincerely,
  
A Precious Child Staff

Thank You to Our Foundational Level Sponsors Listed Below: