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Fill A Backpack Sponsor Highlight
We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to Cloud Peak Energy for becoming a School-Level Sponsor of our Fill A Backpack program.

Their generous contribution has brought us closer to our goal of providing backpacks filled with age-appropriate school supplies to 6,000 local kids in need.

Click here to learn more about Cloud Peak Energy and the work they do in Colorado and beyond.
Employee Highlight


Our Office Manager, Kris Phillips, has been with us since 2009. She started as a volunteer and became a full-time employee in 2010.

Kris has been a valued member of our team since the beginning and helps keep our office running efficiently. She greets clients with a smile as they come into our Resource Center and approaches requests - big and small! - with a can-do attitude. 


We thank our lucky stars for Kris every day! 


Volunteer of the Month


Jan's service at A Precious Child can be summed up in one word: "invaluable". Most days, Jan is working directly with our clients, helping them find the merchandise they desperately need, listening to their life stories, and sending them off with just a bit more dignity and respect. She also helps out with our grant writing efforts and is full of excitement and determination in this area of our organization too. Her energy level is contagious, and we look forward to Jan walking through the door each time she volunteers. Thank you for all of your help, Jan!     


We're Excited to Announce our NEW Partnership with Diaper Bank of the Rockies! 


Our Basics4Babies Program recently received some exciting news. Diaper Bank of the Rockies is partnering with A Precious Child to bring needed diapers and supplies to local kids in need. Diaper Bank of the Rockies hosts diaper drives throughout Colorado and will distribute collected goods to infants, toddlers, and families in need through the partnership with A Precious Child.  

giveSPORTS Highlight: Sponsorship of I Have A Dream Foundation's Youth Softball Team 


Our giveSPORTS program recently sponsored the I Have A Dream Foundation's softball team.


We're excited to have had the opportunity to help put the following kids in the game: Jennifer, Emily, Lizbeth, Briseyda, Karina, Edith, Melissa, Yareni, Marlene, Dalia, and Jasmin.  


We wish the girls all the luck in their softball season! Go Dreamers! 


Interested in helping to sponsor a sports team yourself? Please contact our giveSPORTS program director, Kiki, at Kiki@APreciousChild.org if you are considering a gift to our giveSPORTS program.  


Save the Date: 2nd Annual Jessica Ghawi giveSPORTS Equipment Drive 


Our 2nd Annual Jessica Ghawi giveSPORTS Equipment Drive is scheduled for Saturday, August 24th at the Pepsi Center. We will be collecting new and gently-used sports equipment and raising funds for our giveSPORTS Scholarship Fund. The event is being hosted in partnership with Kroenke Sports Enterprises and will include appearances by local sports celebrities. Start collecting some sports gear, and we hope to see you on the 24th at the Pepsi Center. Click here to learn more about giveSPORTS.


Local Student Hosts Clothing Drive for A Precious Child


Kendal of Excel Academy hosted a clothing drive to benefit A Precious Child. With the help of her peers, she was able to fill more than 6 bins full of clothing!
Thank you Kendal!



Summer is here and in addition to the beautiful weather, there are so many reasons to be thankful at A Precious Child this month. We have exciting upcoming activities, new partners and supporters that are helping us further our mission, and inspiring client stories to keep us motivated. Please read on to learn more about ways you can get involved!
Join in the Kickback 4 Kids Fun


Kickback, Dine Out & Help a Colorado Kid in Need! Join us from Wednesday, June 19th through Sunday, June 23rd in our 1st Annual Kickback 4 Kids event. Local restaurants and businesses have agreed to donate at least 10% of their sales to A Precious Child on a chosen date during the Kickback 4 Kids week.  


Participating restaurants by date include:


Wednesday, June 19th: Which Wich (Broomfield location), Renegade Brewery (Denver location on 9th & Santa Fe), Lucky Pie Pizza & Taphouse (Louisville location) and Flatz Restaurant


Thursday, June 20th: Turquoise Mesa Winery, DD's Sourdough Pizza (both locations), Big Choice Brewing and Delvickio's


Friday, June 21st: Turquoise Mesa Winery


Saturday, June 22nd: Turquoise Mesa Winery


Sunday, June 23rd: Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont location)


Frequent one of these restaurants on the listed date, and you will be supporting A Precious Child! Click here for addresses and additional details.  


Also, OtterCares - OtterBox's charitable foundation - will be matching all proceeds made through Kickback 4 Kids (up to $5,000). Make a donation on our website through Sunday, June 23rd through Kickback 4 Kids, and your donation will be doubled by OtterCares! 


Know any restaurants that might be interested in participating in Kickback 4 Kids? Please get in touch with our Event Coordinator, Emily Simones, at Emily@APreciousChild.org. Thank you in advance for enjoying a night out to help provide local kids in need with their basic essentials. 

Last Call for Golfers! 


The 5th Annual Golf for A Precious Child Tournament is almost here. Signup now
before the tournament sells out! The event takes place on Monday, June 17th and we have some exciting things in store, including: 18-holes of golf on the beautiful Omni Interlocken Resort course, contests, drawings and an award ceremony for the top golfers. The tournament includes appearances by the Broncos Cheerleaders, the voice of the Avalanche, Mark Moser, former NHL player, Peter McNabb, former Nuggets player, Walter Davis, and the coach of the Cutthroats, Derek Armstrong. Rich Goins, aka The G-Man of local radio, will be
emceeing the event. The event will include 180+ golfers and is already shaping up to be a fun and competitive day. Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact our Event Coordinator, Emily Simones, at Emily@APreciousChild.org.
Please Help! We Need New & Gently-Used Clothing for the Kids We Serve. 


Our Resource Center is desperately low on kids clothing and the number of children and families in need of our services in Colorado is growing. You can make a difference! We are asking our supporters to please host a Clothing Drive so that we can get our racks filled with clothing for kids in need. Click here to download a Clothing Drive flyer that you can either print and post or email to your co-workers, family and friends to encourage donation of gently-used clothing. Interested in hosting a large-scale drive? Please contact our Resource Center Manager, Kiki, at Kiki@APreciousChild.org. Thank you for helping us to bring clothing to kids that need it!
A Thank You from One of Our Clients


Client Highlight: A Precious Child Reaches Out to Young Ones Impacted by the Oklahoma Tornadoes  


A Precious Child is focused on providing normalcy to Colorado kids that are facing very adult problems like homelessness, abuse, or the loss of a parent. When we learned of an opportunity to provide that same normalcy to children that had been impacted by the Oklahoma tornadoes, we knew we had to help! We partnered with a local church that was housing kids and families that had lost their homes and some of which lost loved ones to the tornadoes. One of our "angel" volunteers, Jeanette, transported games, stuffed animals, and kid's clothing to Oklahoma and into the hands of kids that truly needed them. More than 150 families were living in the church and we were able to bring some normalcy to their uprooted lives. They were able to sit together and play a game as a family. We are so very grateful to our supporters who allow us to serve children in need, like those that were victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes, and who continue to partner with us to have an impact on kids in need.


1st Annual City Wide Home Loans Golf Tournament to benefit A Precious Child a Success!

City Wide Home Loans presents a check from the event proceeds to A Precious Child!
A HUGE thank you goes out to the City Wide Home Loans team for all of their efforts for the recent 1st Annual City Wide Home Loans Golf Tournament to benefit A Precious Child. We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to next years tournament. Thank you!

Thank you again to all supporters of A Precious Child. We greatly appreciate your support! Together we can do more for children in need in Colorado.
A Precious Child Staff

Thank You to Our Foundational Level Sponsors Listed Below: