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Diaper & Formula Drive
Casino Royale Gala
Thank You DTP
Truancy Intervention
Vail Ski Challenge
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Get a $25 Home Inspection and 100% is donated back to A Precious Child!

Spring cleaning time is here - get your house in shape for summer! Now through March 28th you can schedule a home inspection (valued at $500+) for just $25. What's more, every dollar of your $25 is being donated to A Precious Child. 

 

The inspection includes:

 

- Whole home plumbing inspection with water heater flush ($174 value)

- Whole home electrical safety inspection with smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector inspection ($178 value)

- Your choice of either a furnace or air conditioner clean and check ($200 value)

        

 

Click here to signup for the inspection and send completed form to 
Tonette Romero at Tonette.romero@mistersparky.com
or call 303-935-6805 to schedule an appointment. 

 

 

 
Employee Highlight
Kenna Little is our Store and Client Experience Manager. She is passionate about the work that we do, and is dedicated to providing top-tier customer service to the families that we serve.
 
 
 
Kenna's bright personality and quick wit bring great energy to the Resource Center and those that she interacts with everyday. She is always ready with an infectious laugh and a warm smile. Thank you for all that you do for our organization and for our clients Kenna.
Mister Sparky provides ongoing support to our giveSPORTS program!
Our generous partner Mister Sparky has offered to provide 5 sports scholarships for the kiddos that we serve for upcoming sports seasons.
 
 
 
In 2013 we provided 58 children with scholarships, and it is our goal to grow this number in 2014. Thank you, Mister Sparky and sister brands, for helping us to "put a kid in the game" and for bringing us closer to our goal! If you would like to sponsor a child, click here to make a $125 donation to help cover fees for one child for a season of their favorite sport.
 
     
Our Golf for A Precious Child Tournament is June 16th!
Our 6th Annual Golf for A Precious Child Tournament is taking place on Monday, June 16th at Onmi Interlocken Resort.
 
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Click here to sponsor the event or to register a foursome. Space is limited, please sign up today. We look forward to seeing you on the green!
 
Sparkle AND Support A Precious Child!
 Join us online and 'shop for a cause' through March 29! With your online Stella & Dot purchase, A Precious Child will earn rewards from the retail sales. These rewards from Stella & Dot will be used to get silent auction items at no cost for the A Precious Child Gala on April 12th. Just click on http://www.stelladot.com/ts/gunw5 and shop to your hearts content. Your order will be shipped directly to you and should arrive on your doorstep within a week. 
 
 
The Stella & Dot 2014 Spring collection is full of color that will help get rid of those winter blahs. Take a look at the bag collection too. It will surely put a spring in your step. With half the line under $50, no wonder it is called "affordable luxury". Think birthday gifts, Mothers day gifts, or something just for YOU because you deserve it. What about a new necklace to go with your dress for the Gala. Our stylist, Lynne Williamson, is happy to help you with any questions or style suggestions. She is also donating a portion of her commissions to A Precious Child as well. Feel free to contact her at lynnewm3@yahoo.com.
 
Volunteer of the Month
February 2014
Grant Hanson
   
Grant is an ongoing volunteer that assists our Director of Finance on a weekly basis. He is kind, patient and willing to help in any way that he can. We greatly appreciate him. Thank you for all you do Grant!

Volunteer of the Month

March 2014

Kim Garnett
   
Kim and her daughter Chelsea are a huge asset to the A Precious Child team! They volunteer with us in the Resource Center regularly and have also been active members of the Gala Committee. Kim and her family even baked our staff some delicious Valentine's Day treats this year. Thank you Kim and Chelsea for all that you do for A Precious Child!
 
Young Chelsea tests out some of the activities in The Learning Center at the Open House in February.
 
Join in the Cutthroats Community Challenge

A total of $6 will be donated to A Precious Child for every ticket sold for a Denver Cutthroats game this season through the link below.

 

 
 
Click here to get tickets and visit www.denvercutthroats.com for schedules and game information. We look forward to seeing you at the game!
Greetings!
Happy Spring! We are so very thankful for your ongoing support and are excited to share with you the following updates ....
This Month's Story of Hope

We just HAD to share the valentine that we received from Alexandria last month. Alexandria and her mom rely on A Precious Child for basic essentials and were referred to us through our Agency Partner Growing Home.

 

 

 

In her note, Alexandria thanks us for loving her and her mom. We are so very proud to be a part of providing basic essentials for Alexandria and her mom and we would not be able to have the impact that we do without supporters such as yourself. Thank you for being a part of allowing us to help Alexandria and thousands of other children that need our help!

The Walgreens Diaper Drive is Underway!

Our longstanding partner Walgreens is hosting a diaper and formula drive to benefit A Precious Child. The drive is taking place in 90 stores in the Denver metro area.

 

 

 

Please stop by a local Walgreens to contribute to the drive, which will be taking place from March 15th until March 30th.

 

In addition to collecting diapers and formula, Walgreens will be offering customers the opportunity to donate at the register. Thanks to Walgreens, the funds we raise go much further, as they allow us to purchase diapers and baby essentials at cost. Thank you Walgreens for your ongoing support!

 

Questions regarding this drive? Please contact our Director of Programs Courtney Rogers at Courtney@APreciousChild.org or (303) 466-4272.

Join Us on April 12th for the Casino Royale Gala to benefit A Precious Child

 

 

Our 1st Annual Casino Royale Gala is scheduled for Saturday, April 12th at 5pm-11pm and you're invited! The Gala will include cocktail hour, passed appetizers, casino games, a silent auction, seated dinner, live auction, and will wrap up with music and dancing for all!  Kim Christiansen, 9News Lead Anchor, will be featured as event emcee! This is one night that you won't want to miss!

 

If you or someone you know are interested in buying a table or sponsoring the event, please click here. Also, individual tickets or a tables can be purchased here online. We're still looking for silent auction items, if you have an item to donate, please contact our Event Coordinator Emily Simones at Emily@APreciousChild.org or (303) 466-4272.

A HUGE Thank You to our Foundational Sponsor Denver Transit Partners! 

Laura Rinker of Denver Transit Partners and our Director of Programs Courtney Rogers display items donated by DTP for our Precious Boutique program.
Denver Transit Partners (DTP) is an ongoing partner that has helped us to greatly increase the impact that we have in our community. As Foundational Sponsor, DTP provided A Precious Child with a generous donation that will allow us to provide basic essentials to thousands more disadvantaged and displaced children in Colorado. Additionally, the organization donated goods and volunteered time to support all of our programs throughout the year. DTP and the leaders behind the organization are a huge asset to A Precious Child and they continue to expand our network and the overall awareness of A Precious Child in our community. Thank you Denver Transit Partners!
 
 
We're Excited to Introduce our Truancy Intervention Program (and How You Can Get Involved!)
We piloted our newest program Truancy Intervention last year in three local courts and it was such a success that we've established it as an official program. The program is focused on keeping kids in school and works in partnership with three local truancy courts in Adams, Boulder and Broomfield Counties. We provide incentives for children that have shown an improvement in their school attendance. Students are made aware of the incentives and, once they have shown improvement over the course of a number of weeks, the judge recognizes their accomplishment by acknowledging them publicly in court and allowing them to select a $10-$15 gift card of their choice. 

  One 4th-grade student was having attendance troubles in school. Her father is serving a 2-year prison sentence and her mother attends a methadone clinic daily to overcome a dependence on pain killers. The student worked hard to improve her attendance and earned a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble. She picked that reward, stating that she loves to read!

SkyBridge Communications, an ongoing supporter of A Precious Child, has offered to match any gift card or monetary donation made to the Truancy Intervention program (up to $500!) that is made by the end of April. Don't delay! Please consider donating your unused gift cards and/or funds to help provide incentives for students to improve their attendance in school. Contact our Development Director Brandi Miller at Brandi@APreciousChild.org or (303) 466-4272 for more information. 

Last Chance to Vote! Vail Ski Challenge victory a is few clicks away!  

 
The Vail Ski Challenge will be coming to a close the second week in April, and we still need your help! The winning team will raise $100,000 for the nonprofit that they partnered with. YOU can help us reach our goal of being the top team by voting for us in the #VailSkiChallenge on Facebook. YOUR VOTE COUNTS and helping A Precious Child is just a few clicks away! Click here to vote for A Precious Child and Team Storey.
 
Thank you Level (3) Communications for partnering with A Precious Child! Please visit www.vailskichallenge.com for more information on the challenge.
 
  
Thank you again to all supporters of A Precious Child. We greatly appreciate you! Together we can do more for children in need in Colorado.
  
Sincerely,
  
A Precious Child Staff
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