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Who Are We?
The number of children living in poverty has grown faster in Colorado than anywhere else in the nation. The 2010 Kids Count in Colorado report found the number of Colorado children living at or below the federal poverty level has risen 72 percent between 2000 and 2008 and the number of children in Colorado public schools eligible for free or reduced lunch grew by 38 percent in 2007. Ensuring that children are properly clothed and have the necessary supplies to participate in school can have a dramatic effect because it helps children stay in school, promotes learning, and encourages self-esteem. The Educational Services of America (ESA) learned through the district truancy officer that, "in many cases students were not coming to class simply because they didn't have clothes or school supplies."

Our Mission
MISSION A Precious Child, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to making a positive impact in the lives of disadvantaged and displaced children and families in Colorado by improving their quality of life. VISION: To serve as a resource center in collaboration with schools, organizations, social services, fire and police departments, churches and shelters to ensure that all children in the State of Colorado have their basic needs met. CORE VALUES: Ethics and Integrity- A Precious Child holds itself to the highest ethical and professional standards in its work and relationships. We are conscientious stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We honor the public faith placed in us by managing our endeavors with the highest level of integrity. Honesty and Transparency- We provide truthful information about our mission, program activities, use of donations, and finances. We are accessible and responsive to members of the public who express an interest in the affairs of our organization. Accountability- Being mission-focused, producing measurable outcomes, conducting program evaluations and developing and maintaining sound financial management are important elements of our accountability. A Precious Child measures our success by tracking the amount of lives we have positively impacted as a result of our work. Collaboration- A Precious Child recognizes the importance of collaboration with organizations and communities to make the most impact. We understand that more can be accomplished if we work together and have respect for each other. Compassion- A Precious Child treats clients with compassion and understanding without casting judgment. It is imperative that we act in kindness and treat others with dignity. Inclusiveness and Diversity- A Precious Child promotes inclusiveness by seeking staff, board members, and volunteers who enrich our programmatic effectiveness through diversity of experience, skills, cultures, and backgrounds. We do not discriminate in hiring, retention, promotion, board recruitment, partnerships, and communities and clients served. Excellence and Commitment- A Precious Child supports and encourages visionary governance, exemplary management, excellent service and program delivery, and exceptional staff. We are committed to generating positive change in the lives of those in need.

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a Precious Child

557 Burbank Street, Unit E
Broomfield, CO 80020

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Receiving Area Assistant
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