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."
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.
a Precious Child557 Burbank Street, Unit E
Broomfield, CO 80020
Outstanding Needs of a Precious Child
Item Needs (click need below to see detail)
Fill A Backpack
The Fill A Backpack program at A Precious Child supplies disadvantaged and displaced children with backpacks filled with school supplies to help them be prepared to perform in school. It is our 2013 goal to provide 6,000 backpacks filled with supplies to disadvantaged and displaced Colorado kids and we cannot do it without the help of our community. Individuals and organizations interested in supporting Fill A Backpack are encouraged to visit our Fill A Backpack webpage to see a list of needed supplies, to view a list of local school supply drop-off locations, and to learn more about program sponsorship. Contact Director of Programs, Courtney Rogers, at CourtneyRogers@APreciousChild.org with question or for more information.
Volunteer Needs (click need below to see detail)
Front Office Assistant
Do you love interacting with people? Then this may be the perfect role for you! Office Assistants provide essential support to A Precious Child by serving as the friendly face of the agency for clients. Office Assistant Volunteers answer phones, schedule appointments, welcome new and returning clients to A Precious Child, and check them into our computer database. This is a highly interactive position and is a seated position. This position may require some computer training.Client Services Assistant
Volunteers in this role will have the most interaction with clients of A Precious Child. They will explain how the shopping process works and will assist clients in getting started with their shopping. These volunteers will be on the floor of the Resource Center ready to jump in and help the clients wherever needed and will check clients out when they have completed their shopping. This is a highly interactive position.Donation Sorting Assistant
Volunteers organize, sort, and inventory donations, preparing them for the Resource Center floor. This is a great area for families, groups, and teens. It is a standing job and is behind the scenes.Data Entry Assistant
Volunteers assist in A Precious Child’s data entry needs in both our client database and volunteer database. This is a seated position, behind the scenes. This position may require computer database training.Receiving Area Assistant
Volunteers welcome donors, unload their donations from their vehicles and write receipts. This is a high-energy job that is highly interactive with donors and requires the ability to lift up to 25lbs.Outreach Assistant
Volunteers help at fairs answering questions, share stories on our regular tours, or serve as an Ambassador or Table Captain. This opportunity is a good fit for a volunteer that requires flexibility with their schedule.