June/July Outreach: A Precious Child = Fill a Backpack

A Precious Child is devoted to making a positive impact in the lives of disadvantaged and displaced children and families in Colorado by improving their quality of life.  We distribute through our 260 Agency Partners in the Denver Metro Area such as schools, health & human services, safe houses, at-risk youth centers, homeless shelters, mental health and foster care organizations.

We are in need of the following items:

  • Backpacks
  • Large Erasers
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Bottled Glue & Glue Sticks
  • Scissors (for elementary students)
  • Pencils
  • Colored Pencils
  • Folders
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Loose-Leaf Notebook Paper
  • Highlighters
  • Blue, Black, or Red Pens
  • Rulers
  • Index Cards
  • TI-89 Titanium Calculators (for high school students)
  • Monetary support ($50 provides backpack & supplies for 1 child.)

Find out more at apreciouschild.org

DID YOU KNOW…..Over 180,000 children are living in poverty according to the 2016 Colorado Kids Count Report.  Children living in poverty lack the basic essentials critical to academic achievement.  Ensuring that children have the necessary supplies to participate in school can reduce truancy, promote learning and build positive self-esteem.

OUR FOCUS…..Improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable children and families in Colorado by providing them with their basic essentials…..Ensure that children are properly prepared for school and thrive academically…..Place children and their families on a trajectory toward self-sufficiency.   Our goal for 2017 is to provide more than 12,000 backpacks filled with supplies to children in need.