Children’s charities are by far one of our favorite institutions to donate to. We always look for new opportunities to give back to the children of our communities, and for the past three years we have been working with a foundation called A Precious Child (APC). For those of you who have never heard of this group- A Precious Child is a Colorado based foundation that helps disadvantaged or displaced children. To quote directly from their website “1 in 6 Colorado children are living below the Federal Poverty Line. Low-income children trail behind their peers in intellectual development; they are less likely to succeed in school, are less likely to graduate from high school, and are more likely to become poor parents in the future.” Obviously these are some disturbing statistics, so we were more than happy to get involved with such a great cause.
As we have previously mentioned, we have very close ties with all of our area firefighters, and it is actually because of North Metro Fire Station that we became involved with A Precious Child. This past Tuesday we had the pleasure of being invited to join several members of the North Metro Fire Station to the annual Heroes of A Precious Child Luncheon. The luncheon was held at the Omni Interlocken Resort and we were there to proudly show our support for such an amazing foundation.
Upon arrival it was clear that the organization had touched many lives. There was an entire ballroom full of people. Some were there to just show their support, others were there to tell everyone how A Precious Child had influenced their lives for the better.
Among the throngs of people, there was a familiar face that most Broncos fans might recognize. It was the face of wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Sanders was one of the speakers at the luncheon. He has always had a strong passion for community involvement, so naturally he jumped at the opportunity to work with A Precious Child. This year, Sanders partnered with APC to send 230 disadvantaged kids to his inaugural ProCamp. At this camp, children are taught how to practice alongside Sanders and receive individual instruction from the pro athlete himself. After this experience, Sanders agreed to be the celebrity spokesperson for A Precious Child. Jim Black, who attended the luncheon, mentioned that the speakers were so powerful that it almost moved everyone to tears.
When getting involved with charities and foundations, we always like to be able to see the impact it is making in our community. A Precious Child is doing an amazing job at spreading the word about displaced children, and helping them get the life and opportunities they deserve. If any of you would like to get involved with A Precious Child, please visit their website https://www.apreciouschild.org/. And we would also like to thank North Metro Fire station for introducing us to APC, and to A Precious Child for hosting such a wonderful event.