The 2016 Kids Count in Colorado report found that 180,000 Colorado children are living in poverty. Children living in poverty are more likely to be in poor health, less likely to graduate high school on time, and more likely to live in poverty as an adult.
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 promotes positive 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."
Since 2008, A Precious Child, Inc. has supported kids in Colorado by providing them with basic essentials. In 2014, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce recognized our efforts by honoring us with the 2014 Business Awards Large Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award. We hope you will join us in supporting kids in Colorado!