The global pandemic has disrupted every aspect of life as we know. It has rendered many jobless and as such, many more families have lacked basic necessities. A Precious Child has been on the forefronts in Denver Metro Community, helping families and gathering donations from those with something to spare.
Part of their efforts has been providing necessities for children, baby items like diapers, wipes and other hygiene items that families need. A Precious Child always provides the community with these essentials all year round, however, the pandemic has made it that more families needed the help. As a result, A Precious Child called out to well wishers who have helped cater for the extra items needed. This is also in partnership with their partners.
A precious child is dedicated to ensuring that every family in the Denver Metro Community has the basic essentials like soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and paste, toilet paper among others. Carina Martin, CEO and Founder of A Precious Child has said that cancellation of major fundraising events has put a strain on their funding, especially with an increase in the need for their services.
Ball Corporation donated $200,000 to help in A precious Child’s efforts to help families affected by the pandemic. The donations given to the community are done in adherence to laid down Covid-19 rules and regulations, through drive through distributions.
Since the Covid-19 relief efforts began, the foundation has helped more than 16,000 individuals through collaboration with partners and direct service, with more than 3,000 families about to receive emergency essentials.
In addition, A Precious Child also launched a campaign in December 2020, Giving Tuesday, to help organizations that have been most affected by the pandemic. The foundation has been working round the clock to double their efforts so that they can help every family that needs these services.
In 2020, A Precious Child case management and wrap-around services spiked to a 1,657% increase compared to the previous year. They have provided 38,609 children and adults with COVID-19 Emergency Response kits including hygiene products, cleaning supplies and PPE, 3,169 infants with 199,401 diapers and 1,685 packs of wipes, helping families during this time when 52% of the families reported someone in their home lost a job due to COVID-19, 67% of the families we serve have had their work hours cut and 79% lost income.” Not forgetting their donation of 21,670 backpacks and school supplies to school children.
The pandemic also put a damper on the holidays as many families could not afford gifts. For Christmas, A Precious Child provided 13,191 children with Christmas gifts. Each child received a $50 gift.
Coronavirus has beaten many people down and A Precious Child has worked hard to ensure that these people don’t lack the basic essentials during this time. Through collaboration with the local Denver Metro Community, the foundation has been able to alleviate the burden for many families and continues to do so.