How does the program work?

A Precious Child collects donated new and gently-used baby gear and distributes them to families in the most need through our Resource Center. A Precious Child also collects donated new diapers, wipes, baby food, formula and other baby necessities so families don’t have to ration or go without for their babies. Families are referred to our Resource Center by our agency partners which include schools, human services organizations, churches, hospitals, safe houses, fire and police departments, at-risk youth centers, homeless shelters, mental health and foster care organizations.

Once referred, families call and make an appointment to come in and shop for the essential baby items they need in a welcoming store-like setting, all provided at no charge.

In addition to baby essentials, A Precious Child also provides “Bright By Three” kits that offer parents of children Newborn-3 years of age with tools, information, and resources to empower them to be the first and most influential teacher in their child’s life.

Why we do what we do

Diaper Need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant or toddler clean and healthy. Infants in low-income families are at great risk of suffering the effects of diaper need because many families can’t afford diapers (NDBN). On average, an infant uses about 240 diapers a month, with a year’s supply of diapers costing $936 (AAP). With over 38% of Colorado infants and toddlers living in low income families, the reality and effects of diaper need are a part of the everyday lives of the children we serve at A Precious Child.

Exposure to poverty in early childhood materially impacts brain development at school age further underscores the importance of attention to the well-established deleterious effects of poverty on child development. (JAMA Pediatrics)

Growing up in difficult circumstances dictated by poverty can wreak damage to a child’s cognitive skills that last a lifetime. By providing diapers and other tools to empower the parents, we are giving families in need the resources and the confidence they need to care for their little ones and help their infants grow up in a healthy environment.

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