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As Chief Cultural Officer at Screen Pilot, I'm so proud to announce our participation in the "Fill A Backpack" corporate challenge.This initiative, a partnership with the nonprofit organization A Precious Child, provides new backpacks and school supplies to children facing difficult life challenges such as abuse and neglect, crisis situations and poverty.We're extending an invitation for our clients and colleagues to get involved.The goal is to send 19,000 disadvantaged and displaced youth back to school feeling confident and prepared for academic success.On average, it costs $50 to help a child start the school year with the tools they need to succeed.There are three ways you can help.
Donations are being accepted now through Friday, July 19, 2019.Backpacks are distributed across eight Denver Metro counties through the A Precious Child resource center and agency partners, including schools, human services organizations, at-risk youth centers, homeless shelters and foster care organizations.With your help, we can send thousands of kids in need back to school on the same level as their peers and excited to learn.See the Fill A Backpack FAQ below, and feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any questions.Thanks in advance for your support.
Becky Dibble,Chief Cultural Officer, Screen Pilot
A Precious Child provides children in need with opportunities and resources to empower them to achieve their full potential. They envision a future where every child grows up to be a secure, self-reliant, contributing member of their community.In 2018, A Precious Child served 48,970 Colorado children in need and more than 5,700 adult caregivers.
More than 250,000 children live below the Colorado Self-Sufficiency Standard in A Precious Child’s eight-county service area. Children in these families often lack the necessary supplies critical for academic achievement.Ensuring that children have the tools to participate in school can reduce truancy, promote learning and build positive self-esteem.
There are three ways you can help.
The Fill A Backpack Corporate Challenge is focused on collecting brand new backpacks and school supplies for children in grades kindergarten through high school. We have the greatest need for the following items:
Backpacks filled with grade-appropriate school supplies are distributed to children through the A Precious Child Resource Center as well as agency partners, which include schools, human services organizations, at-risk youth centers, homeless shelters and foster care organizations.