Bringing the wonder of invertebrates to local kids facing difficult life challenges.
Two Colorado Non-Profits Join Forces to Give Parties to Local Kids in Need
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Westminster, Colo. – Feb. 11, 2019 – Colorado’s Butterfly Pavilion has long offered birthday parties for children as a unique way to enjoy and explore the invertebrate zoo and insect center, and now they will offer these parties to children in need in the Denver metro area for free. Once a month, Butterfly Pavilion and A Precious Child will throw a one-of-a-kind birthday experience for a child facing difficult life challenges such as abuse and neglect, crisis situations and poverty.
“As a parent, I’ve been to a lot of birthday parties, and a Butterfly Pavilion birthday party is totally unique, exposing kids to the fascinating world of invertebrates,” said Russ Pecoraro, VP of Marketing for Butterfly Pavilion. “As a community asset, we want to share our message with some kids who might not otherwise get the chance, and because of A Precious Child and an anonymous donor who felt the same way, we’re able to make it happen.”
A Precious Child helps identify the child and gift the experience to them through their Precious Gift program each month. Once selected, Butterfly Pavilion will host the child with 40 of their family and friends where they will get to experience all the wonder of Butterfly Pavilion through special animal encounters, themed decorations, all-day exhibit exploration and more. A Precious Child additionally provides the child with a present for their celebration. As a special add-on, Nothing Bundt Cakes Westminster will donate a FREE birthday cake to complete the celebration.
The program started in January and February’s family is already looking at dates to book their party. Parties will continue once a month, year-round.
“Providing a gift to a child in need during celebratory life events allows them to experience the joys of childhood, gives them hope for the future, as well as a sense of normalcy during a time in their life that is anything but normal,” added Carina Martin, A Precious Child’s CEO and Founder. “We are excited for this new partnership and the opportunity to celebrate the incredible children we serve.”
To learn more about A Precious Child and their Precious Gift program, visit APreciousChild.org. For more information on Butterfly Pavilion birthday parties, go to www.butterflies.org/visit/party-event-rental/birthday-parties.
Learn more about Butterfly Pavilion’s celebration opportunities, permanent exhibits, important education, research and conservation work at www.butterflies.org or by calling 303-469-5441. Butterfly Pavilion is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 6252 West 104th Avenue in Westminster, Colo. Birthday parties are available every weekend throughout the year.
About Butterfly Pavilion:
Butterfly Pavilion is the world’s only stand-alone, Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited invertebrate zoo dedicated to transforming the way people think about the small but mighty animals that are the hidden heroes of the animal kingdom. As the leader in invertebrate knowledge, inspiration and connection, and as a member institution of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, Butterfly Pavilion works to foster an appreciation of these critical animals by educating the public about the need to protect and care for threatened habitats globally, while conducting research for solutions in invertebrate conservation. Whether it is providing unique, hands-on learning experiences in our exhibits and educational programs, conducting new research that sets the standard for zoos across the country or building innovative solutions for species and habitat conservation in countries around the world, Butterfly Pavilion is leading the way in ensuring invertebrates are protected for the future. Learn more at Butterflies.org.
About A Precious Child, Inc.:
A Precious Child is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides children in need with opportunities and resources to empower them to achieve their full potential. In 2018 alone, A Precious Child served almost 49,000 disadvantaged and displaced children. A Precious Child provides impoverished Colorado children and families with basic essentials such as clothing, shoes, baby formula, diapers, coats, backpacks and school supplies, sports equipment and gifts for the holidays. We work to assist children and families facing difficult life challenges such as abuse, neglect, crisis situations, and poverty. Our core initiatives help build the whole child, in addition to providing basic essentials, we help children and their families navigate community resources, working with schools to strengthen attendance initiatives, and providing services and resources to agency partners to strengthen their impact.
Since 2008, A Precious Child has provided opportunities and resources to more than 275,000 children and their caregivers. A Precious Child serves eight counties surrounding the Denver Metro area, including Arapahoe, Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson and Weld. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 303.466.4272, or visit APreciousChild.org.
Butterfly Pavilion Media Contact(s):
Kristen Petitt Stewart, email@example.com or 970.389.1561
Russ Pecoraro, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.375.9984
A Precious Child’s Media Contact:
Alissa M. Trumbull, Director of Development & Marketing, Alissa@APreciousChild.org or 303.466.4272 ext. 108.