Make a Difference in the Life of a Local Family

Colorado Springs, CO – Many families enrolled in programs at Community Partnership for Child Development are faced with the challenge of simply keeping warm this winter season and meeting basic needs. Gifts for their children are beyond their means.

CPCD invites friends, families and co-workers to come together and “adopt” one of our community’s neediest families. The process is quick and simple and the extra help during the holidays can make a world of difference to these young children and their families living in poverty right here in our community.

Visit CPCD’s website at and click on the purple snowflake Adopt-A-Family link. Donors can view family profiles and sign-up to personally shop for the family or make a cash donation and leave the shopping to volunteers. CPCD is also in need of children’s books and coats to distribute to the families.

The Adopt-A-Family program has been in place for more than 15 years. Through the program, donors are anonymously matched to a CPCD family with one or more children and provided a list of that family’s most-needed items and the children’s holiday wishlist. All families must be adopted by December 5th and donations dropped-off December 10th. To make further arrangements, call Delberta Uvalle at 884-1411 or

About Community Partnership for Child Development (CPCD)
CPCD is a nonprofit organization that provides free, comprehensive early childhood and family development programs for families with children, ages 0-5, who are living in low-income homes, have special needs or experience other adverse circumstances that could challenge their school readiness. CPCD serves nearly 2,000 children each year in El Paso County through Early Head Start, Head Start and the Colorado Preschool Program. For more information, please visit

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Thank you for spreading the word about the need in Colorado Springs!  I'm passionate about helping every young child become a lover of books and reading...but if they have no books, that certainly won't happen!  I will be doing a blog about the STAR (Sit Together and Read) Program) and will encourage others to donate so that more books will be available to distribute to families in need this holiday season.

Vivian Kirkfield

Author of "Show Me How! Build Your Child's Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cooking"



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