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Erica Raes Kids Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Building The Future By Helping Our Children.

Target demographics: Young Children and families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,000 children

Geographic areas served: Aurora, Colorado

Programs: Kick off to School Kids Without Christmas

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Nicole139

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This amazing non-profit organization has extended kindness to many individuals and organizations within the Aurora/Denver Metro area. Erica Rae's Kids consistently reaches out to the underpriviliaged and serves as a strong resource to the community.

Linsey2

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic local Nonprofit here in Aurora Colorado! Erica was a ray of sunshine, very giving and loving. Her love showed through when she had kids all around her. Erica Ray's Kids Inc. continues her wonderful legacy by giving back to the community she lived in. The local school children receive backpacks thanks to this organization. You feel the love and support from the very first communication, year after year.

Karissa W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non-profit is very dear to my heart. It honors one of my best friends. Patti, the founder is an amazing woman, she has put so much into making this non-profit one of the best. She does it with all her heart and passion. I have experienced what this organization can do first hand. Erica's Raes Kids doesn't just help children, it helps families, elders, homeless, and less fortunate. Anyone who needs something can look to Erica Raes Kids for help. I am honored to have been a part of this great organization. I wish I lived closer to be able to help more. I know the organization is full of loving and caring people willing to lend a hand, because that's what Erica Rae was... loving and caring in every kind of way.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Exceptional work by this group, always above and beyond expectations. This non-profit was started for a purpose and it's living up to that purpose 100%!!! I've seen first hand what these people do and it's absolutely amazing!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization! Erica Raes Kids helped hundreds of kids and families at our Back to School Event, and made our back to school kick off event truly spectacular. Thanks so much!

Jennifer566

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erica Raes selected our school for school supply donation and more than 400 families received supplies. They are an amazing organization!!

1 Pattie C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter passed away 8 years ago, she inspires me to give back in her name.
Make A Difference Day was one of the most humbling experience I've ever had. To start, I had the opportunity to personally meet some amazing “homeless” people who live on the streets of Denver, they were the true meaning of love and family.
Perhaps what I will remember most is the smiles on the faces of both the children and adults. It was like Christmas came early.
It's hard to put into words how I felt, but I do know this—as a country we may have forgotten to take care of the men and women that fought for the freedom of this country. I guess I never knew how many of our vets are living on the streets. I can't tell you how many hugs I received along with plenty of thank you for giving to them in ways they had never received before. I'm still taken back at how amazing this day was. It will be forever engraved in my heart.
I give to Erica Rae's Kids because even though we are small we give back to our community in a big way.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Erica Raes has diligently served many families in our APS ( Aurora Public Schools) community and made the holidays a little brighter for these families with the generous donations. It is always a pleasure working with them as they provide assistance to our schools and families.


N. Rudolph
Family Liaison

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i have been on the sidelines watching this awesome nonprofit organization grow. I have seen it grow from helping a few to helping thousands. I am so proud of the awesome work they do. They work so hard to make so many smiles from babies to adults, school children and families to the homeless. Erica Rae is smiling in heaven saying " way to go". Fantastic job. So proud of Pattie and all the volunteers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughters and I have had the opportunity to help out and it has been invaluable. Pattie and her helpers work so hard to help others and bring joy. I'm glad my girls have seen the importance of helping others less fortunate.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The hard work and dedication of this group makes me proud to have served on this board since the beginning. Pattie works tirelessly to be a positive force for this community. From school, to food, to holidays.. Pattie makes sure each child is taken care of.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Erica Rae's Kids is a huge blessing to our community. I contacted Pattie a couple of days into the school year looking for help with school supplies for a friend that was struggling with finding the funds needed to get her kids off to school. Pattie came up with backpacks filled with school supplies for the kids. In addition, she brought breakfast foods, snacks and other basic necessities that would help the kids get off on the right foot.

8 Michele107

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been lucky enough to work with and beside Pattie and Erica Rae's kids. The profound change that they instill in the kids they help is something that I will never forget. Their reach goes further than I think they even expect. Words cannot explain the magnitude that you feel when you see the kids that they directly impact when they receive a backpack from them. They truly operate as a family and care what happens to these kids. It is a special organization that every non profit should role model themselves around.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I worked with Erica Rae Kids Organization last year as a Family liaison and I can not express how thankful our school community was. They were a blessing to our community and we hope that they can continue to make a difference with our neediest families. They have been a true blessing and go above and beyond to make sure that they met our communities essential needs around the holidays. They are very well organized, have great leadership, and have great hearts.

9 Jan_75

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is a blessing for so many people. The pure joy of giving and the smiles and gratitude for those that are receiving is life at it's best. I have been so fortunate to be part of this non profit and will continue to volunteer in years to come.

9 John363

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with his group going into four years and have been impressed with the leadership and organizational skills of the executive director and board members. I will continue support this group for as long as I am able. Erica Rae's Kids has an important mission and passionate volunteers.

8 Tammera H.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been very lucky to be a part of this non-profit group since the beginning. I want to point out that Pattie goes over and beyond for this group. I have had the pleasure of serving along side her on many occasions and she goes non-stop! She and all of us-Board members and volunteers alike all believe in doing what we can to help the children of our community. Volunteering at The Colorado Gives Day downtown was a very humbling experience, that I believe touched us all in so many ways. Thank you Pattie for allowing us to help..

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Erica Raes has help many of our families at Crawford Elementary. The process is easy and the staff is very pleasant to work with. Again, thank you for the important role you have played in providing resources to some of the most vulnerable members of our community. We look forward to working with you in the future!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is a gift from GOD. Ericarae"s is committed to giving back to community. They go beyond 100% to meet the needs of the community. The staff model its behavior by the leader who is kind, giving, caring, has a heart of GOLD.This agency is worthy of financial donations, in kind donations food and clothes donations. The agency gives it all to the families in need. I would recommend this agency as the place to invest your money, time and love to.

8 Lisa506

Board Member

Rating: 5

Erica Rae Kids organization is small in comparison to some but it's impact is huge and affects so many in need. There is no greater pleasure in life than to be a part of an organization that supports our community with tiredless efforts and such obvious compassion . Proud to be a board member !

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Former staff

Rating: 5

The work that Pattie & ERK's organization does has been a blessing to the community. They have helped hundred of children by providing Christmas toys, Back to School backpacks, Food Drives and so much more. It was an honor for me to serve on the Board in the beginning stages of this organization. God Bless Pattie Hamann and ERK's. I wish them continued success in their work and fundraising for the community!
Karen Terry

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This non-profit had made a big difference in many people lives, they are so dedicated, professional, caring and loving, Pattie is a wonderful human being!! In this busy world where everybody is busy, she has the devotion and the time to care for people in need, what amaizing way to give back!!

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Pattie C. 10/30/2015

Thank You!

8 Gabi D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is wonderful in supporting those most in need within the Aurora community. Countless hours and going the extra mile, even past the point of exhaustion, are what makes this organization so special. Their dedication is remarkable. Well-organized staff with great outreach communication and collaboration. Not a gigantic organization like others out there but one that has made a gigantic difference in the lives of so many families.

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Pattie C. 10/30/2015

Thank You!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

This is such an organized and selfless organization. They bring self-worth and esteem to both children and families they bless. They bring hope, smiles, and a moment of happiness to those they come into contact with. This is an organization to support both financially and with your volunteer time. I have never heard so many "thank you" during community events.

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Pattie C. 10/30/2015

Thank You!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I can't begin to share enough experiences that have evolved from working with Pattie and ERKs. They are there when you need them. They care and are passionate about their work. Every year during holiday time is the "norm" but even during the year in a crisis they are supporting the kids. Too many children to count have been impacted by the generous spirit of contributions for children going back to school. I could go on and on but one conversation with Pattie and her team will convince you they are the genuine thing. They love and care about our families and especially the children. Go Erica Raes' Kids!!!

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Pattie C. 10/30/2015

Thank You!

9 Deb_49

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the honor of working with this non-profit on various occasions and have seen the outstanding contributions it makes to our community's underprivileged children. Working with the schools and local police and other social organizations to create events such as back to school backpacks, Christmas gift giving and food baskets, and fun days to get kids out into a setting they might otherwise miss due to poverty, this organization has grown from a small operation into one that has a tremendous positive impact on so many children.

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Pattie C. 10/30/2015

Thank you Deb for being a part of Erica Rae's Kids