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We are an organization that helps disadvantaged children whose family, social or economic circumstances hinder their ability to succeed in school. Our mission is building a brighter tomorrow by helping our children today.

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Casino Night Fundraiser at Jazz@Jacks

Tickets are available for our Casino Night Fundraiser on May 21 at Jazz@Jacks in downtown Denver. Come party with us for a good cause and enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, blackjack, roulette, craps and more. Who knows, you might even score a big winner prize!

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We are a 2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit!

We are honored to be recognized as a 2015 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT by GreatNonprofits. Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that we are a credible organization. A very warm thank you to all our supporters who posted such a large number of online reviews on our behalf.

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Make a Difference Day Meets Giving Back in New Ways!

Make a Difference Day is sponsored by USA Today and is one day of the year where millions of socially conscious people from across the nation unite with a common mission – to improve the lives of others. We saw an opportunity to use this event to meet some of the people that we help throughout the year through our Giving Back in New Ways program—where we support the homeless in the downtown Denver area.




Every nonprofit has a story… and ours is about our founder Pattie Hamann and her determination to continue the philanthropic work of her daughter, Erica Rae, who was taken from her in 2007.

Erica Rae was a vibrant young woman who—from the tender age of seven—was passionate about giving back to her community. Hearing Pattie talk about Erica Rae’s Kids is a transforming experience as she shares her journey from heartfelt grief to community-minded action. Pattie simply will not let all the goodwill Erica Rae created become idle. It’s heartwarming to all of us at Erica Rae’s Kids that a countless number of disadvantaged children and families share the spirit of Erica Rae every year.

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