“Kick Off To School”

It’s the start of a brand-new school year – the air is filled with anticipation.
Our children are returning to school after summer break.
They are filled with excitement and they can hardly wait to see their friends,
meet their teachers and LEARN.

For many children this is true but for others, the start of a new school year can fill them with anxiety and
academic challenges. Each year thousands of children return to school unprepared – lacking the basic
school supplies they need to help them succeed. For children living below economic standards,
it isn’t easy to return to school knowing they won’t have all the things they need.

That is why Erica Rae’s Kids “Kick Off to School” Program is a game changer! Providing a backpack filled with
school supplies seems like such a small gesture, a simple act of kindness but makes a HUGE IMPACT! It
changes a child’s attitude and helps improve their self-esteem.

Why We Give….

Making sure our children have these basic school supplies not only helps the child but help alleviate
stress on the entire family. This program helps reduce some of the financial strain for parents trying to make ends meet.
In 2016, a staggering 42 percent of all Colorado students qualified for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program (Colorado Kid Count)
and can you imagine the average parent spends over $114/child on school supplies every year (National Retail Federation).
With numbers like this – it isn’t hard to image why parents are struggling with the added expense of school supplies.

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