Since 2006, Erick’s Place has been dedicated to serving chronically ill children and those caring for them through the following six programs:
My PJs – collection and distribution of brand new pajamas to chronically ill children in area hospitals and pediatric facilities
Caregivers Count – grants for caregivers of chronically ill children
Assistive Technology Grants – awarded to hospitals and pediatric facilities (more…)
There’s an old saying: “You learn something new every day.” I hope this is true; learning new things keeps our minds sharp, contributes to our personal growth and sometimes it can even be fun. Learning can also help us to connect with others as we share the knowledge we receive.
I’d like to share with all of you some new knowledge I acquired while brainstorming topics for this article. In my research travels, I came across some fascinating information about recycling iPhones. Last week, the new iPhone 6 was unveiled. There were long lines all over the world full of people who couldn’t wait to get their hands on the sizzling hot new gadget. (more…)
Welcome to the Erick’s Place Wednesday Share. As the founders of Erick’s Place, Sabrina and I (Rosy) look forward to sharing information and resources that will assist and enrich the day-to-day lives of Special Needs Children, their parents/caregivers, families and friends that help.
This week, we came across an article in the South Jersey Journal September 2014 issue titled: “Rowan prof. researches parents’ impact on their children with Autism”. Following is a summary of the article along with contact information. (more…)
As you may know, my son, Erick, passed away at the age of three. He was a medically fragile child with Cerebral Palsy, mental retardation, a feeding disorder (which required a surgically implanted feeding tube) and a tracheotomy to facilitate his breathing. This meant he needed 24/7 care.
For many years I prayed to know: Why did God keep me here? What is my purpose? What am I supposed to do? Well, prayers DO get answered. In 2006, I figured out my life’s purpose. I found my WHY. In September of that year, my husband, Rosy, and I established The Erick J. Umstead Memorial Foundation, now dba Erick’s Place. We wanted to head up a (501c3) charitable foundation in memory of Erick with the following mission: To provide financial assistance to families and children who are medically fragile. (more…)
Here at Erick’s Place, we are all about an “attitude of gratitude”. We are so grateful that, with your help, we had the opportunity to accomplish all this in 2013:
To our fabulous family, friends and people we have never met whose monetary donations and prayers help Erick’s Place to grow – THANK YOU FOR MAKING ALL THIS POSSIBLE!