Why Them and Not Me?

New Ways to Give!

i Oct 23rd 1 Comment by

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…)

2013: Another Year of Fabulous

i Feb 7th No Comments by

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:

  • Distributed over 1200 sets of brand new pajamas to Cooper Hospital, Camden, NJ and Inspira Healthcare Network, Vineland, NJ. This brings our total donations to over 3000 sets!  We look forward to hitting our goal of 5000 in 2014!!
  • Received Black History Month, Outstanding Community Service and Citation recognition from Gloucester Township Mayor and Council
  • Named to SoJo Happening List 2013 for Best Charity
  • Provided 3 grants to families in partnership with Healing the Children New Jersey for families with special needs children
  • Awarded 1 scholarship via the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Scholarship Ministry
  • Spread our message through speaking engagements at the Kiwanis Club, Moorestown Rotary Club, White Horse Rotary Club and Cherry Hill Rotary Club
  • Forged new partnerships with CB Kids, HTCNJ (Healing the Children – New Jersey), Pittsburgh PA Pioneers and National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc.
  • Nurtured continuing partnerships with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.: New Jersey Garden City Alumnae Chapter, Penick Chiropractic, Allstate Employees: Mount Laurel NJ, Chapman’s Champions from Mary Kay Cosmetics and Holly Sanborn: Thirty-One Independent Director

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!


My PJs Program – Courier Post Online

i Aug 14th No Comments by

I am honored and humbled that the Erick’s Place program, My PJs, was recognized by the Courier Post yesterday.  In a write-up by Christina Mitchell, the program was applauded for providing brand new pajamas to chronically ill children as well as other children in need.

The original article has been archived, so I am sharing it here:

During years of grief therapy, she was once asked, “What is Erick’s legacy?”

Today — six years after Smith retired from the job whose benefits paid Erick’s monstrous medical bills — the answer is pajamas. (more…)