Make a Difference in a Child's Life.
By supporting Reach you are helping to make a difference in the lives of children and youth with special needs and their families, now and into the future. Your gift helps to make programs, services, resources and support more accessible, empowering families and communities. We appreciate your continued support.
To make a donation fill out the secure online donation form, or download a donation form and mail it in to Reach at #3 3800 72nd St. Delta B.C. V4K 3N2
HELP CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS BE A PART OF THE COMMUNITY
Studies show that 15% of children have special needs, and that one in every 88 children has autism. Many of those children aren't getting the support they need. That's why we are raising $4 million to build a new community based centre in Ladner that will be larger and more accessible to families and youth, enabling more children to get the services that will help reduce the symptoms of autism and increase positive outcomes. But we need your help.
Other Reach funded projects:
MCHAPPY DAY RAISES $7,000 FOR REACH
Reach is very pleased to announce that on Wednesday May 8th McDonald`s Restaurants in Ladner and Tsawwassen raised $7,000 for Reach Child and Youth Development Society. In addition to food sales, funds were raised through pre-sales of paper red shoes to customers for $2, and customer donations on McHappy Day. Ladner and Tsawwassen McDonald’s Restaurant owner Steve Krawchuk (right) and Tsawwassen McDonald’s Manager Holly Sorely (far left ) presented the cheque to Reach Foundation Chair Barbara Wallick (middle right) and Executive Director Renie D’Aquila . The funds will go towards Reach’s Building for Children Together project to build a new child development centre in the heart of Ladner. “We really want to be part of the new project’s success,” said Steve Krawchuk, owner of the Ladner and Tsawwassen McDonald’s, “and we want to recognize the community and the volunteers for coming out to help this year.” Thank you once again McDonald’s for supporting Reach, and to the fifty community volunteers helped out at McHappy Day, including Reach staff and Board Directors, the Ladner Lightning Baseball team with coaches and parents, Olympic rower Joy Fera, local dignitaries, musicians Joe Barbeck and the Don Burkett Jazz Trio, and the Delta Firefighters.
To see a gallery of photos from the event visit Reach’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/reachsocietybc
ROCKER RAISE CLOSE TO $9,000 FOR REACH
On Saturday April 13th, 2013 musicians Rob Montgomery (left) and Incognito, Jerry Doucette (right), and local band The Flat Five performed at the second annual Rockin’ for Reach benefit concert and dance helping to raise $8,700 for Reach Child and Youth Development Society. The funds will go towards Reach’s Building for Children Together project to build a new, community-based centre in Ladner that will provide better access to services, programs, education and resources to children and youth with developmental disabilities and their families.Close to 250 guests attended the event, sponsored by Port Metro Vancouver, Regional Recycling, Westland Insurance, The Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen, and media sponsors The South Delta Leader and Delta Optimist newspapers.
In addition to tickets sales, funds were raised through sales proceeds of Tim Hortons coffee and Fresh Slice Pizza, 50/50 draw sales and through the event’s unique silent ‘rocktion’ auction, which created bidding wars over a guitar autographed by Paul McCartney and record album signed by Bob Dylan.
Thank you event spnosors, volunteers Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen, TOOBS, Alex Baydala, Carson Eastveld, Michael Gallagher, Dan Merki, Taylor Nidoski, Diana Vazquez and Reach staff volunteers, and prize donors Autograph Store Charity Fundraiser ,Fresh Slice Pizza Tsawwassen, Jerry Doucette, Lyck Natural Bodycare Products, South Coast Tropical Plants, Tim Hortons, TOOBS, Tsawwassen Springs, Valerie and David Bartlett, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Canucks and Yokohama Tires. Click here for photos of the event on our Flickr page
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US REACH FOR THE STARS RAISING $50,000
Thank you to our over 70 volunteers, 19 sponsors, 150 prize donors and 250 guest who all helped make our first Reach for the Stars: An Evening of Inspiration fundraising event a great success! We exceeded our goal and together raised $50,000 towards the bulding of our new child development centre in the heart of Ladner . Thank you MC Chris Gailus, News Hour Anchor, Global BC Television, Auctioneer Ian Paton, event speakers Karen Ostrom, Hazel and Cory Cooksley, and Myles McKie, and musicians Marshal Forsythe and Josh Somers, and the Don Burkett Jazz Ensemble. Also a huge thank you to sponsors Westshore Terminals, CAPTIN Toyota, Delta Cable, Robertson Optical and Optometry, Fraser Surrey Docks, Century Group, MK Delta Lands Group, Coast Capital Savings, Grosvenor, Speedpro Signs, Envision Financial, Safeway, Vancity, John's Thistle Auto, Delta Container Ltd., Odlum Brown and media sponsors Delta Optimist and South Delta Leader newspaper. We couldn't have done it without you all!
Read the press release here> Inspiring Evening Raises $50,000 for Reach mar_2013
See photos of the event on our FLCKR page > Photos
WESTSHORE TERMINALS DONATES $100,000 to REACH BUILDING PROJECT
Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership recently donated $100,000 to Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s Building for Children Together capital project to build a new child development centre in Ladner for children and youth with developmental disabilities. “We believe that it’s not only a good thing to do to support our community but that it’s our duty to support our community” says Denis Horgan, Vice President and General Manager of Westshore Terminals. “Building this new facility in Ladner will just be a tremendous asset for the community. We are very proud and happy to support Reach, and we urge all other businesses in South Delta and North Delta to support this worthwhile project.” In addition to this donation Westshore was recently a presenting sponsor for the Reach for the Stars gala that raised an additional $50,000 towards the new centre.
“Westshore Terminals’ contribution to our capital campaign is both significant and pivotal,” said Barbara Wallick, Chair for Reach Charitable Foundation. “Westshore’s donation to Reach brings us just shy of this year’s $1 million goal from the total of $4 million that needs to be raised. We anticipate other Port related companies will now follow Westshore Terminals’ leadership and join in helping us support vulnerable children in our community. We are extremely grateful to Westshore for their generosity and the social responsibility demonstrated through their support.”
Diownload the news story here> Westshore Terminals Ltd. donates $100000 to help build new centre Mar 2013
ENVISION FINANCIAL DONATES $25,000 FOR REACH CHILDREN’S CENTREA $25,000 donation from First West Foundation was made to the new Reach Child and Youth Development building project. The donation was presented by (from left) First West Foundation Chair Peter Podovinikoff and Executive Director Seline Kutan to Reach Foundation Chair Irene Forcier and Executive Director Renie D’Aquila.“Envision Financial’ s recent donation from its First West Foundation will go a long way towards helping Reach build this new center that will provide programs, services, equipment and resources to over 1,000 children with developmental disabilities every year”, states Reach Foundation’s Chair, Irene Forcier. “Envisions partnership and corporate leadership is pivotal to the development of this greatly needed community resource.” Thank you Envision for your support! Watch the Envision Financial video Angel tree to help Envision raise $10,000 for the community. For every view of the video Envision Financial will donate $1 to the Angel Tree program and their community partners. So please take a moment to watch, then share this video with your friends and family. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10Nx4iLX3-U&feature=youtu.be
DELTA AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY DONATES $250,000 FOR NEW REACH CENTRE
On Monday June 18th the Delta Agricultural Society donated $250,000 to Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s Building for Children Together capital building project. Peter Guichon, President of the Delta Agricultural Society presented the donation to Reach Foundation Chair Irene Forcier (left) Reach Executive Director Renie D’Aquila.
Peter Guichon of the Delta Agricultural Society said, “The Agricultural Society has donated to many worthwhile projects, and I can’t think of one that’s more worthwhile than this one. We are very proud to help kick of this campaign. Very proud.”
Irene Forcier, Chair of Reach Foundation, commended the Delta Agricultural Society for its leadership. “By making this donation they are helping children with special needs access other amenities such as public transportation. The Agricultural Society is leading the way for others interested in supporting children with special needs, their intellectual and social learning and growth, and their acceptance into the heart of the community.”
Thank you Delta Agricultural Society for your very generous donation and continuing to support children and families in the community.
Download the press release here> Delta Agricultural Society donates $250,000 to centre june 18 2012
KINGS LINKS TOURNAMENT BENEFITS CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDSOn Thursday June 21st, 2012 Ladner’s Kings Links by the Sea donated their course for a cause and hosted the Adventus Realty Charity Golf Tournament “For the Kids.” The tournament was organized and sponsored by Rod Johnston, Jeet Pangli and Kings Links owner Brad Newell (pictured left) and raised over $30,000 benefitting three children’s charities close to the sponsors’ hearts. Newell, along with his wife Maria, chose Reach Child and Youth Development Society as one of the charities in honour of their goddaughter Eva who has Down Syndrome. Eva attended Reach’s Infant Development and Therapies Programs with very positive outcomes, so the family wanted to do something to help other children and their families experience success. Funds from the tournament will help Reach purchase new therapeutic equipment that will support children with Downs Syndrome and other special needs and will be available for families to borrow. Proceeds from the tournament will also go towards Mind Check, a website for children supporting mental health, and Fraser Academy non-profit school for children with language-based learning disabilities. Thanks Kings Links for your support!
REACH RECEIVES $50,000 DONATION FROM TSAWWASSEN BOUNDARY BAY LIONS CLUB
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Donor wall legacy
Our donor wall is our way of recognizing all of the individuals, businesses and government agencies that support us in keeping alive the programs and services at Reach Child and Youth Development Society.
When you donate $500 or more to Reach Society your name or busineesss name will be added to a leaf on our wall. Four colours of leaves on our donor wall tree recognize giving levels:
Gold ($5,000 +)
Silver ($2,500 +)
Ruby ($1,500 +)
Green ($500 +)
When you donate to Reach under one of these giving levels your name or business name will be permanently etched onto a leaf recognizing you or your organization's generous contribution. Our donor wall is on permanent display in the main entrance of our Ladner facility and stands as a symbol of the legacy donors have left in the lives of children with special needs and their families. Thank you all for giving so generously and for believing in potential!
For a list of our Reach Society and Reach Foundation donors for 2011/2012 please see here: Thank you donors 2011 2012
Thank you all for Believing in Potential
We are grateful for your support!