Mardi Gras Cajun Fête for REACH a Success!

On Saturday, Feb 10th, the Knights of Columbus Council #1760 of Juneau hosted a Mardi Gras themed fund raising dinner for REACH at St. Ann’s Parish Hall. This is the second year the Knights have sponsored this event on behalf of REACH, and the event has really grown!

There were only 100 tickets for the dinner and nearly all of them were sold! Baker Dani Beyers whipped up some magic with freshly made King Cakes and beignets that made everyone salivate! The main course was Louisiana Shrimp boil, crab cakes, and red beans and rice. We ate really well!

Additional money was raised thanks to Alaskan Brewing donating the beer And, we auctioned off a matching hat and scarf from the Canvas at REACH, two plates designed by Ceramic artist, Alex Botelho, a beautiful 3-piece glassware set, and a cheesecake that was amazing!

REACH’s own DJ Manu, known as Manuel during business hours, set us up with great Cajun and New Orleans jazz tunes so we had a great party atmosphere during the evening.

The event was well attended, lots of fun, and we plan to do it again next year. Thanks again to everyone who helped, donated, and came to enjoy the party!

Thank You to FNBA!

First National Bank Alaska helped the Canvas Art Studio & Gallery with a generous year-end donation. FNBA has fully funded framing materials for the Canvas for 2018. This means our artists will have quality frame stock and glass in which to display their work. For artists living with disabilities, being able to present their work in a professional manner enables them to enjoy the benefits of being working artists. The Canvas at REACH is very grateful to FNBA for their kind gift!

Your 2018 PFD and Pick ~ Click ~ Give!

The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend application season is January 1st through March 31st each year. You may now apply for your 2018 PFD at When you apply, be sure to remember to Pick.Click.Give and make a donation to The Canvas at REACH.

If you make a non-anonymous contribution, you will automatically be entered into the “Double Your Dividend Sweepstakes”. On October 26, 2018, five (5) winners will be randomly drawn from all PFD applications that meet the sweepstakes eligibility requirements. Winners will be announced no later than November 5, 2018. This year, be sure to search for “The Canvas at REACH” (under ‘T’), make a donation, leave your name, and enter to double your dividend!

40th Anniversary Raffle

Tickets are $10 or 6 for $50

Three great prizes:

  1. Two Alaska Airlines tickets
  2. Canoe Paddle & Trek for two
  3. Whale Watching for two

Drawing is April 14 at our 40th Anniversary Celebration at Peratrovich Hall

Where to get tickets

End of Year Giving 2017

With your help, we will meet our goal to raise $5,000 by the end of December to fund in-home assistive technology. Thanks to new technology, individuals living with disabilities can safely participate in routine activities in their homes. These devices enhance independence and boost self-confidence for the people we serve.

You can make a difference. Your year-end gift to REACH helps remove barriers. Make your gift today!


REACH Shredding is now the only certified document destruction center in Juneau. The National Association for Information Destruction, NAID, sets the standards for the information destruction industry and verifies the qualifications of certified providers through a comprehensive scheduled and unannounced audit program. This rigorous process supports the needs of organizations by helping them meet numerous laws and regulations requiring protection of confidential customer information. NAID certification assures REACH Shredding customers that we adhere to the highest standards in destroying their paper documents, X-Ray film, and electronic data. Congratulations to our shredding team!


On November 28th, we held a #GivingTuesday campaign for the first time. We wish to thank everyone who made a gift and are happy to report that REACH met our match goals and then some! Thanks very much to the Skaggs Foundation for their $3,000 match! Thanks to them, we received over $7,500! A number of gifts were made in memory or in honor of an individual. We would like to recognize the following in whose name REACH received gifts:

  • Marianne Manning
  • Cindy Zackowitz
  • Richard Fagundes
  • Gene & Dorothy Sullivan
  • Mark Davis
  • REACH Adult Services
  • St. Leo’s Parish, Tacoma, WA

Though #GivingTuesday is wrapped up,  the fund raising efforts are not! REACH is about to kick-off our Year-End drive! Thirty-one percent of ALL annual giving happens in December, with the 30th and 31st the most popular days of the year to give. This is a great time to make an additional gift, a first-time gift, or begin a monthly pledge. A recurring gift of $15, $20, or whatever you can afford each month goes a long way to change lives.

As you prepare to make your end-of-year charitable gifts, please include REACH on your list of nonprofits that are worthy of your support. You’ll be doing a great thing for those who need our support.

Save the Date! Giving Tuesday

When we all pull together!

The Tuesday following Thanksgiving is Giving Tuesday, a global day of philanthropy. On November 28th, we come together to give back in ways that impact our communities in positive ways. With your support, REACH and the Canvas Art Studio & Gallery will continue to provide excellent programs and services to those living with disabilities. Serving children and adults in seven communities, REACH provides a broad scope of impact that removes barriers and brings inclusion to individuals who might otherwise lack opportunity. And, your gift to REACH of $100 or more will be matched 1-1 by the Skaggs Foundation. You can make a difference in the life of a child or adult with your Giving Tuesday gift to REACH!