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.
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!
Our team is dedicated to finding assistive technology in order to not only use when staff are not present but to optimize the services being provided. We are always looking for ways to strengthen our individuals independence. Assistive technology allows for the individual to be in control of their life. Some of the technology being used are voice prompts to remind of daily tasks, smoke alarms that alert the family and team of the individual in case of an emergency, appliance sensors in order to remind the individual to turn off the stove or other appliances, and home security such as video surveillance. Our REACH team will assist our families in customizing and installing technology to suit the needs of our individuals. We are always looking for ways to improve the lives of the people we serve.
REACH has a Fred Meyer reward account that allows us to earn funds for the agency when employees, our families, and friends shop. Our account number is 94814. When you link that number to your Fred Meyer account we can raise additional funds for the programs REACH provides. You will still earn your rewards and earn rewards for REACH at the same time. Everybody wins!
Raise money for REACH every time you shop at Fred Meyer!
To hire a REACH individual
For shredding and custodial services
Dan Elstad, Vocational Employment Director
796-7245 or 586-8228
This year’s PFD will be distributed on October 5th to Alaskans who elected direct deposit! Share the love this year with a tax deductible donation to REACH.
Your contribution will support the wide variety of services REACH provides to people living with developmental and intellectual disabilities. These services include:
- Infant Learning
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder testing (FASD)
- The Canvas Arts
- Supported Employment
- and more.
Our newest program is Environmental Assistive Technology which allows individuals with disabilities more freedom to enjoy the privacy and pleasure of safely having their own home or apartment.
Thanks to the generosity of Alaskans like you, REACH has been providing critical services to Alaskans for nearly 40 years in seven southeast communities!
Let’s keep the momentum going. Make your donation today by clicking Contribute to REACH. Thank you for your support!
Alaska residents who filed for their 2017 Permanent Fund Distribution will see this year’s dividend hit their bank accounts on October 5th! As we move into the fourth quarter of the year, it’s good to remember that there is real power in numbers. The greater number of donations REACH receives annually, the better we can provide for the individuals we serve. In these uncertain times, the support of families and friends goes a long way in REACH’s ability to keep our programs at the forefront of services to people living with developmental and intellectual disabilities. As you make your year-end contributions, please put REACH on your list.
Here’s a link to our donation page:
Thank you for all your support!
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