PFD Thursday: Share the love with a tax deductible donation to REACH

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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!

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PFDs are coming!

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:

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Thank you for all your support!

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Annual Picnic Fun

REACH had our annual picnic for staff and the individuals we serve on Friday, August 18th at Sandy Beach. Happily, the weather gave us a break, and we were able to be outside for games and BBQ. REACH wishes to thank everyone who attended and all who brought a dish. A good time was had by all!



Moving On

Kelly Manning has resigned as director of The Canvas; her last day is Wednesday, July 19. Kelly has worked for REACH for almost 7 years, first as the Training Coordinator and then as The Canvas Director.

During her time at The Canvas, Kelly has done an outstanding job growing the program from a drop-in center to a professional arts program that showcases the abilities and talents of Juneau citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Canvas is well-regarded in the community because of her work. She has developed partnerships with a number of other entities; secured donations, grants and sponsorships for the program; and increased sales. We wish her all the best in her new ventures!

Adult Services Is Back in the Garden!

This is our 3rd season gardening with Adult Services. We started with three beds and got three more last year.  Adult Services Coordinator, Sabrina Cardinal, started the program and continues to lead it.  She starts plants from seeds under grow lights until they are ready to be transplanted. Sabrina’s husband and children help get the beds prepped and planted for our individuals to come and water, weed and harvest.  There is a schedule for individuals and their staff to take care of the garden. They also participate in 10 hours of community service during for the season.  The vegetables help to supplement produce costs for our families and staff, who love being able to get fresh produce. REACH has very dedicated staff and individuals that love to go out and be a part of this beautiful garden.

Summer at the Canvas

 “Re-claimed”, the June show at the Canvas, has been very well received.  It features the work of local artists Alex Botelho, Grace Corrigan, Glo Ramirez, and Tobie Weston.  Stop by the gallery and see this beautiful show through the end of June.

And, you still have time to sign up for great summer art classes.  Local and visiting artists are teaching a variety of  techniques including building ceramic birdhouses, portraits, pen and ink monster drawing, color mixing, and into to ceramics (with one of this month’s artists, Alex Botelho). Classes are open to the community for ages eight (8) and older.  Sign up by calling 586-1750, or visit us at