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“Helping First Responders Comfort Children-In-Crisis”

Vision Statement

“The first response is a book to comfort a child-in-crisis” Is REACH-A-Child’s vision. Whether the children are in an automobile accident, victims of domestic disturbance or temporarily homeless, REACH-A-Child wants to help First Responders engage these children in a positive way through the power of a book.

“Due to the nature of our work, Wisconsin State Troopers are regularly tasked with assisting victims through extremely difficult situations. Often times, those victims include children. The REACH-A-Child initiative provides a valuable tool to help children during times of crisis. Providing a book and a backpack to a child in crisis diverts their attention from the tragic situation and allows the Trooper to comfort them. The mission of the Wisconsin State Patrol is to promote highway safety and enhance the quality of life for all Wisconsin citizens and visitors by providing and supporting professional, competent and compassionate law enforcement services. The REACH-A-Child organization provides a beneficial tool that allows us to accomplish our mission.”

– Captain Charles Teasdale (Wisconsin State Patrol – Southwest Region)

Recent News

“A Day with Dad” Event at KEVA Sports Center


On Friday April 22nd, we attended “A Day with Dad” at KEVA Sports Center. They partnered with us for this event to help bring awareness to REACH-A-Child™. Attendees were encouraged to bring new and/or gently used books to donate for our REACH BAGs, we were also accepting cash donations there (KEVA matched what we brought in). We walked away with a few bags full of books and raised over $250 for REACH-A-Child! We were also very lucky to have a few first responders come and show their support of REACH and interact with the kids. Sergeant Banuelos from University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department, bring his K9 Maya to interact with the children as well as answer questions. We then had Deputy Sheriff Gagner & Deputy Bennett from Dane County Sheriff’s Department come and enjoy some of the activities as well as interact with the children. Lastly, we had Officer Corcoran from the Madison Police Department along with her K9 Slim to come and entertain the children. They really enjoyed throwing the ball for Slim and seeing him retrieve it bag to them. We had a great time at the event and are very thankful for the books and monetary donations that were given!

Sergeant Banuelos (Center) with K9 Officer Maya, Deputy Bennett (Left) and Deputy Sheriff Gagner (Right).

Sergeant Banuelos (Center) with K9 Officer Maya, Deputy Bennett (Left) and Deputy Sheriff Gagner (Right).

Officer Corcoran hanging out with K9 Officer Slim.

Officer Corcoran hanging out with K9 Officer Slim.


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8030 Excelsior Drive #307

Madison, WI 53717

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6907 University Ave #211
Middleton, WI 53562


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