Welcome to REACH-A-Child™

“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

Recent News

4th Annual “Kickin’ It For Kids” Charity Kickball Event


Kickin’ It For Kids Charity Kickball Event 2017

On August 19th, we held our annual kickball event at McGaw Park in Fitchburg. During this tournament, local businesses played in a double elimination tournament. We also had all sorts of fun kids activities, concessions, mascots, first responder vehicles and even a Kids Vs. First Responder Kickball Game.

Special thank you to the following teams for competing in the tournament:
ITP – Information Technology Professionals
Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes
Wisconsin Distributors
General Beverage
Green Clock Films
Park Bank
Automation Components Inc
and all those who played on the draft team.

We’d also like to thank the following sponsors:
AAA Wisconsin – Presenting Sponsor
AT&T – Food Sponsor
Don Miller Subaru East – Field Sponsor
Fire Fighters Local 311 – Bounce House Sponsor

Thank you to the following vendors who were at the event:
Norwex and XS Energy Drink

Thank you to Schuster’s Farm for providing candy and the candy shoot for the kids in attendance. Thank you to Fun Time Bounces for providing bounce houses at the event; they were a big success.

Thank you to the mascots who were able to make it to the event:
Madison Capitols
Chick-fil-A West Towne
Madison Mallards
Sun Prairie Public Library

Thank you to the following First Responder departments:
UW Med Flight
Fitchburg Fire Department
Fitch-Rona EMS
Fitchburg Police Department
Friends of Madison Mounted Horse Patrol
Wisconsin State Patrol
DeForest Police Department
Madison Police Department
Community Around the Children’s Hospital- CATCH

Thank you also to Metro Market for donating all the concession items for the event as well as to Wisconsin Distributors for providing multiple items needed for a successful event. Thank you to AT&T for providing the HUB Spot for our event.

Lastly, but not least. Thank you to all the volunteers. Our event wouldn’t be a success if it wasn’t for you all. Thank you for your hard work, long hours and dedication.

Huge shout-out to Crimson Sun Studios who took photos of the event. View all pictures HERE!

Hope to see you all next year!