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

Town of Madison Police Department Receives REACH BAGs!

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Town of  Madison Police Department Receives REACH BAGs

On May 25th, Executive Director, Curt Fuszard, and Program Coordinator, Patricia Sugden, delivered nine REACH BAGs to the Town of Madison Police Department. This was made possible due to funds raised at KEVA Sports Center‘s “A Day With Dad” Event in April.

At that event, funds raised went to REACH-A-Child™. KEVA, Zimbrick and Culvers of Middleton were huge partners in raising these funds. Each guest at ‘A Day with Dad’ had the option to make a donation at the event. Thanks to those generous people we received over $300 in cash donations.

We were pleased that Town of Madison Police was able to schedule a delivery fairly soon after the event. Nine REACH BAGs were delivered to Chief Scott Gregory. We were also able to have Josh Sullivan from Culvers in Middleton attend the delivery. These Officers will now be able to comfort and distract 180 children-in-crisis. Thank you Chief Gregory and our partners for all the support!

Chief Scott Gregory, Program Coordinator, Patricia Sugden and Josh Sullivan from Culver’s.