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.”

– Colonel  Charles Teasdale

Recent News

REACH-A-Child Delivers REACH Bags to Multiple Departments


On April 23rd, Executive Director Curt Fuszard delivered REACH BAGS to the Richland County Sheriff Department, Boscobel Police Department, Spring Green Police Department, and Reedsburg Police Department. 

This large of a delivery would not have been possible without the generous sponsorship of Schreiber Foods! Thank you to their team for not only sponsoring these bags, but organizing books and preparing the bags as well. We are so grateful for their partnership. 

Departments partnering with REACH-A-Child