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

Join us at An Evening in Red & Blue

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Be prepared to transform into an elegant environment as we welcome you to An Evening in Red & Blue, our third annual gala. This amazing venue is also known as Fitchburg Fire Station #2. This magical event would not be possible without the heartfelt generosity of our presenting sponsor, MassMutual Wisconsin.

The theme of our gala this year is “The Power of a Book”. Our mission of providing children’s books to first responders is a function of the transformative impact of reading — it both comforts and distracts. Thank you for helping us help others through your sponsorship, donations, attendance and volunteer work. We are grateful for all the ways you contribute to REACH-A-Child.

We hope you’ll  join us as we strive to raise funds for our REACH bag program. All tickets include hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, beer, wine and more. 

Purchase your tickets online at: https://bit.ly/2nZrZm5.

Departments partnering with REACH-A-Child

  • Adams County Sheriff    (12)
  • Appleton Police, Fire, and EMS (70)
  • Argyle Police, Fire, and EMS    (4)
  • Baraboo Police, Fire, and EMS   (25)
  • Belleville Police and EMS   (3)
  • Brown County Sheriff  (9)
  • Cambridge Fire & EMS (8)
  • Children’s Advocacy Center-Eau Claire   (7)
  • Columbia County Sheriff  (20)
  • Cross Plains Police  (3)
  • Cuba City Police  (4)
  • Dane County Sheriff  (30)
  • Deforest Police, Fire, and EMS  (9)
  • Fall River Police  (2)
  • Fitchburg Police and Fire   (20)
  • Fitch-Rona EMS   (5)
  • Green Bay Police (30)
  • Green County EMS  (6)
  • Janesville Police, Fire, and EMS    (37)
  • Keewaunee County Sheriff   (20)
  • Kilbourn Fire and EMS  (7)
  • Lafayette County Sheriff   (24)
  • Lake Delton Police and Fire  (2) (Partial)
  • Lake Mills Police, Fire & EMS (14)
  • Little Chute Fire  (3)
  • Lodi Police Department  (4)
  • Madison Police and Fire  (111)
  • Marquette County Sheriff  (16)
  • Mauston EMS  (3)
  • Marshfield Fire and EMS (4)
  • McFarland Police, Fire, and EMS   (12)
  • Mequon Police  (13)
  • Middleton Police, Fire, and EMS (21)
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff  (125)
  • Milwaukee Police   (1) (Partial)
  • Milton Fire (3)
  • Monroe Police and Fire  (16)
  • Monticello Police and Fire (10)
  • Mount Horeb Fire  (1)  (Partial)
  • New Glarus Police, Fire, and EMS (12)
  • Nunda Fire (5)
  • Oregon Fire and EMS   (5)
  • Oshkosh Police and Fire  (34)
  • Osseo Police  (2)
  • Platteville Police  (6)
  • Prairie Du Sac Fire  (1)
  • Poynette Police  (6)

*All REACH BAGs comfort 20 children-in-crisis.

  • Richland Center Police (4)
  • Rio Police Department  (2)
  • Riverside Fire   (6)
  • Ryan Brothers Ambulance  (2)
  • Sauk City Fire  (6)
  • Sauk County Sheriff  (25)
  • Sauk Prairie Police  (5)
  • Slinger Police  (6)
  • Shorewood Hills Police  (3)
  • Southwest Health Center EMS  (3)
  • Sun Prairie Police, Fire, and EMS  (24)
  • Town of Madison Police  (9)
  • Town of Sheboygan Fire (8)
  • Trempealeau County Sheriff  (24)
  • UW Madison Police Department  (20)
  • Verona Police  (10)
  • Village of Howard Police and Fire (14)
  • Waukesha Police (4)    (Partial)
  • Waunakee Police, Fire, and EMS  (28)
  • Winnebago County Sheriff  (24)
  • Wisconsin Dells Police  (6)
  • Wisconsin State Patrol – All Regions  (408)