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

A ‘Thank-You’ Note to Our Sponsors


A ‘Thank-You’ Note to Our Sponsors


Our 4th Annual Putt-Putt ‘Fore’ Kids is looking to be another great success, and we just couldn’t help ourselves and say ‘thank-you’ once again to all of the great organizations that made this event possible with their support and generosity!

We’d like to highlight our amazing presenting sponsor, AAA of Wisconsin, for constantly helping make our mission here at REACH-A-Child possible. Thank you also to our awesome hole sponsors that have stepped up to make sure there is fun to be had for everyone.

We’re so excited to be able to bring this fun and family-friendly event for the community back to Vitense Golfland, and we hope we see you there TOMORROW at Noon. Registration begins at 11am, and we still have room for a few more teams. Don’t miss out!!



Departments partnering with REACH-A-Child