First Responder’s & REACH-A-Child™
Reach-A-Child’s Mission is to Collect and provide books and drawstring backpacks to help First Responders comfort children-in-crisis.
REACH partners with local First Responders (whether a police officer, a firefighter, EMT, Sheriff, or State Patrol) to supply each vehicle with a REACH BAG complete with Children’s books and drawstring backpacks which First Responders keep in their vehicles to use when they encounter children-in-crisis
Fire Chief Aaron Harris
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THERE IS NO COST TO YOUR DEPARTMENT
Each REACH BAG does cost $150.
However, REACH staff will assist you to find local community funding.
A REACH BAG includes a backpack to be kept in the first responder’s vehicle and the books, initially, each BAG contains 10 Children’s books and 10 drawstring bags. Ten more books and drawstring bags are provided later in the year for a total of 20 books and bags, per BAG per year.
REACH-A-CHILD recommends one REACH BAG for every Police/State Patrol/Sheriff/EMS vehicle, and one for each Fire Department apparatus that responds to the majority of calls.
Once your Department has expressed interest, REACH will provide assistance in finding the funding. If your department has funding and would like to help cover the cost of the program, simply contact REACH-A-CHILD.