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Holiday Fundraising Campaign
November 27, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Give the Gift of Inclusion – Nov 27 – Jan 1, 2019
WE NEED YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT
The REACH Give the Gift of Inclusion holiday fundraising campaign launches on #GivingTuesday, November 27. Over six Tuesdays, ending on New Year’s Day, REACH hopes to raise enough funds to support an additional twenty-five families in 2019. Families who face daily challenges finding inclusive recreation and camp opportunities for their children in their own communities.
Did you know?
- Each year, REACH places at least 550 children and youth into qualified partner programs across the province.
- REACH has serviced over 12,500 children and youth across Ontario.
- Over 3,700 full time summer counselling jobs have been created directly through our program
- We have 70 inclusive program sites offering day, overnight and community programming
- REACH has trained 45,000 year-round camp counsellors.
- We have provided $20,000,000 worth of respite days to families and caregivers of children with disabilities.
Who do we Help?
1 in 7 people in Ontario are diagnosed with a disability. That represents 1.85 million people, 200,000 of these are children and youth. It is clear that Ontario families need support, and REACH endeavours to continue to expand our ability to deliver quality programs and provide a consistent support system to families of children and youth with disabilities.
WILL YOU ANSWER OUR CALL FOR HELP?
How we Help?
REACH serves as a navigation and support system for participants and their families. For each of our applicants, we conduct a comprehensive family interview and full participant industry leading, in-take assessment. This ensures we have a complete and informed picture of each participant, allowing the team of REACH professionals to develop an appropriate and personalized support system.
Our system includes the full training of the participant’s 1:1 support counselor, the arrangement of accessible transportation if required, and the loan of special adaptive equipment (terra treks, harnesses, joggers, etc). It is this personalized approach that provides the child or youth with the tools and supports they need to participate and succeed in recreational programs in their own communities, regardless of their ability.
REACH additionally provides essential respite for families and caregivers. A startling 83% of surveyed families cite REACH as their ONLY significant form of annual family respite.
Please make a commitment to support us financially during the Give Gift of Inclusion Campaign.
REACH hopes to raise enough funds to support an additional twenty-five families of children with disabilities by providing inclusive recreational and sports programming in their own communities in 2019.