Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s Ungala 2021 fundraising virtual auction raised an incredible $56,100 for children with developmental needs in Delta, Surrey and Langley.
The auction ran from Oct. 2 to 18 and the generous auction prizes were donated by local businesses and individuals in the community. Prizes included travel experiences, epicurean adventures, gift baskets, golf, spa treatments and assorted gift cards. Successful bidders began picking their winnings from the Reach Child Development Centre in Ladner on Oct. 19.
When the in-person Reach for the Stars gala was postponed due to COVID-19, presenting sponsors Ocean Trailer, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority; gold sponsors Beedie, Westshore Terminals; bronze sponsors Tsawwassen Shuttle, BA Blacktop and Ceres Terminals Canada generously converted their sponsorships to donations to support the Ungala 2021 fundraiser.
“Reach donors, guests, and sponsors rallied around us as we pivoted from an in-person event to virtual auction due to the pandemic and the amazing success of the auction clearly reflects the tremendous generosity of spirit that resides within the communities we serve,” said Reach development manager Kristin Bibbs. “The new gala date is June 4, 2022, and we very much look forward to seeing everyone in-person then.”
The Reach fundraising raffle to win a getaway to the Vancouver Island Kingfisher Resort and a 50/50 raffle at https://reachsociety.rafflenexus.com/ will continue until Dec. 2.