Reach’s Gift of Speech given boost on Giving Tuesday

Local moms Ashli Owen and Kendall Ayres got together with friends on Giving Tuesday at Ladner’s Landing and gave back to their charity of choice in a big way.

Reach Child and Youth Development Society was the fortunate recipient of $1,250 from the generous group.

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Giving Tuesday is an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the holiday season created in 2013. It takes place immediately following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Reach launched Gift of Speech 2018: In Honour of Haris on Giving Tuesday. The initiative helps children with complex needs receive early intervention speech therapy when it makes the greatest impact. 

“Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support Reach on Giving Tuesday and those who donated online,” said Owen, Giving Tuesday fundraiser organizer. “We are more than happy to contribute to such an amazing organization and to help kick off their Gift of Speech holiday campaign.”

Ayres is Haris’s mom and she agreed to let him be the Gift of Speech’s little spokesperson for a second time this year.

To learn more about Haris and the Reach holiday appeal visit:




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