Thanks to fundraising campaigns and the donors and sponsors who take part in them, Reach Child and Youth Development Society is better able to serve vulnerable populations in Delta, Surrey and Langley.
Recently, this support helped fund mental health supports during COVID-19, emergency fund for families who are faced with catastrophic loss and community outreach to Punjabi speaking parents of neurodiverse children.
The ninth annual Reach for the Stars Gala: Wings of Change fundraiser was planned in person for Oct. 2 to support Reach programs, but in the wake of extended COVID-19 safety protocols, the live Reach gala has been postponed until June 4, 2022. However, Reach is proud to announce a safely virtual, inaugural Un-gala 2021 fundraising event featuring the silent auction prizes that dedicated volunteers Linda Edwards, Christine Sutherland and Khya Fellingham have been gathering for months.
These generous auction prizes donated by the community will be offered at www.reachsocietyauction.com from Oct. 2 to 18. Prizes include travel experiences, epicurean adventures, gift baskets, golf, pilates, artwork, spa treatments, assorted gift cards and a raffle to win a getaway to the luxurious Kingfisher Resort as well as the ever popular 50/50 raffle.
In a stunning show of generosity and understanding, live event Presenting Sponsor Ocean Trailer, Gold sponsor Beedie and Bronze sponsors Tsawwassen Shuttle, BA Blacktop and Ceres Terminals Canada converted their support to donations for the Un-Gala virtual auction 2021.
“We are so grateful for the tremendous, unwavering support of our donors as we pivot to a virtual auction in light of the postponement of our gala,” said Reach development manager Kristin Bibbs. “Their desire to ensure we continue to raise funds to serve our children and families throughout the pandemic is demonstrative of the generosity of spirit, kindness and compassion that make our communities so special.”