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Volunteers help Reach return to in-person service

It’s always a team effort at Reach Child and Youth Development Society.
Reach volunteers
Pictured left to right clockwise: Jan & Phyllis With, Donna Grant, Sue Richards, Karen Ostrom and Stella MacDonald.

It’s always a team effort at Reach Child and Youth Development Society.

Earlier in June, Reach Society president Phyllis With visited Ladner’s main office with husband Jan to deliver 36 jugs of hand sanitizer to prevent spread of COVID-19 during back to in-person program operations.

Last week, Reach social enterprise FINDS volunteers Karen Ostrom (who also serves on Reach Society board), Donna Grant, Sue Richards and Stella MacDonald were on site assembling and sorting PPE into individual bags for staff. More than 150 bags were prepared to keep staff and clients safe containing hand sanitizer, visors, masks and disposable gloves. 

Although FINDS Children’s Exchange thrift store remains closed at the moment, the hard work and dedication of its volunteers continues.

“Reach has always had a family centered approach to our programs and services,” said volunteer coordinator Jessica Baxter. “Our group of volunteers are no exception, they’ve come together as a family to help the children and youth we serve. Generous and always eager to help, I am consistently amazed by the work our volunteers accomplish and can’t wait to see what we can do in the future.”

Reach Child and Youth Development Society is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing services to children and their families since 1959. At Reach we believe in the potential of every child, and we know each child is unique. We work together with families to recognize each child’s strengths and develop their abilities. Reach currently provides programs and services to families in Delta, Surrey and Langley B.C.  Over 1,000 children and their families benefit from our services on an annual basis.

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