The REACH Foundation

The REACH Foundation is a 501.c.3 nonprofit organization founded by Mark and Wendy Wilson in 2000 to help children in need - physically, socially, and financially. The REACH Foundation was originally established to financially aid educational scholarships, continued education and training for educators, unique and beneficial educational programs, and programs that encourage social and responsibility in and out of the classroom.

The focus of REACH has expanded to include children with physical, social and financial issues. The primary mission of The REACH Foundation is to reach out to advocate and help children in need and to provide programs to improve their environment. The Foundation’s mission is simple,

“If in only one life, make a difference.” ®

Do You Care?


We hope this message finds you and your families well. In this trying time, we want to let you know that we’re here for you. You are part of our community, and we are in this together.  

This year's Shop With A Cop program will take place in a different form this year, with concern for the utmost safety for each participant.

Shop With A Cop 2020 will transform into a grant program for this year's holiday season. Police departments and social service agencies can apply for grants of $100.00 for families who they designate as in need.

Learn More about the Shop With A Cop Grant Program

We would like to thank our loyal participants, schools and Social Service agencies, and the CT State and Local Police Departments, who not only continuously support Shop With A Cop, but continue to serve and protect our communities. We see you, we appreciate you, and we thank you!