The REACH Foundation and Connecticut Law Enforcement strengthen their community outreach, while helping families who need a little extra holiday cheer this season.

With the hardships and uncertainty, we all are experiencing this year, we plan to still continue spreading joy and happiness to Connecticut children this holiday season with our Shop With A Cop program. After months of planning and revising and revising again, the program will take place in a different form this year, but we plan to continue helping our communities in need. We ask everyone to understand that there were many challenges with this season to ensure the safety of all participants, so this year's Shop With A Cop has been decided upon with concern for the utmost safety for each participant. As much as we would love to have our normal Shop With A Cop event, we know that this year there is a greater force not allowing this to happen. We unanimously decided that this year we have to make a drastic change.

With that being said, Shop With A Cop 2020 will transform into a grant program for this year's holiday season. CONNECTICUT Police departments and social service agencies can apply for grants of $100.00 for CONNECTICUT families who they designate as in need. Applicants will be able to request for checks written directly to the department or the agency or $100.00 Target gift cards. The number of approved applications may be limited depending upon past participation and funds available.

Applications must be submitted by December 7th, 2020. To receive a grant application, please email Kim Gorman (kim@thereachfoundation.org) or Jane Finleon (jfinleon@thereachfoundation.org). Participants must work with a social worker, school, police department, or charitable organization. Grants will be picked up at designated locations or we can mail as well. The attached application will have to be submitted by the deadline so we can guarantee the grant prior to the Holiday.

We do ask that these grants are allocated to CT families who are in need this year. We know that with the pandemic, families are greatly impacted more than ever and we want to ensure this Program still is helping families who need that extra holiday cheer. We know that you see every day families in need, and we are asking for your help again this year to help us reach those families.

Our mission is critical now more than ever now. We ask you all to join us, “If in one life, make a difference”. We thank you for your understanding as we try to navigate our way through 2020!

Since 2013, The REACH Foundation has provided this experience to over 1,500 families throughout Connecticut.

Please click the "Sponsor A Child" Button to provide all those involved with a better holiday season!!

 

 

For more information or to get involved, contact info@thereachfoundation.org