Events


October


Saturday, October 7th- Children’s Festival
Come by and say hello to REACH at the 29th Annual Virginia Children’s Festival, where kids will have an opportunity to create a bookmark and have a blast! Festevents admission to the event is $5.00, but our REACH Imagination Station is free!

Wednesday, October 11th– Dining to Donate at Applebee’s on Little Creek
Enjoy at meal that is filling AND fulfilling! Dine at Applebee’s on E Little Creek & show your flyer– 20% of your bill be donate to REACH!

Saturday, October 21 – Wine Festival
Wine Festival (Sunday, October 21) — Volunteers needed to bartend with Festevents: Morning, Afternoon and Evening Shifts needed.  REACH partners with Festevents to bartend at Town Point Park for the Wine Festival. All tips go to support REACH programs.  Please contact REACH at 757-627-4722 or email volunteer@reachreads.org to sign up. Must be 21!! No experience needed.


November


Wednesday, November 1st- REACH’s first annual Holiday Card Contest!
Starting November 1st, REACH will launch it’s first ever annual holiday card contest and fundraiser.  The contest will run from Wednesday, Nov 1 to Sunday, Nov 12th with opportunities for submission and online voting starting at launch. Online voting will end on Wednesday, Nov 15th and the winner will be selected and announced on Thursday, November 16th. Winner will have have their artwork featured on REACH Inc. Holiday Greeting Cards which will be used as a fundraiser starting immediately after!  Artwork must come from children 17 and younger in Coastal Virginia and submitted no later than November 12th to be considered. Grand prize winner will be decided based on the organization and the total number of votes. Grand prize winner will have their artwork featured on the front of REACH’s Holiday card and win a $25.00 gift card to Toys-R-Us! Artwork should be submitted as a high-resolution jpeg, along with signed permission form/release from parent/guardian.  Proceeds of the Holiday gift card will 100% benefit REACH and their mission of supporting the literacy needs of homeless and at-risk children. Please, only one submission per child. Favor will be given to artwork that incorporates literacy and/or children’s book characters. Submit all questions, comments, and paperwork/artwork to jgoff@reachreads.org   CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL RULES 


Wednesday, November 1st- Barnes and Nobel Book Drive
Starting November 1st at the Jefferson Avenue (Newport News), Greenbrier (Chesapeake), and Lynnhaven (Va Beach) when you check out, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase an additional children’s book that will be directly donated to REACH! Last year, Barnes and Noble was able to supply our organization with over 3,000 books! This book drive goes until December 31st!

Saturday, November 4th – Charming Charlies Shop for a Cause!
Come shop at one (or both) of these Charming Charlies locations and mention REACH! A portion of every sale that day will be donated back to REACH! Click the links below to be taken to our FaceBook event!

Charming Charlies at MacArthur in Norfolk and Peninsula Town Center in Hampton!

Wednesday, November 8th- Board of Directors Meeting


Sunday, November 12th- REACH’s first Holiday Card Fundraiser!
Purchase REACH’s Holiday Card, designed by a child within Coastal Virginia! All proceeds from the sale will benefit REACH and it’s mission to support the literacy needs of homeless and at-risk children.

Tuesday, November 28th- Giving Tuesday Holiday Fundraiser Kick-off #GivingTuesday


December


Friday, December 1st- Barnes and Noble Book Drive
Starting November 1st at the Jefferson Avenue (Newport News), Greenbrier (Chesapeake), and Lynnhaven (Va Beach) when you check out, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase an additional children’s book that will be directly donated to REACH! Last year, Barnes and Noble was able to supply our organization with over 3,000 books! This book drive goes until December 31st!

Sunday, December 17th- Barnes and Noble Book Fair in Newport News
Come out to Barnes and Noble in Newport News from 12:00 to 6:00pm! REACH will be there gift wrapping for donations, as well as hosting Story Time in the children’s area at 3:00pm!  Be sure to mention REACH, and 20% of the in-store and online purchases (including our very own frappuccino) will be donated to REACH! Barnes and Noble is also allowing the book fair to continue for the following week on-line! If you are interested in helping us wrap gifts, please email Leslie Clarridge at lclarridge@reachreads.org