Commercial real estate group names new charity to receive three-year gift
(Milwaukee, WI) – The Real Estate Alliance for Charity (REACH) has named Playworks Wisconsin the 2016 Charitable Giving recipient. Playworks Wisconsin will receive $37,500, or $12,500 each year for three years. Playworks was selected from 38 applicants who each demonstrated financial need and specific programming requests that benefit children in need.
“We were impressed with Playworks’ mission and their focus on how they will leverage the REACH gift,” said Laurie Vega, REACH President. “Playworks leadership has demonstrated that they can do a lot with very little,” she added. “Playworks will deliver results to local children that will impact them both in and out of the schools, which was key in our decision.”
“This gift allows Playworks Wisconsin to bring our programming to two additional schools that are part of our TeamUp model,” said Deborah Lukovich, Playworks Wisconsin Executive Director. This year, Playworks Wisconsin serves over 9,000 students in 20 low-income schools.
The mission of Playworks is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for safe, meaningful play. These positive experiences on the playground follow children back into the classroom, their homes and community. The program results in decreased disciplinary issues and increased student engagement and academic performance.
REACH is the primary charitable organization for the commercial real estate industry in Greater Milwaukee and is a non-profit organization that raises funds through interactive and engaging networking activities. Since 1998, financial contributions from REACH Charitable Funds have been directed to various Milwaukee organizations that focus on making our community a healthier, more vital place to live. Since its inception, REACH donations have totaled more than $600,000 to more than 30 children’s charities. In 2016, charities receiving funding include: Our Next Generation, Safe Babies Healthy Families and Playworks Wisconsin.
For more information on REACH visit our website www.reach-wi.org or call CARW at (414) 271-2021.