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Reach Child and Youth Development Society was grateful to recently receive a $25,000 grant from the First West Foundation – Envision Financial Community Endowment towards their Building for Children Together Capital Campaign. Added to another donation of $25,000 in 2012, as well as $2,000 from First West employees in 2014, this makes a $52,000 total contribution to Reach. “Envision and its employees have offered a myriad of support and volunteering over the years to take us closer to its ultimate goal of helping more kids,” states Renie D’Aquila, Executive Director, Reach Society.

The purpose of First West Foundation is to support initiatives that help create resourceful and resilient communities. The Envision Financial Community Endowment funding focus is on programs supporting vulnerable populations. Reach Society’s slogan is “Believing in Potential” and helps to transform possibilities into reality for children with special needs and their families. The relationship between First West and Reach is very much built on a foundation of shared values and purpose.

Photo L:R (with cheque) Barbara Wallick, Reach Foundation chair, Peter Podovinikoff, First West Foundation Chair, Renie D’Aquila, Reach executive director, Geoffrey Willers, Envision manager (Ladner), Courtney Roth, Envision branch manager (Tsawwassen )