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REACH Names Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement as 2018 Charitable Giving Recipient

Commercial real estate group names new charity to receive three-year gift

By - Jan 26th, 2018 03:49 pm

The Real Estate Alliance for Charity (REACH) has selected Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement (ABLE) as the 2018 Charitable Giving recipient. On January 11th at the IREM Forecast event, ABLE was presented a check for $37,500, a gift of $12,500 each year for three years. ABLE was selected from 22 applicants who each demonstrated financial need and specific programming requests benefiting Southeastern Wisconsin children in need. “We were captivated with ABLE’s mission and their focus on how they will leverage the REACH gift,” said Tony Colvin, REACH’s 2017 President. “ABLE’s leadership has demonstrated that they can do a lot with very little,” he added. “ABLE will continue to deliver results to people with print disabilities that will impact them in their schooling and daily lives, which was key in our decision. We look forward to helping ABLE expand their platform.”

“As Executive Director of ABLE and a life-long recipient of ABLE’s services, I am honored and so privileged to receive this three-year gift from REACH. Your commitment in helping us carry ABLE’s mission forward for equal access to the printed word will make a significant difference in the education of blind and visually impaired youth locally and beyond,” said Cheryl Orgas, Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement Executive Director.

The mission of Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement is to provide alternative ways for people with print disabilities to read. ABLE provides high quality audio, digital and braille transcriptions of a broad range of printed materials, including school textbooks, adult and children’s library books, magazines, professional job-related materials, tax forms, medical handouts, crucial health-related materials, restaurant menus and even wedding programs.

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 2018, charities receiving funding include: Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement, College Possible and Playworks Wisconsin.

For more information on REACH visit our website www.reach-wi.org or call (414) 491-1186

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