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Dear <<First Name>>

On behalf of TRACTION and the young people we help, I want to share my heartfelt thanks for your support through the Chain Reaction Challenge Foundation since TRACTION became a major charity partner in 2021.

I can’t tell you how much we value the generosity, encouragement and support of the Chain Reaction community. It inspires and enables us to reach more young people through our hands-on learning and mentoring programs.

It also gives us the capacity to invest in our infrastructure and expand our reach to give more young people access to TRACTION who may otherwise miss out.

Thanks to your support over the last 18 months, we’ve been able to:

  • Fitout our new Yeerongpilly workshop space enabling us to reach more young people by having a permanent presence on Brisbane’s southside,

  • Expand our community outreach and mobile workshops with three additional vehicles for mentors and regional coordinators to get around, as well as a minibus to help young people access our workshops, and

  • Rollout our online program evaluation system with dedicated laptops and iPads now available at our workshops to help measure our results and capture the impact TRACTION has on young people.

And with special thanks to the Chain Reaction Women Riders, we are now:

  • Running a campaign to increase girls’ participation in our programs, and

  • Looking to potentially establish a permanent presence in the Ipswich region to support young people in the area who are disengaged and have challenges well beyond the Queensland average.

Looking to the future, we’re excited about a number of opportunities we have now, thanks to the support of the Chain Reaction community, including:

  • Establishing a new workshop space in the Upper Gold Coast/Logan area and the Scenic Rim to support more young people,

  • Upgrading our Alexandra Hills workshop to further enhance our presence in the Redlands, and

  • Piloting a program in the Moreton Bay region for young people who would particularly benefit from TRACTION programs, similar to those in and around Ipswich.

We’ll keep you updated on our progress and you can stay up to date with all things TRACTION by following us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

Please feel free to forward this email to your teams since I know the Chain Reaction community is so far reaching - and give our thanks to your supporters, donors and sponsors who all contributed so generously.

On behalf of the entire TRACTION team, THANK YOU !

Sandy Murdoch
Founder and CEO
TRACTION for Young People