Give the Gift of "Family"

Dear Friend,

Most of us look forward to the holiday season as a time of good tidings and great cheer, of families reconnecting, for laughter and sharing. 

But for some, this time of year can be lonely. 

Rauch’s programs serve 1,000 children and adults with disabilities each year. And the fact is, some of those people have no one to count on but us. Their family may live far away, they may have become estranged, or perhaps they are simply the only ones left. 

Our programs serve people like David, who has received Rauch services for over 30 years. Although he doesn't see his relatives often, he’s far from lonely. He has a whole host of people around him who love him and feel truly privileged to fill that void. 

David lives with two roommates who feel like family in a beautiful new home at Rauch’s Hawthorn Glen housing development. He has staff who care for him deeply, and he has dozens of friends at his job at Rauch Industries. We listen to and encourage him. We cherish the opportunity to celebrate milestones, like his 59th birthday earlier this year. We make sure he realizes dreams, like the vacation he recently enjoyed in Gatlinburg. 

And we’ll ensure that Christmas morning is no disappointment, either. 

Your support provides Rauch the honor of serving as David’s “family”, and helps us meet the needs of others who depend on our care every day. Please donate online today


You can also mail a contribution to 845 Park Place, New Albany, IN 47150 (note "holiday 2013" in the memo). Your contributions help us continue these vital programs and services for the many people like David in your local community.

With Warmest Holiday Wishes,

Bettye Dunham


Bettye Dunham, Chief Executive Officer, and all your friends at Rauch, Inc.

P.S. -  David will soon welcome 12 new neighbors at Rauch’s housing development. Join us for a tour & reception December 17 from 3-6:30 p.m. Click for more info or call Lindsey at 812-981-4411 to learn more or RSVP.

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Teressa Jackson

I am a lifelong resident of New Albany. I am fortunate to also work in this community as the Director of Development of Rauch, Inc. Rauch, a not-for-profit organization, has helped create a community where everyone belongs for people with disabilities for 60 years. Through this role, I help promote the agency to the general public, creating awareness of our contributions to those in need and support in the form of others' time, talent and treasure.