COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - Rauxa Direct, an innovative direct marketing agency headquartered in Orange County, Calif., today announced its participation in this year's U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program as part of the Rauxa Joy Ride initiative which enables and encourages employees to give of their time and talents to those in need. To date, the company has donated 200 red Razor® scooters to Toys for Tots in honor and on behalf of its clients.

"This is the season of giving. Through our Joy Ride commitment to Toys for Tots, we are sharing our own good fortune by giving to a wonderful and worthwhile organization," said Jill Gwaltney, CEO at Rauxa Direct. "Beyond this effort, I'm extremely proud of the charitable work we've done throughout the year -- both as a company and as individual employees. A giving spirit is not new at Rauxa and this attitude of helping has become part of our corporate culture."

As part of its Joy Ride program, Rauxa Direct selects worthy charities to support throughout the year, with a particular focus on programs to benefit local communities. In addition to serving these worthwhile organizations at a corporate level, Rauxa encourages its employees to take as many as two paid "volunteer days" to support the charity or charities of their choice.

"This year, more than ever, we've felt the need to reach out on a local level," added Gwaltney. "Each of our respective offices -- in Orange County, the Bay Area and New York City -- feels connected to the communities in which we work, and this is our effort to give back, showing gratitude for our continued growth and success."

Along with its Toys for Tots commitment, the company has made significant holiday donations to Mika Community Development Corp., an organization that encourages residents of Costa Mesa's low-income neighborhoods to take greater responsibility for their communities. Rauxa also supports Interval House which provides safe shelter and responsive services to abused women and children, Project Cuddle which provides pregnant women and teens viable alternatives to abandoning their infant, Children's Bureau which focuses on building and maintaining strong communities to support our children, and the American Red Cross which provides relief to disaster victims and emergency preparedness training.

Rauxa's San Francisco office participates in Project Open Hand, providing "meals with love" to people living with HIV/AIDS, the homebound and critically ill -- and to seniors in San Francisco and Alameda County. The company's Manhattan office supports NY Cares which mobilizes caring New Yorkers in volunteer service throughout the city, and Forestdale Foster Home which offers safe haven to foster children who are often victims of abuse and neglect.

About Rauxa Direct

Celebrating its tenth year in business, Rauxa Direct combines its expertise in Data Analytics, Direct Mail, Interactive, DRTV, Advertising, and Multicultural Marketing to construct highly effective, integrated cross-channel campaigns. Innovative and unique in its approach, Rauxa views direct marketing as a creative science that combines imaginative thinking with systematic analysis. Founded by a team of industry veterans, this woman-owned business with full Women and Minority Business Enterprise certification continues to grow, with four offices in the U.S. serving clients in a wide variety of categories. Visit Rauxa Direct on the Web at

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