Family Care Coimbatore participated in a fundraising drive to generate income for a new Deaf Teachers' Training Center, and encouraged building contractors to construct rooms for the facility. Deaf Reach and its benefactors were honored with a special award ceremony hosted by Hyderabad’s Governor at the Governor's mansion, Raj Bhavan.
Family Care Coimbatore also assisted in the fundraising and public awareness campaigns for the various celebrations of the International Week of the Deaf.
Many local businesses are also willing to be involved. One such merchant, Mrs. Gaffar, is a beautician who owns two beauty parlors in Hyderabad. After being informed of the need for training and job placement of hearing-impaired individuals, Mrs. Gaffar agreed to give free training to any interested deaf girls. A number of young women have completed Gaffer’s one-year course, received their diplomas, and are using these skills as self-sufficient contributing members of the community.
Helen Keller's birthday was cause for a celebration organized by Deaf Reach and hosted at the Governor's Mansion in Hyderabad. To begin the program, Robin Bedolph, accompanied by a blind violinist, sang "Reach for the Sky," a song inspired by Keller about overcoming obstacles. Each year, the Annie Sullivan Awards are given to leading teachers of the blind and deaf, with special recognition given to those who contribute their time and talents to help the handicapped.