Mark Your Calendar!

November 29 - December 9 - Chevron RFAR Charity Challenge

December 19 - January 2 - Holiday Break - No School

January 14 and 15, 2023 - Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend 

April 14, 2023 - Hear Our Voices, The Embracing Autism Evening

Chevron RFAR Charity Challenge

Yesterday kicked-off the year-end season of giving AND the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason 10-day Charity Challenge! With your help, we could win an additional $25,000 from Chevron Corporation for THE FIRST TIME EVER!

We are competing to win in the category of “Highest Number of Donations Made by Unique Individual Donors” OR “Most Money Raised by an Individual Charity During the Contest Period”. Would you consider a year-end meaningful donation to Avondale House in support of this challenge?

Your donation will directly help Avondale House expand their programs and services to impact more individuals with autism. Every dollar counts, and no donation is too small! We are so grateful for your support.

Donate Today and Help Us Win!

Individuals who contribute $1,000+ will be mailed a one-of-kind, hand-painted holiday ornament designed by a student or program participant of Avondale House. We hope you enjoy this special token of our appreciation!

'Tis the Season!

This holiday season, "adopt" a Avondale House resident!

We need generous individuals or families to make our residents' holiday wishes come true! We will pair you with a resident and provide you with their holiday wish list.

For more information or to sign up, please email Emma at

Hear Our Voices, The Embracing Autism Evening

Don't forget to save the date! Hear our Voices will be taking place on Friday, April 14, 2023. Chaired by Ashley and Christian Nelly and Emily and Allen Capps, this is an event you won't want to miss!

In Remembrance of: Sherrial Lowe

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of beloved Avondale House team member and friend, Sherrial Lowe. Sherrial passed away on Sunday, October 30. Sherrial began working for Avondale House in 1988 and was a wonderful friend and colleague to many. Sherrial dedicated 34 years to her work at Avondale House, always showing love and kindness to our residents. She will be deeply missed.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with her family HERE.

Team Member of the Month: Kara Smith, RN

Kara is Avondale's November Team Member of the Month!

Kara joined Avondale House in February as the Registered Nurse. Kara's coworkers say that she "is always caring and patient with our program participants and with their parents. She has a very loving heart for our program participants and is always willing to go above and beyond."

We are so grateful for her hard work and heart for caring for our Avondale House family. Congratulations!

Avondale House wishes to thank and acknowledge these recent donors:

Bike to the Beach • Nancy and Greg Bowers • Doyle Carter • Susie Distefano • Richard Dixon • Ramsay Elder • Howard Fleit • Thomas Friend • Taylor Grimes • Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation • Gary and Joanne Katich • Alexander Kromsov • James Kazmierczak • Ida Marie and Dave Lewis • Penelope Louis • Brian Maratea • Annette Maresh • Raymond Mauro, Jr • Martha Mayo • Joycelyn and Bill Morris • Michael Murray • Mynette Murtagh Randall • Nancy and Vito Nardelli • Joanne O'Connell • Sean O'Connell • Margaret Penoli • Jackie Prince • Shell Oil Company Foundation • Thomas Smith • Henry Sostman • Bob Stanton • Gary Taylor • Sarah Trevino • Rhonda Triana • Daniel Tucker • Janet Ullrich • Barbara Veazey • Bubba Vincent • Gail Vozzella

Donors listed from 10/19/2022 to 11/29/2022.

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