Mark Your Calendar

October 30: Bike to the Beach
November 8: Teacher prep day, no school
November 22-26: Fall Break for The School at Avondale House
November 25-26: Thanksgiving Holiday for Administrative Staff and Day Hab
Thank You for Playing Bingo!

Avondale House hosted the 2nd annual Bingo Bash on October 7th at the Junior League of Houston, hosting 228 guests who enjoyed exciting rounds of Bingo hosted by Briana Conner of ABC13.
The event raised just over $106,000 for the expansion of services at Avondale House. “There is an incredible demand for the autism services which we provide, and we have to do something to answer the call we get from every family in our community that needs us. We truly rely on our generous supporters to make our strategic vision come true, and the proceeds from this event gets us closer to our goals!” said Development Director, Michele Wiseley.
Special thanks to our co-chairs, Bryan and Suzanne Monk! They brought together a wonderful committee who gave heart and soul to host a wonderful 2nd annual event! 
Very special thanks to our awesome mission-moment speaker and Avondale House Mom, Tracy Johnson, who touched every heart in the room.
Avondale House is eternally grateful for the outpouring of support from our donors, sponsors, and volunteers that made this event so special. We'll see you next year!
Bike to the Beach with us!

There is still time to sign-up for Bike to the Beach happening on October 30, 2021!

Register today and ride 100, 50, or 25 miles for autism and disABILITIES!

This bike ride is for everyone. If you're not quite ready for a 100 mile ride but still want to participate, no worries! B2B offers both a 25 and 50 mile version so you can still be a part of the ride. What's the best part? You still get to meet up and ride to the finish line with the rest of the group! Follow the link below to ride with us on October 30th!
Capital One Makes a Difference at Avondale House

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Capital One, through the Capital One Impact Initiative. The initiative is focused on creating a world where everyone has an equal opportunity to prosper by advocating for an inclusive society, building thriving communities and creating financial tools that enrich lives. 

Avondale House has been awarded a $15,000 grant to support and expand the Employment Services Program. “We are thrilled that Capital One is partnering with us in our efforts to provide high-quality supported employment services to any individual in greater Houston area with a primary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Everyone desires and deserves to obtain meaningful employment, and Capital One acknowledges the necessity for workforce development programs within their funding pillars ”, said Avondale House CEO, Steve Vetrano. “We are incredibly grateful for their support and look forward to our partnership”, he said. 

The Employment Services program officially launched in August 2019 at Avondale House and is guided by the principle of informed choice. Client employment goals inform the services that are provided and are consistent with the client’s strengths, resources, interests, and capabilities. While the Covid-19 pandemic stalled initial program growth, Avondale House is now poised to double the clients we are able to provide services through the support of our generous partners like Capital One.  
Volunteer Opportunities

Please join us for the following volunteer opportunities and make a difference in your community!

Bike to the Beach
  • When: Saturday, Oct. 30
  • Time: 5:15am-7:00am
  • Where: 2 NRG Pkwy, Houston, TX 77054
  • Duties include: set-up, rider check-in, and break down.

Chevron Houston Marathon
  • When: Sunday, January 16, 2022
  • Time: 5:00am-10:00am
  • Where: Mile marker 6 in front of Goode Co. Taqueria
  • Duties include: tent and swag set up, picture taking, and cheering on the team! Followed by tent break down and clean up.

Alumni Stories Volunteer
  • Avondale House is seeking a volunteer to help contact former students and families to obtain alumni information to help tell the stories of the work we do every day at Avondale House. The marketing and development team will provide the questions, template, script, and guidance.
  • The volunteer should have great conversational skills, be willing to form relationships, be comfortable talking on the phone, and comfortable entering all data, stories, and information into an excel spreadsheet.
  • Opportunity can be in person or remote/virtual!
  • Volunteer must be over 18 years of age.

Email Katie for more info and to sign-up!
Team Member of the Month: Devona Bryant
Devona Bryant is Avondale's Team Member of the Month! Devona has been a part of the Avondale House team for more than 2 years working in the school. Devona has done a great job not only in her classroom, but also helping around the school in other areas. She always has a smile on her face and is eager to go above and beyond. Avondale House congratulates Devona on this award!
Recent Donors
Avondale House wishes to thank and acknowledge these recent donors:

Christopher Abundis • Le Foster and H.N. Ananthaswamy • Beth Antonius
Suzanne Armour • Sherry and Connard Barker • Teresa Barker
Sarah and Courtney Barlament • Amber Beard • John Belaya • Naomi Bermea
Beth Borski • Brightside Balloons • Nikki Browning • Susan and Tim Bruchmiller
Lucian Bukowski • Chuck Burkhardt • Kristina Butler • Capital One
Cecile Garraux and Fadi Chahine • James Coe • Fabian Conliffe • Briana Conner
Sandy Cook • Donellen Cornelius • Sharon and Joe Corso • Emily and George Craft
Thu Hang Dao-Jeanjean • Dena Davidson • Dawlett Dawlett • Ryan Deal
Deann and Sam Decker • Grace DeJong • Susie Distefano • Janet and Richard Dixon
Teresa Doyle • Donna and Craig Drachman • Deborah Dunkum • Nuray Elci
Nicole and David Elder • Ramsay Elder • Paola Espitia • Faith Aesthetics
Christina Forgetta • Lisa Freese • Susan Garczynski • Yolanda Garza • Patricia Gebhart Genesis Computer Solutions • Argo Georgandis Pyle • Amy Gonzalez • Taylor Grimes
Grace Grooms • Jo Ann Grooms • Twila Grooms • Robert Guercio
Jeanie and Andy Gunter • Monica Hampton • Amanda Hansen • Rebecca Harris
Pat and Jeff Herring • Greg Hill • Glenda Hollingsworth • Katrina Hudson
Rosalyn and Douglas Ingenthron • Kerri Lynn Inglesby • JCB • Tracy and Cody Johnson
Nene Kalu • Paramjit and Paul Kandola • Masanori Kasai • Joanne and Gary Katich
Carole Keeney Harrington • Patti Kelly • Lori and John Kelly • Kendra Scott
Danielle and Terry Kernell • Vanee Kesten • Katie and Austin Kreitz
Melissa and John LaCour • Joseph Larrow • Joshua Lasse • Julia Little • James Lord
Robert Lundberg • Jeremy Malone • Allison Marek • Lisa Matthews • Maura McCarthy
Stephen McCleery • Tatiana Mello • Nancy Melton • Melva Meronek • Barbara Metcalf Mary Kay Milks • Allison Mobley • Todd and Leslie Mogil • Taylor Monk
Suzanne and Bryan Monk • Travis Monk • Eduardo Moreno • Joycelyn Morris • Toni Oplt Jordana Paker and Ken Fatur • Lisa Paikowski and Keith McAuliffe
MaryJane and Chris Mudd • Jane and Michael Murray • Giuliana Nakashima
Ashley and Christian Nelly • Matthew Nicolay • Claire Nielsen • Beverly Noll
Prima Nwachukwu • Debra Padon • Ranjeet Patil • Susan Patterson •
Lisa and Michael Pearson • Margaret Penoli • Janet and Timothy Peters •
Caroline Petersen • Morgan Petersen • Cullen and Alison Powell
Meena and Jayant Ramakrishnan • Rea Rea J's • Red Dessert Dive • Kathy Reynolds
Faith Ricks • Michael Rohlfs • Jay Salitza • Crystal Samuel • Miguel Santes
Preston Sartelle • Julie Schinkel • Paige Scholler • Pam Shorts
Spec's Wines, Spirits, and Finer Foods • Libby and Zachary Strait • Vinitha Subramanian Jen and Britton Sudduth • Suzanne Tanner • Gary Taylor • Stephanie Tobola
Cristina and Steve Vetrano • Eduardo Villa • Gail Vozzella • Mary Lee and Jim Wallace
Sabrina Wallace • J. Kevin Wallace • Jeffery Walsh • Chris and Kelli Watson
Selena White • Debbie and Joel Williams • Claire Williams • Gregory and Janet Winebar Michele and David Wiseley • Alma Wofford • Kevin Wollin • Carol Wootton
Haiqing Wu • Philip and Jalene Wuthrich • Veronica Yepez • Millen Zemo