Mark Your Calendar

September 27: Teacher Prep Day, no school
October 7: Bingo Bash at the Junior League of Houston
October 30: Bike to the Beach
Let's Play Bingo!

We have a limited number of tickets left for the highly anticipated 2nd Annual Bingo Bash, happening October 7, 2021 at The Junior League of Houston!

The event will be hosted by local news anchor and journalist, Briana Conner of ABC13. The evening includes 7 rounds of Bingo for each guest and high-quality prizes throughout the evening. Guests will enjoy delicious food, drinks, wine pull, and a vibrant silent auction. Registration and happy hour begin at 5:30pm with the event beginning at 6:00pm. Guests are encouraged to dress according to a theme chosen by their table host. Premium sponsorship opportunities are available that provide exceptional exposure and acknowledgement leading up to, during, and after the event.

Because of support by companies and individuals in our community, we continue to improve the quality of life for those profoundly affected by autism within the Greater Houston area. Support a great cause and have fun while doing it at The 2nd Annual Bingo Bash!
Team Avondale House has Momentum!

Did you know that over $123,000 has been raised for Avondale House through the Run for a Reason Program since 2012? We want to cross the $150,000 mark this year!

We need walkers and runners to lace up their shoes and help raise much needed funds for the students and clients of Avondale House. It’s not too late to join the team by signing up to participate in the 5K, half marathon, and marathon scheduled for January 2022!

Perks for completing your fundraising commitment: 

  • Avondale House will cover the race registration fee -- you pay $0!
  • Avondale House branded canvas tote bag, running shirt, and more
  • Run for a Reason branded tech hat
  • Access to private pre-race restrooms
  • Access to post-race mini massages
  • Personal fan squad comprised of Avondale House residents on the race course
  • Plus additional incentives for going above the fundraising commitment!

  • Top fundraiser will receive a two-night stay at the Hilton Americas in Downtown Houston on race weekend….the starting line is just steps away!

  • Top 3 fundraisers will receive an H-E-B gift card

  • Fundraisers who raise $1,000+ will be special guests at the Avondale House Bingo Bash event in October 2022 
Art Around Town

Avondale House students' artwork was part of The KNOWautism Foundation's Pop Up Gallery in the River Oaks District.

Using recycled materials like used magazines and construction paper, the students of Avondale House have created a body of works that are now part of a series titled “Food Faces”. Inspired by the introduction and works of Giuseppe Arcimboldo students construct collage portraits from food imagery inspired by his work. This is a very simple, cut and glue, collage art project based on the composite heads done by the artist. The art program at Avondale House is led by Joseph Dixon.
Volunteer at Bingo Bash!

Bingo Bash – Thursday, October 7, 2021
Our annual Bingo Bash is coming up and we need your help! Volunteer tasks will include greeting our guests & assisting with check in, decorating and table set up, assisting and supporting event coordinator and event committee, collecting donations, and general set-up and break down. 
If you would like to join us on this fun night, please fill out our Bingo Bash Volunteer Form if you are interested in volunteering with us.
Put these other opportunities on your calendar!

Bike to the Beach – Saturday, October 30
  • 5:30am – 9:30am
  • Duties include: tent set up, manage water-station, tent break down

Houston Marathon – Sunday, January 16, 2022
  • 5:00am – 10:00am
  • Duties include: tent and swag set up, picture taking, and cheering on the team! Followed by tent break down and clean up.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Katie at
Team Member of the Month: Katie Bruchmiller
Katie Bruchmiller is our September Team Member of the Month. Katie is our Donor Relations Manager in the Development Department. She not only handles all of our data, but also makes sure we are delivering great customer service to donors. In addition, Katie manages the volunteer program for Avondale House. She is a great asset to our team and we appreciate all that Katie does to make Avondale House one of the best autism resources in greater Houston.  
Recent Donors
Avondale House wishes to thank and acknowledge these recent donors:

Allegiance Bank • Michio Abe • Sherry and Connard Barker Sarah Barlament
Terry Bell • Benihana • Elliott Bossin • Norma Bruns • Mary Weldon and Guy Buckley Carol and Cameron Burr • Lorna Calder • Twila Carter Elizabeth Chapman
Charles Clough • Lynne Cook • Donellen Cornelius • Cyrese & Company
Janet and Rick Dixon • Emily Doerfler • Craig and Donna Drachman • Kelly Duncan Ellen Ochoa and Coe Miles • Ann Turnbach and Steve Ullrich • Eugene's
Frances Fennie • Lynn Fields Fire Craft BBQ • Fuzzy's Tacos • Elizabeth Gillespie
D'Aria Green • Taylor Grimes • Jo Ann and Randy Grooms • Tracy Harris
Houston Ballet • Kerri Lynn Inglesby • Joseph Dixon Art • Lauri Kay • Margaret Kelly Linda Kennedy • Kingwood Garden Center • Susan Klein • Emily Krunic
Emily Elizabeth Leschber • Martha Leschber • Linda Ruff Productions • Amye Lockett Ragin’ Cajun • Melody McNabb • Kathleen McQueary • Kaitlyn and Nathan Merz Messina Hof Momentum Indoor Climbing • Paul Moore • Joycelyn Morris
Precious Morris • Renee Morris • Jane and Michael Murray • Muskin Enterprises National Signs • Oak Island Fishing Adventures • Panera Bread • Margaret Penoli
Joanna Perez • Alison and Cullen Powell • Laurie Rees • Semper Fi Brands
Vanita Sahasranaman • Indraneel Sarkar • Aimee Shirey • Pam Shorts • Jason Smith Cathy Sussman • SynanArt • Susan Tatum • Texas Hills Vineyard • Rosamaria Tosky
The Astros Foundation • Cristina and Steve Vetrano • Voodoo Donuts • Gail Vozzella Winstead PC • Michele and David Wiseley • BDO