TAF Blog

Kids caring for Kids!

PBE’s “Casual for a Cause”

Dressing down in the office benefits charity

13abc News Story on House for Hope

Lissa Guyton from 13abc News called! She wanted to know what the story is behind the House for Hope… so we invited her to come and tour the Perrysburg home-build in progress and interview the Gruber family. After all, it all began with these “kc4k” 14-year-old twin sisters and their Dad, Brian Gruber of Ridge…
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The Toledo Walleye Highlight TAF

The Avalon Foundation was featured as the non-profit of the night at the Toledo Walleye hockey game!

BGSU EMOD Students Choose TAF for Capstone Project

Some of The Avalon Foundation’s Board members met with the Executive Masters of Organization Development students at BGSU this past weekend for a meet & greet and initial discovery. Five students plus a field mentor spent Saturday afternoon exploring the story of TAF along with its inner workings and operations. These students will spend the…
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Northwest Ohio HR Association selects The Avalon Foundation as Thier Nonprofit for 2019

Our President, Deb Ayres, was invited to speak this morning to over 100 HR professionals introducing them to TAF. While our organization typically is represented by our kc4k kids; the meeting started at 8am on a school day so Deb filled in. “I never feel like I can have the deep impact the kids do…
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kc4k Sisters Start House for Hope!

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Hanson Inc. donates video project telling TAF’s story

After hearing Avalon’s story, Hanson Inc. team reached out and offered to donate a full project to help us tell our story. The experience was amazing! Hanson met with a team of 3 kc4k leaders spearheading the project. Amelia Kanjuparamben, Vice President, had the dream of getting TAF on the Ellen Show! The kids brainstormed,…
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As a parent, what would you do? You discover your child has are rare disorder called HPP (Hypophosphatasia). In order to gain normal abilities like walking, running and jumping, your child must submit to daily injections that are painful. So painful that each time they are injected, it immediately begins to burn under the skin…
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