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Avalon Foundation in Toledo Area Parent!

Thank you to Toledo Area Parent News and writer Joy Hajjar for featuring us in the April edition of Toledo Parent! Jen and Deb were honored to be included and thoroughly enjoyed talking with Joy; it was an overall wonderful experience.  Thank you, Toledo Area Parent, for recognizing our special efforts, the hard work of…
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Avalon in a wheelchair at Christmas time

Getting to Know Avalon Budd, Founder of The Avalon Foundation

Avalon Budd’s personal struggle with HPP treatments provided impetus to found The Avalon Foundation of Toledo. Avalon (Avie) Budd has a rare genetic disease, Hypophosphatasia (HPP), that is characterized by the abnormal development of bones and teeth.  Avie, who is all too familiar with HPP, explains it in layman’s terms: “A person with hypophosphatasia doesn’t…
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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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