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Avery in the Community

Avery in the Community

James Avery believes strongly in serving our community. With many store locations across multiple states, it’s important to us to help improve the communities where we live and work. Within each category below is a listing of a few of the organizations we have been pleased to support.

Arts & Culture

THE ATLANTA OPERA

“The Atlanta Opera’s mission is to present productions of the highest standards while fostering education about the art form and encouraging its growth with educational programs designed to fill the needs of the community.”

DISCOVERY PLACE, INC.

“We exist to ignite wonder as a preeminent science education center providing extraordinary experiences that engage people in the active exploration of science and nature.”

FORT WORTH OPERA

“To educate, entertain, and expand the horizons of current and future audiences and artists through variety and artistic integrity.”

LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM

“Louisiana Art & Science Museum seeks to enhance the understanding and appreciation of art and science for general audiences and students by presenting unique, educational and entertaining experiences that encourage discovery, inspire creativity, and foster the pursuit of knowledge.”

WITTE MUSEUM

“The Witte Museum promotes lifelong learning through innovative exhibitions, programs, and collections in natural history, science and South Texas heritage.”

Education & Development of Children

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

“To help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth.”

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS

“To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.”

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

“The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.”

The Environment

BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS

“Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens promotes public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens, and the environment and receives, raises and administers resources for these purposes.”

KEEP TEXAS BEAUTIFUL

“The mission of Keep Texas Beautiful is to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment. We focus our efforts in three major areas: litter prevention, beautification and waste reduction.”

RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER ASSOCIATION

“The mission of Riverside Nature Center is to develop public awareness and stewardship of the Texas Hill Country’s environment and natural resources through education, information, and example.”

Faith Based

ARROW CHILD & FAMILY MINISTRIES

“Arrow Child & Family Ministries is primarily involved in Christian foster care and adoption, and serves to advance the well being of children, families, communities, and culture by providing an array of services and engaging the local church to promote Christian responsibility and commitment to strengthen family life.”

CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S JOB CORPS

“The purpose of Christian Women’s Job Corps of Kerr County is to give women in need hope for their future by equipping them for life and employment, moving them from dependency to self sufficiency.”

SALVATION ARMY

“The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”

YOUNG LIFE

“Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. We accomplish our mission by: Praying for young people, going where kids are, building personal relationships with them, winning the right to be heard, providing experiences that are fun, adventurous and life-changing, sharing our lives and the Good News of Jesus Christ with adolescents, inviting them to personally respond to this Good News, loving them regardless of their response, nurturing kids so they might grow in their love for Christ and the knowledge of God’s Word and become people who can share their faith with others, helping young people develop the skills, assets and attitudes to reach their full God-given potential, encouraging kids to live connected to the Body of Christ by being an active member of a local congregation, and working with a team of like-minded individuals – volunteer leader, committee members, donors and staff.”

Healthcare & Relief

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

“The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.”

One of our designs was re-named, “The Sisterhood Ring”, in honor of a dear customer who unfortunately lost her battle with cancer. Read the full story.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

“The American Heart Association is dedicated to fighting our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers – heart disease and stroke. In addition to funding research that has led to such life-saving discoveries as CPR and bypass surgery, we work to provide education and tools to live healthier lives, advocate for better health, improve patient care and reach populations at risk.”

AMERICAN RED CROSS

“The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.”

HILL COUNTRY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

“Hill Country Memorial Hospital is dedicated to fulfilling and providing access to the preventive, restorative and palliative health care needs of the communities we serve.”

NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

“The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. Our mission includes increasing awareness through education, providing diagnostic breast care services for those in need, and providing nurturing support services.”

Learn about James Avery’s contribution to helping the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

PETERSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

“Peterson Regional Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit community hospital in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Newly opened in April 2008, Peterson anchors a 35-acre campus that includes an ambulatory care center complete with outpatient surgery, imaging, laboratory and rehabilitation services as well as a regional wound healing center. Our staff of more than 850 men and women work together for one common goal - the wellbeing of each patient at Peterson Regional Medical Center.”