Avocet’s heart can be seen in the work we do for:
Arc Thrift Stores: Arc Thrift Stores operates 24 thrift stores and 15 “donation stations” throughout Colorado. Store operations provide funding to arc Chapters, which in turn provide advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Arc Thrift Stores is one of the largest employers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the state of Colorado. Avocet has worked with arc Thrift Stores since 2007 implementing integrated marketing programs that have helped boost sales, drive customer count, and position the brand in the region as a community advocate and retail destination.
Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association: The mission of Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association is to assure inclusion and enhance independence of people with Down syndrome. RMDSA provides education, resources, and support in partnership with individuals, families, professionals, doctors and nurses, and the community as a whole. Lori Jones sits on RMDSA’s board and the agency has been integral in help to position the organization with its key constituents and with the Colorado community. Avocet created RMDSA’s brochures for their corporate and medical audiences, as well as created copy and an entirely new design for its website.
Colorado Cross-Disabilities Coalition (CCDC): The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) advocates for social justice for people with all types of disabilities. The CCDC is the premiere organization in Colorado for advocating for disability rights. CCDC works with individuals, service providers, and governmental agencies to ensure that people with disabilities have equal rights and equal access. The organization ensures physical structures are compliant and that policies and procedures decrease barriers. CCDC seeks compliance with the ADA and helps others to accomplish the same. In addition to statewide public relations and media relations campaigns, Avocet designed a new logo, designed and wrote the content for the website, and designed the organization’s collateral materials.
I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County: The mission of the “I Have a Dream” program is to motivate and empower children from low-income communities to reach their education and career goals by providing a long-term intervention program of mentoring, tutoring, and cultural enrichment. Upon graduation from high school, each Dreamer is eligible to receive a four-year tuition-assistance scholarship for college or vocational school. Since its inception, the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County has grown from one Dreamer class and 36 Dreamers to an organization that has supported 16 classes and over 800 Dreamers with services reaching guest participants and Dreamer family members to impact over 3,000 individuals. The “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County is the 133rd chapter of the national network and remains one of the largest active chapters and is in the middle of expanding with plans to add additional new Dreamer classes over the next few years. Avocet developed for the I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County, which included a new design and branded content to help position the organization with the community.
Laradon: Laradon’s mission is to be an organization of excellence that provides superior, individualized services to children and adults with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities, supporting their independence in daily life and maximizing their full potential. Avocet created collateral materials for the organization and its website.
BraveHoods: BraveHoods is a Colorado-based social enterprise and apparel organization founded by Alison Yacht soon after her own daughter was diagnosed with cancer at the age of five. The organization mission is to give children who are fighting cancer a fashion-forward alternative to hats, scarves, or wigs. For every BraveHood purchased, one is donated to a child battling the disease (or their sibling/s). To date, 2,000 hoodies have been donated. Avocet did national and local media relations for the company, put in place a social and digital program designed to engage and build brand awareness, and developed messaging and new website copy.
Vehicles for Charity: arc Thrift Stores has historically accepted vehicle donations since 1995 for themselves and several other nonprofits. Demand grew and in 2001, Vehicles for Charity (VFC) was established. This comprehensive vehicle donation program was developed and implemented to provide for prompt and professional disposition of vehicles donated to VFC. Avocet created the donation website.
Arts Longmont: Since 1985, Longmont Council for the Arts – now Arts Longmont – has brought quality cultural and artistic programs to Longmont and the St. Vrain Valley. Arts Longmont’s mission is to provide leadership and advocacy to support, inspire, and enhance the arts community to elevate the quality of life in the greater St. Vrain Valley region. Avocet created the organization’s website.