Aventine Hill in the Community: Helping Improve Lives of Families
Demonstrating our commitment to servant leadership, the employees of Aventine Hill Partners provided support to two community causes over the last holiday season, the San Antonio Youth Literacy Book Buddies Initiative and Family Service Association's Adopt-A-Family Program.
The Book Buddies Initiative, a program of San Antonio Youth Literacy, collects books suitable for children in elementary school. Books are then given out to the kids at the end of the school year at free book fairs and San Antonio Youth Literacy Reading Buddy schools. Studies have shown that children who grow up with books are more likely to finish school and are able to impact their community in a positive way.
Members of Aventine Hill Partners, other businesses and friends collected more than 700 books that were donated to the program. Amber Gerken, Business Operations Manager, Aventine Hill Partners explained, “Some of us take for granted that all children have easy access to books. We learned, that in many cases, the books donated will be the only books in the student’s home. These books encourage every member of the family to become successful readers. It was inspiring to see our team come together and exceed our total book donation goal for the second year in a row!”
Aventine Hill Partners also helped to support a local family during the holiday season through donations of gifts and necessities to the San Antonio Family Service Association’s Adopt-A-Family Program. Overall, more than 550 individuals and families in the San Antonio area were able to benefit through generous donations like those from Aventine Hill Partners (see picture below).
Aventine Hill Partners President, Beth Hair said, “I’m so proud of our team. Truly thoughtful gifts helped to make the holidays brighter for the families.” By helping to enrich the lives of others, not only during the holidays, Aventine Hill Partners is proud to contribute to our community.