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T. Jones Group helps build foundations for recovery

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An Avalon supporter since 2007, the T. Jones Group has changed the lives of countless women and families across the Lower Mainland through their generous support of Avalon Recovery Society.

One of Avalon’s top donors, the Trevor and Dixie Jones Family Foundation, supported by the T. Jones Group, has been instrumental in helping Avalon provide vital addiction support and connection to women in recovery, even throughout these difficult times.

 

Founded in 1979 by Trevor Jones, the T. Jones Group specializes in building high-quality, distinctive homes in some of Vancouver’s most desirable neighbourhoods. Establishing and running this successful family business has allowed Trevor Jones to help change the world in meaningful ways through philanthropic support of local and international charities.

Trevor Jones, son Dean and grandson Cole representing the family at the official opening of a women's residence in Tanzania, East Africa in September 2019
Trevor Jones, son Dean and grandson Cole representing the family at the official opening of a women's residence in Tanzania, East Africa in September 2019
Trevor Jones, son Dean and grandson Cole representing the family at the official opening of a women's residence in Tanzania, East Africa in September 2019

Jones was originally introduced to Avalon Recovery Society by Norm Duncan, a long-time Avalon supporter, member of the Board of Directors, and friend of the organization.

 

Jones and Duncan were both members of the Point Grey Golf and Country Club, where he first heard about the wonderful work that Avalon was doing in providing free, accessible services for women who were struggling with addiction.

After supporting Avalon for several years, Jones decided to visit our Vancouver Centre to learn more about the organization. After hearing the incredible stories of hope and recovery from Centre Manager Michelle Swan, Jones decided to increase the support given by the foundation and the T. Jones Group, becoming one of Avalon’s biggest financial contributors.

 

Jones says he appreciates the work we do for women who are struggling, and particularly those with families. “It’s a noble cause,” he says.

 

He also finds Avalon unique in that it brings together women from so many different walks of life.

 

“People think that if you live on the West side [of Vancouver] you don’t have any problems,” says Jones. At Avalon, we know that addiction doesn’t discriminate, and that it can destroy lives in every neighbourhood and in every demographic.

 

The Trevor and Dixie Jones Family Foundation, working with Provision Charitable Foundation, has also supported women in Tanzania, East Africa by financing the construction of a women’s-only campus residence for female medical students. Until then, students had to walk miles through unsafe terrain to attend classes. Thanks to this initiative over 350 women now have a safe place to call home so they can focus on their life-saving studies.

We are so grateful to the T. Jones Group and the Trevor and Dixie Jones Family Foundation for helping Avalon build solid foundations for addiction recovery, and their commitment to bettering the lives of women throughout the globe.

 

Learn more about the T. Jones Group
by visiting their website.

The residence hall at St. Francis University in Tanzania
The residence hall at St. Francis University in Tanzania
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