CRESS Community Foundation
           a non-profit service organization
             PO Box 236
             Avinger, Texas  75630


The CRESS Community Foundation(46-0771473), is a non-profit service organization formed to provide the Avinger community benefits they may not find elsewhere, with a focus on children's needs.

As the federal and state governments cut funding for fine art enrichment studies such as art and music & drama,  CRESS Community Foundation wants to help provide students with the much sought programs.

To help achieve that goal the Avinger Wine Festival was created and is scheduled each year for the third Saturday in September.  This and other fund raising events will benefit area students through the 'In The Arts' Scholarship Program, as well as offering the community opportunities not already available.

Follow this link to the Avinger Wine Festival to learn more about the event, or to become a vendor. Also please "Like" their Facebook pages, "Avinger Wine Festival" and CRESS Community Foundation to get regular updates.

CRESS will also use its' fundraising efforts to assist the 1936 Study Club in the restoration of Avinger Community Park so it will benefit the entire community as well as its' children. The city baseball field is coming to life once again and will be on the growing list of organizations CRESS assists as it's needs are identified. The organization has also taken on the project of building 'Little Free Library' stations around the city of Avinger.  Take a Book - Return a Book will allow citizens of all ages to have reading material conveniently available for them to borrow and return.  Photos will be posted as this project gets underway.

Donations for these projects are much appreciated and can be sent to the mailing address above.


To learn more about this worthwhile organization or to volunteer please visit

Please consider this deserving organization in your giving efforts as the money will be returned tenfold when students and children receive extra special treatment to help them grow into well rounded, law abiding citizens.

Donations can be mailed to PO Box 236, Avinger, TX 75630.
Make checks payable to the CRESS Community Foundation.

CRESS Community Foundation Directors, Shelby Trimble, Ronnie Politi and Elaine Moulton (Sue Maxinoski not in attendance) receive the Community Service plaque presented by outgoing Chamber President, Spike Salmon.