Founded in 2010 by singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, The Avril Lavigne Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that supports children & youth with disabilities & serious illnesses.
The Avril Lavigne Foundation R.O.C.K.S. Respect, Opportunity, Choices, Knowledge, and Strength in support of sick and disabled children and youth. It is our mission to:
• Respect the needs of all children and youth, no matter their circumstances, and encourage others to do the same; • Create the Opportunity for sick and disabled children and youth to follow their dreams; • Offer Choices so children and youth see they have many options in life and not just a single path defined by their circumstances;
• Provide Knowledge about what is possible to children, youth and their families through new program ideas that The Avril Lavigne Foundation will support and help expand;
• Give kids and their families the Strength to face their daily challenges.