Join Our Mission

The Carmelite Sisters and staff at Avila Gardens are “At the Service of the Family for Life” and we believe that each person has been created in the image and likeness of God and deserve the utmost care and respect. We invite you to explore the different life-giving ways you can join our mission to promote and protect the dignity of each life!


The beautiful and life-giving ministry of serving our beloved elders is a work of the heart, which would not be possible without the wonderful support of our staff and volunteers. We are also extremely grateful for the financial support we receive from generous individuals like yourself. Each gift enables us to continue to provide high-quality service to our residents.

May God reward you for helping us further our mission of being “At the Service of the Family for Life”!

To donate by check, please send check paypable to:

Avila Gardens
1171 Encanto Parkway
Duarte, California 91010

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Naming Opportunities

Naming Opportunities are a beautiful way to leave your legacy or to remember a loved one at Avila Gardens. It is also a great way for our Sisters, staff, and residents to remember you and your loved ones in prayer. Some options are:

    • Giving
    • Volunteer

If you are interested in participating in the Naming Opportunities, please contact us. May God Reward You!

Avila Gardens
1171 Encanto Parkway
Duarte, California 91010

Planned Giving

Make a difference even after your earthly journey is completed and leave your mark for future generations to appreciate. Bequests and planned giving present donors the opportunity to do just that by establishing a legacy that will inspire and be remembered for generations to come. Remembering the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles through planned giving in a will, estate plan, charitable trust or other type of deferred charitable gift will not only provide future support for the Carmelite Sisters, but you can rest assured of responsible stewardship that will put your money to work for a cause in which you believed and supported during life – the mission of the Carmelite Sisters….

· Educating for life with the Mind and Heart of Christ
· Fostering a deeper spiritual life among God’s people
· At the service of the family for life!

Planned giving is not reserved only for those with great wealth. It is as simple as adding a bequest to the Carmelite Sisters in your will. A planned gift or bequest, be it 2% or 20% of your total assets, will ensure resources needed to continue our apostolic work for generations to come. When you choose to make your gift, please notify us as we desire to recognize your contribution and express our gratitude to you personally for your generosity. May God reward you!

If you would like to include the Carmelite Sisters in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

  • Legal Name: Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles
  • Address: 920 East Alhambra Road, Alhambra, California 91801
  • Federal Tax ID Number: 95-2564138

For more information, contact our Advancement Office at 626-289-1353 x2244 or fill in below:

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Volunteering at Avila Gardens is both a gift to those who are serving and to those who are being served. Our volunteers are given the beautiful opportunity to enter into a caring relationship with our residents, bringing laughter and creating memories. It is a life-giving exchange!
We are currently seeking volunteers to:

  • Assist with coordinating games and activities
  • Join outings with residents
  • Serve during our monthly events
  • Visit with residents
  • Aid with receptionist tasks in the front office

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering at Avila Gardens, we invite you to come to Avila Gardens and complete an application. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the application and interview process.

Our Mission

A beautiful residential home designed for active seniors and features a myriad of both activities and services.

At the service of family for life.

The premier Catholic independent living residence in the San Gabriel Valley.

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