Making a Difference ...





                                                                      ... One Pearl At a Time.

Community Involvement

As a former Speech-Language Pathologist and Child-Language Specialist, Amanda Raab, the original founder of PurePearls.com, is well-aware of the need for active support in the community. She feels very passionate about doing whatever she can to facilitate children's developmental progress and improve their quality of life. While Ms. Raab is no longer with us, she continues to play an active role in the lives of children with special needs and is dedicated to supporting non-profit organizations and philanthropic events in Houston, as well as throughout the nation.

Today, Ashley McNamara continues her legacy by making charitable donations to support local schools, and also proudly participates in fundraising opportunities for the aHUS Foundation by crafting fine pearl jewelry available through aHUS.

aHUS Foundation - supporting children and families with atypical HUS

2006 - Present

"Shamrocks and Sand Dollars" Charitable Auction, St. Bonaventure Catholic School, Huntington Beach, CA

March 2018

Susan G. Komen Foundation Donation 

April 2008

Annunciation Orthodox School Donation, Houston, TX

February 2008

Cure Autism Now

2007 & 2008

Sunshine Kids Charity Ball - Benefiting and Enriching Lives of Children with Cancer 

October 2007

Product Donation Benefiting The Empowerment Center in Houston, Texas and the Women's Retreat

September 2007

Junior League of Atlanta Charity Ball Donation - Benefiting local charities

October 13, 2006

Product Donation Benefiting The Empowerment Center in Houston, Texas and the Women's Retreat

September 14, 2006

Astros Wives Gala Donation and Silent Auction: Benefiting The Houston Women's Center

August 29, 2006

"Pearls & Promises " Live Auction Benefiting Women's and Children's Services provided by Trinity Mother Frances Health System" 

April 15, 2006

Project Row Houses Silent Auction to raise funds for the Children's Art Education Programs

May 21, 2005

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Cruise for the Cure Sponsorship and Silent Auction

May 12, 2005

Development of Child Connections Website - Designed to educate parents and professionals in child language development

Spring 2004

Sponsor of "Starlight Foundation"

2004-2005

"Light the Night" Silent Auction Benefited by The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

October 22, 2004