Wednesday, July 15, 2015


11:30 am - 1:30 pm


The Loudermilk Center
40 Courtland St, NE Atlanta,GA.30303


Non-Profit Presentations


Allison Ashe, Patricia Russart and Robert M. Matthews


$30 members before 7/15; $35. members after 7/15; $45. non-members

Questions?; 404-766-1632, ext 25

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Speakers:  Allison Ashe, Patricia Russart and Robert M. Matthews


Speaker Topics: 

 Allison Ashe will be speaking about Covenant House Georgia’s programming.

Patricia Russart will be speaking about the mission of the Atlanta Community ToolBank.

Robert M. Matthews will be speaking about the Decatur Cooperative Ministry.



ConvenantAllison Ashe

In 2000, Covenant House Georgia opened its doors to provide shelter and services to Atlanta’s homeless and runaway youth. Currently, more than 1,300 homeless and at-risk youth are served every year.

A variety of services assist our youth to self-sufficiency. The guiding principle is unconditional love and a door that’s open 24/7.  No youth who comes to our door is ever turned away without loving help.

Covenant House provides a complete range of programs from Crisis Care to Rights of Passage and every step in between.


Tool BankPatricia Russart

Patty Russart joined the Atlanta Community ToolBank in late 2008. She began her career in Engineering after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.  A passion for reading led to a transition into the non-profit sector, first as a volunteer adult literacy tutor and certified English as a second language instructor. In 2002 she received an MA in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, Pleasanton, CA campus. Patty has worked for Literacy Volunteers of America at a local and state level, United Way-Canada, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program/Senior Companion Program and Little City Foundation.  She has had the opportunity to serve the charitable sector in West Virginia, Saskatchewan, California, Illinois and now Georgia. During 2011, Patty led one of the most major changes to the Atlanta Community ToolBank organizational history.  ToolBank USA had been established and Atlanta became the model for them.  At the same time the Atlanta ToolBank divided into two distinct nonprofits.  At the end of 2011, the Tool Bank turned over its HouseProud Program to the newly formed HouseProud Atlanta Inc. organization. In 2012 the ToolBank began its ReTooling the Future Capital Campaign to raise $1.6 million for the purchase and renovation of a larger warehouse.  By 2013, enough funds had been raised to purchase and move into a larger facility.  All outstanding debt on the building was paid in early 2015 and funds continued to be raised for the final renovations.


dcmlogo-e1311180026175Robert M. Matthews (Bob)

Bob works as a maintenance associate at Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM). As a Decatur, GA native, Bob is a retired Presbyterian Minister. He has been looking after the DCM’s facilities since 2000. Bob likes work that meets that need and projects that can be finished.

DCM brings people together to serve the community. Founded in 1969, DCM is a faith-based nonprofit organization supported by over 35 congregations from 14 denominations. People and congregations of all faiths are welcomed as partners.

DCM works in conjunction with schools and educational institutions, government agencies, businesses, civic organizations and the community groups.



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