Avondale Estates

Holy Trinity Parish
515 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404.377.2622

Our program at Avondale Estates meets every Tuesday, and is led by a life-long educator, Lindy and her husband, Charles. Lindy attended Avondale Estates Elementary School as a child, worked there as teacher, and watched her own children blossom and grow there. We could not find another person who is so connected to the school with whom we will be working! With Charles taking care of logistics, volunteers from Holy Trinity Parish and friends, and donated space from Avondale First Baptist, this program highlights our model of cooperation and partnership. If you would like to help with this program please contact Lindy Newman or Charles Absher.

Donate a New Book to an Avondale Estates Program Participant

Many children in our programs have limited access to books. Please help us spread the love of reading and provide a few new books to a program participant.

Through an organization called First Book, Path To Shine is able to purchase brand new books for program participants for pennies on the dollar. First Book prices range from 45 cents to $5 per book. Your donation of $5 will enable us to purchase at least one new book for a child in this program.

Spring 2017 Update
​On January 31 of this year, the Avondale program was visited by a graphic artist, Mr. Bill Mayer. Mr. Mayer is a graduate of Ringling College of Art in Sarasota, Florida and has composed graphic art for such clients such as Mattel, Hasbro, DreamWorks, Cartoon Network, Time Magazine, Delta Airlines, and RJR Nabisco. In 2007 Bill won a gold medal for his illustrated children’s book “The Monster That Did My Math” and in 2009, his alphabet book, "All Aboard," won a silver medal in the Original Art Show at The Society of Illustrators in New York. Mr. Mayer’s book “The Monster That Did My Math” was also picked as one of the top twenty books for all young Georgians to read. During his visit, we read “The Monster That Did My Math”, and then Mr. Mayer shared with us his process for developing the illustrations for the book. He brought many sketches and working drawings that helped to demonstrate the processing for creating illustrations for such an interesting book. He also brought samples of his work that the kids could choose from to take home. It was a wonderful program, and the children decorated a large thank-you card to Mr. Mayer over the next few Path To Shine get-togethers. We express our thanks to Margaret Hertlein, one of our Avondale Mentors, for coordinating this visit. Mr. Mayer’s work can be found on-line here