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					Purse Strings” - Helping Women Take Control of Their Financial Lives
  WSB TV's Jovita Moore to emcee; Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater
                              Atlanta charity event
    encourages women to loosen their Purse Strings to promote financial health;

More than 100 handbags, wallets and accessories from well-known designers, local artists and
boutiques will be up for bid for the second year of the “Purse Strings” charity benefit. The event
will feature purses by designers including Coach, BCBG, Baixada, and Kate Spade.

"This is the perfect event for a girls’ night out. It's a fun networking event with great women
from all around the city and supports other women desperately working to better manage their
own Purse Strings." says Belinda Stubblefield, event chair. Stubblefield is owner of WineStyles
Cascade and a member of the agency's board of directors.

Jovita Moore, news anchor and reporter for WSB-TV, was excited to join the host committee
for Purse Strings and serve as emcee. “Now more than ever, it’s important that women
understand their financial options,” she says. “I report every day on all the economic problems in
the community, and it feels good to have the opportunity to make a positive impact and give
something back.”

This party with a purpose features food by Affairs to Remember, open bar and a silent auction
and will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at the Foundry at Puritan Mill,
near the King Plow complex in West Midtown. Proceeds will expand the outreach efforts of
Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of Greater Atlanta, a nonprofit organization
dedicated to helping people achieve financial stability. Please see www.pursestringsatlanta.com
for ticket information.

“This is one time when we’re actually promoting spending over saving,” said Suzanne Boas,
CCCS of Greater Atlanta president. “Because when one woman buys a purse at this event, she
helps other women get financial education to better manage their household spending.”

Funds from last year’s event helped sponsor workshops with community partners, including the
Atlanta Children's Shelter, The Edge Connection, Refugee Family Services, Families First, Latin
American Association, Center for Working Families and Atlanta Urban Ministries. Clients who
took personal finance education classes from CCCS of Greater Atlanta will be on hand at this
year’s “Purse Strings” event.

In addition to Moore, members of the “Power of the Purse” host committee include state rep.
Kathy Ashe (D-Atlanta); Rebecca Blalock, senior vice president and CIO, Southern Company;
Anna R. Cablik, president and chief executive officer of Anasteel Anatek; Pin Pin Chau, retired
chief executive officer, Summit National Bank; Ann Q. Curry, president, Coxe Curry &
Associates; state rep. Pat Gardner (D-Atlanta); Myrtle Davis, Community Volunteer; Cheryl
Haas-Goldstein, partner, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan; Robin Holland, senior vice president,
Equifax; Ingrid Saunders Jones, senior vice president, The Coca-Cola Company; Rebecca
Franklin, founder and publisher, Women Looking Ahead Publications; Pat Lottier, publisher,
Atlanta Tribune Magazine; Shirley Mitchell, senior vice president, Bank of America; Patricia
Lummus, associate director, Sartain Lanier Family Foundation; Elisabeth Marchant, publisher,
Atlanta Woman Magazine; Claire "Yum" Arnold, CEO, Leapfrog; Emily McCormick,
prevention specialist, CDC; Peggy McCormick, president, Atlanta Development Authority; and
Laura Meadows, associate vice president for economic development, University of Georgia;
Nancy Schwartzmiller, executive director, Georgia Consortium for Personal Financial Literary.

This year’s sponsors include caterer Affairs to Remember, Atlanta Tribune Magazine, Atlanta
Woman Magazine, Bank of America, the law firm Berry & Associates, CBeyond, CBS Outdoor,
The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Credit Union and TurnerBoone Contract, a commercial interior
dealership and Women Looking Ahead Publications.

Ticket prices are $50 for individuals and $300 for groups of six. Group tickets include an
invitation to a VIP party prior to the auction and a keepsake photo of the group on the night of
the event. Parking is free.

For more information about attending the event, contact Megan Cutts at (404) 260-3107, e-mail
her at megan.cutts@cccsinc.org or go to: www.pursestringsatlanta.com.


About CCCS
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Atlanta is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community-
service agency that provides confidential budget counseling, money management education, debt
management programs, bankruptcy counseling and education, and comprehensive housing
counseling. The agency serves more than 500,000 individuals a nnually from all 50 states that are
primarily from low- and moderate-income households.

Consumers can speak to counselors in English and Spanish 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by
phone at 1-800-251-CCCS, and also access the agency’s web sites, www.cccsinc.org and
www.cccsenespanol.org where live-chat counselors are available around the clock. The agency’s
web site also provides free interactive seminars and other online education courses through
CredAbilityU.

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Media Contacts

Scott Scredon 404-653-8833, Scott.Scredon@cccsinc.org

John McCosh 404-260-3108, John.McCosh@cccsinc.org

				
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