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Our 6th Annual Jittery Joe's Fall Classic Century is on October 26th!

We are excited to be hosting the 6th annual bike ride and fall festival at Terrapin again this year!

Athens Habitat Opens a New ReStore!

We are opening a new ReStore at 4125 Atlanta Highway! Come to the Grand Opening on August 20th at 11:30 AM!

Athens Habitat Welcomes New Germans!

Our organization now has the help of three guys from Germany for the next year. Welcome Tom, Peter, and Lennart!

EHARP Ramps for People in Need

Athens Habitat makesramp systems for people with limited mobility

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity to Break Ground on a New Home

We are breaking ground on a new home on June 22nd at 8:30 am!

Helping Those Affected by Tornadoes

Ways to give to the people affected by tornadoes in Texas and Oklahoma

New Community Space at The Foundation!

Athens Habitat is the proud new owner of a brand new community space!

Earth Day

Earth Day, April 22, was created as a day to show support for environmental protection, to reduce, reuse, recyle, restore, and replenish. These five words define what the Habitat for Humanity ReStore is all about.

Twilight 2013

The Terrapin Twilight Bike Race is one of the most popular events in Athens, and it benefits Athens Habitat for Humanity! This year, the 2013 Twilight Bike Race will be on April 26-27th. While the main event is the bike race, there are also many other events in Athens for the race.

My Athens Is: The Art Gallery

We are officially done with the My Athens Is... Instagram challenge, and have finally chosen all of the pictures that will be used in the gallery! The opening of the gallery is only two and a half weeks away, and we have some important dates for you to mark on your calendar!

Collegiate Challenge 2013

This week and next, we are holding our 2013 Collegiate Challenge! Our Collegiate Challenge is basically an alternative spring break in which students from certain schools can opt to spend their spring break in Athens, where they will spend the week helping us on a construction project for the community.

Second Ground Breaking at Tillman Place

We will be holding a ground breaking ceremony for our second house (of five total) at TIllman Place this week! This ceremony is held to symbolize the beginning of construction of a new Habitat home, in which we are taking the first step to starting the project: "breaking ground."

Athens Home and Garden Show

The purpose of the Athens Home and Garden Show is to educate and inform the Athens Area consumer about the products and services available to them from the builder and associate members of the Athens Area Home Builders Association. The show also serves as a fund raising event for the Association and as a service project in which the consumer can become a part of!

Committee of 1,000

If you’ve ever searched for a way to help one in need, then we have the perfect opportunity for you! You can help buy a struggling family a new home through one of our biggest fundraisers of the year: The Committee of 1,000. In 2010, Athens Habitat’s first Committee of 1,000 built a new home for

Parade of Lights

The 2012 Athens-Clarke County Parade of Lights is this Thursday, December 6th, and the theme this year is A Charlie Brown Christmas! We are all so excited to participate, and for our float we will be building Snoopy's dog house!

Volunteering at Habitat

There are so many volunteer opportunities for those looking to become involved with Habitat for Humanity! While our weekend builds are filled up with volunteers for the semester, there are several other volunteer options: volunteering at the ReStore, Weekday construction projects, and fundraising events. In the Restore

Always Progressing

We've been hard at work on both our Simmons Street Duplexes as well as our Beau Harvey Home! If you can recall, our Simmons Street Duplexes are in a historically troubled area of Athens.

Honoring All Who Served

Happy Veterans Day everyone, and an incredibly huge thank you goes out to all who have served- we sincerely appreciate everything that you have done for our country! Interested in a little history? Did you know that Veterans Day was actually first called Armistice Day?

We Went Big at Homecoming!

For the University of Georgia's Homecoming Parade on Friday, we built a giant dog house for Ugga, complete with a giant, blow up Ugga, music and lights! Here are a few pictures from the parade!

Go Big.. Go Hard... Go Homecoming

The University of Georgia's 2012 Homecoming Parade is this Friday, and you can be sure that your Athens Area Habitat for Humanity will be showing some bulldawg spirit! We are working on a giant dog house for Uga, and we want to go ahead and thank all of our volunteers for helping us on this big project!

5th Annual Jittery Joe's Fall Classic Century: A Success!

Our 5th Annual Jittery Joe's Fall Classic Century was a great success! We had close to 300 bikers register to ride! After the riders began to arrive back at Terrapin,

Eat, Drink, House Many

On October 17th Square One Fish Co will be hosting a fundraiser that will benefit Athens Habitat! A five course dinner, complete with wine pairings, will be served. The menu and wine pairings can be viewed above. The price for the dinner is $44 plus gratuity, and ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the proceeds will be given to the Athens Area Habitat for Humanity!

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity Celebrates World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day is a day to recognize the basic need for adequate shelter in a world where it is lacking for so many - a day for grassroots action throughout the world, starting in our community.

We're Looking for Volunteers!

Jittery Joe's 5th Annual Fall Classic Century We are looking for volunteers to help out with our Jittery Joe's Fall Classic Century Bike Ride! We need volunteers to help distribute food and water to bike riders, help set up the event, to be at the Sag Stops to provide the bikers with support, help out with the fall festival, and to help clean up after the event is over.

Our 5th Annual Jittery Joe's Fall Classic Century Bike Ride is coming!

On Saturday, October 13th, we will be hosting our 5th Annual Jittery Joe’s Classic Century bike ride, with an exciting new sponsor- Clif Bar! For the ride, we have two scenic ride options: 62 miles or 31 miles! Registration is only $30 per person until October 8th, and after the price goes up to $35- so go ahead register early by clicking here!

Changing the Community One House at a Time

Simmons Street is in the middle of a historically troubled area of Athens, suffering from high crime and drug problems. Habitat for Humanity has established a presence in the community by building communities like the Carpenter's Circle, located off Burney Street, and acquiring a number of rental properties in this area, hoping to create a better living situation. These

We've made progress on our Beau Harvey Habitat Home!

Ever since June 23, we've been hard at work constructing our Athens Area Habitat Home dedicated to Beau Harvey. This home is the first of five eco-friendly houses to be built on this particular plot of land at Tillman Place.

Athens Area Habitat Humanity commemorates a year after Beau Harvey passes away

July 20th marked 1 year since the death of Beau Harvey, a beloved former employee. We have since begun construction

Groundbreaking of the Beau Harvey Habitat Home

The groundbreaking process on the Beau Harvey Habitat Home was a huge success!

The Foundation at East Broad Dedication

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity celebrated the dedication of The Foundation at East Broad this past Friday.

Athens Habitat for Humanity is now on Pinterest!

Athens Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce we have just joined Pinterest! We want to invite all of our supporters to visit our link and view the refurnished handy work of our very own Mr. Green.

National Homeownership Month 2012

Homeownership has long been the cornerstone of the American Dream. It provides more than shelter for your family and a home for your most valuable treasures. Homeownership is a symbol of prosperity that is achieved by more Americans each year with the help of innovative builders, improvements in the access to capital, and the myriad of government and industry programs developed to help make homeownership a reality.

Merigold Festival!

Winterville held is annual Springtime Merigold Festival this past weekend. Athens Area Habitat for Humanity celebrated the sunshine by joining in the parade, construction hats and all!

Athens Garden Club Dedicates Carpenter Circle Park

Athens Area Habitat would like to thank the Athens Garden Club and the students, faculty and dean of the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design for providing the our Carpenter's Circle development with a beautiful park area to be used by our wonderful homeowners and their families.

Beau Harvey Memorial Bench Dedication

This past Saturday, April 14th, Athens Habitat gathered with friends, family, supporters, volunteers and loved one's of our former employee, Beau Harvey. Mr. Harvey's role as an advocate for Habitat for Humanity has been admired and revered by many in the Athens community

Athen's Habitat for Humanity's 21st Annual Silver & Archibald Run/Walk for Home 5K

Check out the photos from our 21st Annual Silver & Archibald Run/Walk for Home 5K!

New from EHARP

Check out the new handicap ramp we built through our program EHARP!

Check out ReStore featuring Mr. Green!

For those who don't know, Athens Habitat for Hummanity has a pretty nifty thriftstore filled with a variety of donated goods such as clothing, electronics, furniture, and most important of all, great bargains. Come out here to 532 Barber Street to find awesome deals and chic finds!

21st Annual Run/ Walk for Home 5k

The Athens Area Habitat for Humanity's 21st Annual Run Walk for Home is coming up! The event takes place Saturday April 7th at 8:00 am. This family friendly event benefits the Athens Area Homeless Shelter and the Athens Area Habitat for Humanity. We can't wait to see you there!

Benevolent Birthday

Instead of receiving gifts this year for his 7th birthday, local resident Noah decided to collect donations for Athens Habitat. We are very thankful to have young philanthropists like Noah in our community.

Spencer and Mr. Green on the Wendell Show!

Spencer and Mr. Green were invited to be guests on The Wendell Show!

2012 Committee of 1,000 Celebration

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual committee of 1,000 celebration on Thursday January 26th. The event was held at the Georgian and there was lots of great food and music. Yelenia Casas, the daughter of Habitat homeowners also gave a touching speech about her family's Habitat experience.

House #74 Dedication

On Friday January 20, 2012 Athens Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony celebrating the completion of House #74 and the official key exchange to new homeowner, Marie Pickens Woods.

Congratulations to Shevonda Brown!

Congratulations to Shevonda Brown! Shevonda Brown is the future homeowner of house #76! We are so excited to welcome Ms. Brown and her children into the Athens Habitat family.

ACC Downtown Parade of Lights!

Parade of Lights 2011

Thank You to the Athens Lions Club

This past week, the Athens Lions Club was so kind to think of one of Habitat's tenants on Thanksgiving. The local Lions Club chapter donated Thanksgiving dinner to Ms. Linda James a new resident at one of Habitat's apartments.t

Committee of 1,000 Celebration Coming Soon

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity's Committee of 1,000 celebration is coming in January. Don't forget to donate your $67 today in order to become a member of the Committee of 1,000.

Happy Veterans Day

On this Veterans Day, Athens Area Habitat for Humanity joins you in honoring those who have served our country. Thank you veterans for all that you have done so that we may live the America Dream.

Join us for a Habitat filled Weekend!

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity is participating in many events this weekend and we want all of our supports to know about it! Come join us this weekend at the UGA homecoming parade, the 2nd Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off, and the Athens Interiors Market for Habitat open house.

Habitat supports Athens Homeless Shelter's Harvest for the Homeless

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity supports the Athens Homeless Shelter's annual fundraiser Harvest for the Homeless. The event at Hotel Indigo on November 10th at 6pm. Habitat wishes them the best in their fundraising efforts.

Students Build Greenhouse with Materials from the ReStore

This past month 3rd Grade Students from Rocky Branch Elementary School built a greenhouse with materials donated from the Athens Area Habitat for Humaity ReStore.

October Sale Specials

Good afternoon everyone! Fall is in the air and now is the time to check out the ReStore. We have a lot of new pieces in for October!

4th Annual Jittery Joe's Fall Classic Century

What a success! Special thanks to all of our supporters, volunteers, sponsors and riders for helping to make this year's Jittery Joe's Fall Classic Century and Fall Festival another Athens Habitat success!

Athens Patch Front Page!

Check out what Kandy Duke said about us! http://athens.patch.com/articles/costumes-make-exercising-fun You don't want to miss out on the costume fun!

What's up next?

We are busy, busy over here getting everything together for our 4th Annual Jittery Joe's Fall Classic Century and Fall Festival. This event is perfect for the serious cyclist AND the leisure rider. We have food, fun and entertainment for all ages and we want you to be apart of it!

Spencer's on the Radio!

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the Athens Area Habitat for Humanity. Spencer talks with Barbara Dooley TOMORROW, September 9th at 8:45 am on AM 1340.

Closing Early on Friday, All day Saturday

Habitat for Humanity will be closed after 1 p.m. Friday, July 22nd and all day Saturday, July 23rd. We will open again on Monday, July 25th. Thank you for your cooperation.

Carpenters Circle Home Dedications Block Party!

Join us Thursday, June 23rd from 4-6pm as we dedicate our first two homes in Carpenters Circle and hand over the keys. We'll have FREE food, live music, kids' games and a very special dedication!

Thank you, Bike & Build!

A huge “Thank you!” to our new friends from Bike & Build who spent the day helping us paint our apartment buildings! They did a great job! We’d also like to thank Jittery Joe’s for generously donating coffee to get our volunteers going… and Rafferty’s for donating a delicious lunch to keep them going!

This Memorial Day..

"The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example." ~Benjamin Disraeli. We remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and are grateful for their service.

Volunteers Needed On Saturday!

We have spots open for 5 volunteers this Saturday (May 21st, 9am - 3pm) at our Carpenter's Circle construction site. Email pr@athenshabitat.com for more details!