We are excited to be hosting the 6th annual bike ride and fall festival at Terrapin again this year!
Posted on Sep 03, 2013
Posted on Aug 19, 2013
We are opening a new ReStore at 4125 Atlanta Highway! Come to the Grand Opening on August 20th at 11:30 AM!
Posted on Aug 05, 2013
Our organization now has the help of three guys from Germany for the next year. Welcome Tom, Peter, and Lennart!
Posted on Jun 21, 2013
Athens Habitat makesramp systems for people with limited mobility
Posted on Jun 10, 2013
We are breaking ground on a new home on June 22nd at 8:30 am!
Posted on May 22, 2013
Ways to give to the people affected by tornadoes in Texas and Oklahoma
Posted on May 14, 2013
Athens Habitat is the proud new owner of a brand new community space!
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.
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.
Posted on Mar 20, 2013
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!
Posted on Mar 05, 2013 | Tags: collegiate challenge
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.
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."
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!
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
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!
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
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.
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?
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!
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!
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,
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
July 20th marked 1 year since the death of Beau Harvey, a beloved former employee. We have since begun construction
The groundbreaking process on the Beau Harvey Habitat Home was a huge success!
Athens Area Habitat for Humanity celebrated the dedication of The Foundation at East Broad this past Friday.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Check out the photos from our 21st Annual Silver & Archibald Run/Walk for Home 5K!
Check out the new handicap ramp we built through our program EHARP!
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!
Posted on Mar 13, 2012
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!
Posted on Mar 06, 2012
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.
Posted on Feb 29, 2012 | Tags: The Wendell Show
Spencer and Mr. Green were invited to be guests on The Wendell Show!
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.
Posted on Jan 24, 2012 | Tags: 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! 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.
Posted on Dec 02, 2011
Parade of Lights 2011
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
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.
Posted on Nov 11, 2011 | Tags: 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.
Posted on Nov 04, 2011 | Tags: weekend of fundraising fun
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.
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.
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.
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!
Posted on Oct 17, 2011 | Tags: jittery joe's, athens area habitat for humanity, jittery joes fall classic century and fall festival, athens habitat
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!
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!
Posted on Sep 09, 2011 | Tags: jittery joe's fall classic century and fall festival, events
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!
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.
Posted on Jul 21, 2011 | Tags: schedule
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.
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!
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!
Posted on May 27, 2011 | Tags: 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.
We have spots open for 5 volunteers this Saturday (May 21st, 9am - 3pm) at our Carpenter's Circle construction site. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!