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December 25, 2020

Tour of a Habitat Home

Athens Area Habitat is dedicating this home on December 26th, 2020 Although we are dedicating this home on the day after Christmas, the family has already moved in so that they may spend this Christmas Day in their own house. Because the family has already settled in, and because of the current pandemic, we will Read More

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November 4, 2020

Athens Habitat to Give a Fully Decorated Christmas Tree

A Habitat donor will be chosen to select the recipient of a 7.5′ tall tree loaded with lights and decorations. What if you could give someone a fully decorated Christmas tree for their home or place of work this year? You would be awesome! Well, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Athens Area Habitat will be Read More

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November 3, 2020

Lydia’s Homeplace Ready for Students

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 2019 annual fund drive to Lydia’s Homeplace — now it’s ready to become a home. In January of 2020, supporters of Athens Area Habitat gathered to celebrate a successful annual fund drive which raised more than $30,000 to help complete an innovative local project, an off-campus multiplex to Read More

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November 3, 2020

Wells Fargo Grant to Help Complete Kinda Tiny Homes

The covid pandemic put Habitat homeowners on hold, but Wells Fargo has stepped in to get things moving again. The spring of 2020 seemed like any other as Collegiate Challenge students visiting Athens, GA, for an “alternative spring break” worked on homes with Athens Area Habitat for Humanity. Little did they know that their group Read More

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June 11, 2020

Upbuilding: Spring 2020

Building the Community | The Giving Spirit | Volunteer Spotlight | Local Partners | What We’re Up To | Homeowner Tips Greetings, Habitat nation! Well, it’s been a strange few months since our last newsletter. We hardly know where to begin. The pandemic has knocked everyone for a loop, and it has required us to Read More

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January 19, 2020

Flying Ice Bowl Lands in Athens

“No wimps, no whiners” is the motto of the Flying Ice Bowl, the first PDGA Ice Bowl tournament to be held in Athens, GA. Who in their right mind would play disc golf in February, come rain, sun, or snow? Well, perhaps folks who want to raise money for a good cause without having to Read More

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November 4, 2019

Upbuilding: Fall 2019

Building the Community | The Giving Spirit | Volunteer Spotlight | Local Partners | What We’re Up To | Homeowner Tips Greetings, Habitat nation! It’s been an exciting summer for us here at Athens Hab, with an innovative new project getting off the ground (see the Local Partners section) and new homes going up (see Read More

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October 7, 2019

Athens Hab Makes Space for Public Art and Music

It’s October in Athens and the pianos are turning bright colors around town. That’s right, it’s not just the leaves that are brightening up! This fall, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, the Athens Area Arts Council, Athens Area Habitat for Humanity, and a team of local artists are collaborating on a really cool project called Read More

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September 6, 2019

Historic Church Site to be Restored in Athens, GA

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood in Athens, GA, on a small lot behind the Whitehead Road Elementary School, lies a mostly forgotten memorial to the history of this town and this country. Once at the heart of a vibrant community, it’s now overgrown with vines and saplings, easy to pass by if you don’t Read More

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August 6, 2019

Accent Roofing Gives Back to Athens with Donated Roof

A couple months ago, we got a phone call — the kind of call we love to hear. It was a roofing company, Accent Roofing, asking if we knew anyone in Athens who was in need of a roof but didn’t have the resources to fix it themselves. And of course, we did. In fact, Read More

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August 6, 2019

Upbuilding: Summer 2019

Building the Community | The Giving Spirit | Volunteer Spotlight | Local Partners | What We’re Up To | Homeowner Tips Greetings, Habitat nation! Welcome to the first quarterly edition of our new online newsletter, where you can find out what we’re building, who we’re helping, and how our partners are helping us to build Read More

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June 11, 2019

Athens Habitat’s Paul Dorsey Gets Award Nod

If you shop or donate at the Habitat thrift on Barber Street in Athens, there’s a good chance you’ve met Paul Dorsey, Jr. Tall, gregarious, and with a seemingly inborn urge to help others, Paul has been a fixture at the stores for nearly two decades, all the way back to the days when the Read More

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June 10, 2019

Ladies’ Charity Skeet Shoot Raises $24,000 for Athens Habitat

In its first year in Georgia, the Ladies’ Charity Skeet Classic raised more than $24,000 for Athens Area Habitat for Humanity. That’s enough to renovate an entire rental unit to house a formerly homeless veteran, or pay for one-fourth of a newly constructed house. Women came from 13 states across the country to compete in Read More

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February 21, 2019

How to Build a House with a Shotgun

2019 Ladies’ Charity Skeet Classic in Covington, GA, will help Athens Area Habitat for Humanity build affordable homes for low-income residents Every year, women from around the country gather together to shoot stuff up for a good cause. They’ve been doing it for a quarter century now, and they are really good at it! The Read More

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February 8, 2019

“Helping others transcends all the politics”

Every January, supporters of Athens Area Habitat for Humanity host a gala for the Committee of 1000, a group of donors dedicated to Habitat’s mission of providing housing to local families who otherwise would never be able to have a home of their own. This year’s keynote speaker was Michael Thurmond, author of A Story Read More

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