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February 15, 2017

The House that Music Built

February 11th, 2017 is truly a day that we at Athens Area Habitat won’t forget. Thanks to Rising Tides Lift All and The Foundry, Athens Area Habitat gained way more than we could have hoped for from the House that Music Built benefit concert. First off, thank you to The Foundry for hosting the event. Read More

January 26, 2017

Athens Habitat Celebrates a Year of Building Community

Last week, a diverse crowd of Athenians gathered in the newly restored Georgian Hall in Downtown Athens, GA, to celebrate the power of small gifts to do great works. Attendees included Athens Mayor Nancy Denson, Athens Area Habitat Executive Director Spencer Frye, local business leaders, Habitat homeowners and staff, and members of the Committee of Read More

January 25, 2017

10 Essential Steps for Any Yard Sale

A quick guide to cleaning out your house while making a profit! Want to get rid of the stuff in your house you never use anymore? Follow these 10 essential steps and you’re guaranteed to have a successful yard sale and some extra cash in your back pocket! 1) When to Have Your Yard Sale The Read More

January 12, 2017

Celebrate at this year’s Committee of 1000 Banquet

Don’t miss out on this year’s Committee of 1000 celebration! With the help of you, the people of Athens, and our generous sponsors, we are fortunate to be able to put on an event honoring those in our community who make a difference in the lives of families in need. To attend, simply visit our Programs page and Read More

December 13, 2016

GA Tech Study Shows Power of Habitat Homes

A recent survey by Georgia Tech and Habitat of Georgia reveals the amazing power of home ownership for families, especially children. In October, the Georgia Tech Center for Economic Development Research helped Habitat for Humanity of Georgia to survey Habitat homeowners around the state. What they discovered was truly amazing, and a great cause for hope. Read More

November 18, 2016

Athens Habitat Supports Small Business Saturday

Here at Athens Habitat we’re really looking forward to the holiday season. There’s nothing better than getting to help families experience the holidays in their new homes for the first time! It’s been a busy year for us and we’re excited for the opportunity to give thanks to everyone in the community who has made Read More

October 26, 2016

Replica of UGA Bell Tower to Be Auctioned for Charity

A couple of weeks ago, the UGA chapter of Habitat won the UGA Homecoming parade with a spectacular float themed “Home Is Where the Arch Is,” including replicas of the famous UGA arch, hedges, and bell tower. We were quickly inundated with questions: What are you going to do with that bell tower? What’s going Read More

October 21, 2016

UGA Student Chapter of Habitat Is Homecoming Parade Winner

This past Friday, the 14th, we participated in the UGA Homecoming Parade alongside our affiliate student chapter at UGA- and WON the float contest! Doug Carver, our Director of Construction, headed the construction of our beautiful float. Doug spends his days working with our 3 German exchange workers who are working with us for the Read More

October 5, 2016

Help Out Habitat with Amazon Smile

Let’s see if you are qualified to help out at Athens Habitat for Humanity. Do you use Amazon for your online shopping? Yes? Then you are good to go! Now you can make a difference right here in Athens just by doing what you are already doing every day- shopping online! Amazon has created Amazon Read More

February 22, 2016

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity dedicates Bishop Home in partnership with P.E.P.

      February 20, 2016 (Athens, GA) — Athens Area Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 84th Habitat home built in the Athens area on Saturday February 20, 2016, 3pm at 145 Carter Street. First Presbyterian Church, Ebenezer Baptist Church West and the Presbyterian Stu-dent Center at UGA joined to sponsor and build the home Read More

February 17, 2016

AAHFH dedicates 84th home for Bishop family sponsored and built by P.E.P.

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity will dedicate its 84th Habitat home built in the Athens area on Saturday February 20, 2016, 3pm at 145 Carter Street. First Presbyterian Church, Ebenezer Baptist Church West and the Presbyterian Student Center at UGA joined to sponsor and build the home as the PEP Partnership. The home was built Read More

February 2, 2016

The Impact of Donating to Athens Area Habitat ReStores

WHERE THE DISH AND THE SPOON RAN AWAY TO By Spencer Frye, Executive Director, Athens Area Habitat for Humanity I’ll bet you there’s something in your home right now that you love, maybe a tool or a work of art or just some token of memory, but you have no idea where it came from Read More

January 5, 2016

Join the Committee of 1000 today!

Every year in January, there’s a very special party held in Athens, GA, with music and great food and hundreds of interesting people who are all building a house, in which none of them will live. This party, hosted by Athens Area Habitat for Humanity and the guest list which changes each year is called Read More

December 23, 2015

Happy Holidays from Athens Area Habitat for Humanity.

The staff at Athens Area Habitat for Humanity would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year. As you celebrate this holiday season consider joining Athens Area Habitat for Humanity in our mission of changing lives by building affordable housing in our community. There are many ways you can get involved. Read More

October 15, 2015

We would like to thank our JJRRR sponsors. Hyundai of Athens, Bank of the Ozarks, Jackson EMC, Smart Urgent Care, Athens Ford, Red and Black, Carson Plumbing, National Bank of Georgia, Jeff Field and Assoc., Heyward Allen and CC DARE Unit.

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity would like to send sincere thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers of the 8th Annual Jittery Joe’s Ride Rock and Run. The rain made its presence but our bikers, runners and volunteers persevered. It takes special people to come out in the wet elements for such a good Read More