The Blog

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

September 22, 2015

Athens Area Habitat For Humanity Promotes Community Revitalization with Carpenters Circle Dedication Tuesday September 29, 2015

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity will dedicate the Carpenters Circle neighborhood on Tuesday, September 29th at 5:30pm. The neighborhood is located at 160 Carpenters Circle. All are welcome to attend this outdoor dedication. The Carpenters Circle dedication is an important milestone for Athens Area Habitat For Humanity serving as a huge part of our community Read More

September 8, 2015

8th Annual Jittery Joe’s Ride Rock and Run to build the 84th home for Athens Area Habitat for Humanity.

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce our 8th annual Jittery Joe’s Ride Rock and Run to build our 84th home! This exciting event combines metric century and half century bike rides, a 5K and live music for a full day of family friendly outdoor fun on beautiful Barber Street! The Jittery Joe’s Read More

July 13, 2015

AAHFH and P.E.P. celebrates groundbreaking for 83rd Athens Area Habitat home.

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity, First Presbyterian Church, Ebenezer Baptist Church West and the Presbyterian Student Center at UGA broke ground on the 83rd Athens Area Habitat home Saturday July 11th. This was the first day of what will be a 4 month process of building a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home for hardworking Athens Read More

July 7, 2015

Athens Area Habitat Supports the New American Dream!

Athens Habitat supports the new American dream of affordable housing for all! We believe the New American Dream is one where every American lives in a safe, nurturing environment with access to quality education, healthcare, public spaces and community services. More than half a million people in the United States do not have a home Read More

June 16, 2015

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation nails volunteering!

Everyone at Athens Area Habitat for Humanity would like to give a huge thank you to Wells Fargo for their contribution to our cause and help with this Saturday’s build!

June 15, 2015

Habitat for Humanity: The Mission

Affordable housing is housing deemed affordable to those with a medium household income. Families who pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing are considered cost burdened and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care. An estimated 12 million renter and homeowner households now pay more than Read More

May 18, 2015

Renew Habitat ReStore Furniture with These Tips and Tricks!

Update outdated furniture and make it your own! Here’s an idea: we got one of the chairs from our ReStore East and painted it a beautiful mint blue.  Here’s how we did it! Tools:  Latex paint Fabric Textile Medium Water Paint Brush Paint stirrer and cup (or bowl) to mix the paint Spray bottle The Read More

March 27, 2015

Habitat for Humanity frames home at the University of Georgia with Athens family

MEDIA ADVISORY   Contact: Ryan Lewis Athens Area Habitat for Humanity (706) 208-1001 ext. 202   Habitat for Humanity frames home at the University of Georgia with Athens family   WHAT:          The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia will be the new home to nearly four decades of Habitat for Read More

December 9, 2014

Athens Habitat Wins Big at the Athens Downtown Parade of Lights!

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity has a long history of award winning floats in the annual Athens Downtown Parade of Lights and this year we continued our streak taking home the “Best Use of Theme by a Non-Profit”! This year’s theme was the 12 Days of Christmas which we changed to the 12 Days of Read More

November 20, 2014

Partner Spotlight: SmartCare Urgent Care

Athens Smartcare Urgent Care was drawn to Athens by the great vibrant community. Being Urgent Care, their goal is to be doctors when you need them. They have a walk in clinic that serves any need you have whether you have insurance or not, all at an affordable price. Smartcare supports affordable housing because they Read More

November 17, 2014

Two New Home Dedications Just in Time for Thanksgiving!

November, 18th, 2014 (Athens, GA) — Athens Area Habitat for Humanity will hold two dedication ceremonies the week of Thanksgiving to celebrate the completion of two new Habitat homes. The first ceremony and official key exchange to new homeowner, Kamika Fambrough takes place on Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at 100 Redfern Circle Read More