The Blog

May 14, 2013

New Community Space at The Foundation!

Athens Habitat is the proud new owner of a brand new community space! The new space is located at The Foundation, an apartment complex located on 1645 E Broad St. This area in particular is a testament to the work that Habitat has been doing in the community. Prior to Habitat’s involvement, The Foundation was Read More

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April 21, 2013

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. We take old, donated furniture and sell it in the ReStore. We may sell the piece as is, but we Read More

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April 14, 2013

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. The Athens Orthopedic Read More

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March 20, 2013

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! On April 5th, Read More

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March 5, 2013

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. Pastor Edward Bolen has allowed Read More

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February 25, 2013

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.” This particular home is being built Read More

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February 11, 2013

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 Read More

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December 17, 2012

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 Read More

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December 3, 2012

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! The parade begins at 7:00 pm at the corner of Doughtery and Pulaski street downtown!

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November 25, 2012

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, you can either be a general volunteer or Read More

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November 19, 2012

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. We decided that in order to rejuvenate this area, as well as the people who live in it, that we would Read More

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November 11, 2012

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? Armistice Day was first proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson on Read More

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November 5, 2012

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! All of our volunteers were equipped with hard hats and tool belts, along with tons of flyers and beads to Read More

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October 31, 2012

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 Ugga, and we want to go ahead and thank all of our volunteers for helping us on this Read More

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October 22, 2012

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

All in all, our 5th Annual Jittery Joe’s Fall Classic Century was a lot of fun and made for an amazing day! We would like to give a huge thanks to all of our sponsor’s for making this event possible: Jittery Joe’s, The Athens-Banner Herald, Clif Bar, Flagpole, Terrapin Brewery, Academy Sports, The Oconee Leader, Read More

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