The Blog

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

December 03, 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!

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

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

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

November 05, 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

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

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

October 09, 2012

Eat, Drink, House Many

On October 17th Square One 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 Read More

October 02, 2012

We’re Looking for Volunteers!

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 Read More

October 01, 2012

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity Celebrates World Habitat Day

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. This year, World Habitat Day is Monday, October 1. By advocating for universal decent housing, we seek to Read More

September 23, 2012

Our 5th Annual Jittery Joe’s Fall Classic Century Bike Ride is coming!

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 race, 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- Read More

September 18, 2012

Changing the Community One House at a Time

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 Read More

September 09, 2012

We’ve made progress on our Beau Harvey Habitat Home!

Ever since July 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 our plot of land at Tillman Place. Each house will be “eco-friendly” certified by EarthCraft, a green building certification program. So far, we have Read More

August 06, 2012

Athens Area Habitat Humanity commemorates a year after Beau Harvey passes away

July 27th marked 1 year since the death of Beau Harvey, a beloved former employee. We have since begun construction on a house that we have dedicated in his honor. With the help of volunteers and the Harvey family, we have constructed the foundation as well as exterior and interior walls. A special thanks to Read More