The Blog

August 19, 2013

Athens Habitat Opens a New ReStore!

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity will be opening a brand new ReStore on Atlanta Highway! The new ReStore is set to open on August 20th, 2013. The Habitat Affiliate has decided to expand its thrift store operation so that it may reach more people in the Athens community. The current ReStore at 532 Barber St. Read More

August 5, 2013

Athens Habitat Welcomes New Germans!

We are so excited to welcome the arrival of three new German helpers at our organization! Tom, Peter, and Lennart will spend the next year helping us out at our ReStore and at our build sites. We picked them up from the airport on Friday night and, even though they were tired from travelling and Read More

June 23, 2013

EHARP Provides Ramps for People in Need

When most people think of Habitat for Humanity they think of affordable homes built for deserving families. There is a reason for this; the homeownership program is the reason Habitat exists. Habitat is dedicated to provide simple, decent, affordable housing to hard-working families in the Athens Area. But what happens to the families who already Read More

June 10, 2013

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity to Break Ground on a New Home

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity will break ground on its 78th house in the Athens community on Saturday, June 22nd at 8:30 am at 140 Carpenters Circle. This house will be the fourth addition to Carpenter’s Circle, a Habitat community that will ultimately consist of seven houses located off Burney Street. We are building this Read More

May 22, 2013

Helping Those Affected by Tornadoes

On May 15th thirteen tornados ripped through Granbury, Texas. Trinity Habitat for Humanity, located in Forth Worth, helped build many of the 110 homes in the low-income area that was affected the most. Most of the 61 Habitat homes in the area were either damaged or destroyed, including a home that was to be dedicated Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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!

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