Committee of 1000, 2018-19

With every house we build, every vacant apartment we renovate, a neighbor gains strength, stability, and independence. 

We do this together, because it is the only way it can be done.

If just one thousand people in a city give $80 each, a brand new 3-bedroom house can be built for a family, or 4 apartments can be renovated for individuals who would otherwise have no home. Together with you and other donors, Athens Area Habitat for Humanity has built nearly 90 houses and is currently working toward its 50th rental unit renovation.  But we can do more.

And with your help, we will do more.

Last year’s Committee, together with Thrivent Financial, renovated two homes which local families now call their own. This year’s Committee will join with the US Green Building Council of Georgia to spearhead the construction of highly efficient “kinda tiny” homes, including the first certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) home to go on the market in Athens.

And don’t forget, each $80 minimum contribution includes a ticket to our annual gala on Thursday, January 24th, 7-9 PM at the Foundry Ballroom in Athens, featuring Athens historian and DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond! Your donation is your invitation. If you have any questions, just give us a call at 706-715-6727.

Thank you!