Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis we've faced many new challenges as a community. Here at Athens Area Homeless Shelter we're known for innovating, bobbing, and weaving to keep working toward safe, stable housing for every child and that has remained our guiding principle. As of August 2021, we've provided emergency shelter, housing, and rental assistance to 50 families. That's 116 children and 67 adults this year alone! Rather than close our doors in response to the pandemic, we opened them wider to help those most in need. We continue to work to shelter and support families experiencing homelessness through our three evidence-based programs and we will soon be moving families back into our Barber Street shelter after a year of providing healthy and safe shelter through a hotel partnership. You know what else we're super proud of? Because of our proactive measures to protect families during the pandemic, we haven't experienced an outbreak as a result of close contact in shelter. All this was made possible by our innovative staff & board, your support, and incredible local partnerships.  

 

While we wish we could all gather in person for our Annual Harvest fundraise, we get the chance to rally support for families in our virtual format for a second year in a row. Just like last year - we're going virtual! Through our Harvest 2021 virtual event you'll get the chance to support local families, local restaurants, and local stores all through our Culinary Catchall Drawing and Virtual Silent Auction. It's a win-win-win! Thank you so much for your support!

Get your Holiday shopping done! Our online auction is OPEN and bidding ends Friday November 5 at 11:59pm! You'll need to set up a simple account to bid. Click here to register and place your bids! If you'd like to bid outside the system or with check, please email oamato@helpathenshomeless.org the item you're bidding on and the amount you'd like to bid. You can also email her with any auction questions! Happy Bidding and thank you for your support!

Virtual Auction

 
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Support Local Restaurants

Thanks to your generosity we have met our goal (and surpassed it!) for the Culinary Catchall! Get your tickets for your chance to win the First, Second or Third prize baskets of local gift certificates! 

Purchase Culinary Catchall Tickets

Culinary Catchall

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1 Ticket for $5
5 Ticket for $20

Purchase your Culinary Catchall tickets to win 52 giftcards to local restaurants! That's right - you can eat out once a week for free for a YEAR! It's the best drawing in town and all the proceeds go to support our 3 programs for families moving from homelessness to stable housing. Tickets are $5 for one ticket and $20 for 5 tickets! Get yours today and make sure to check back November 5 to hear who won!

Winner will be drawn at 9pm the evening of November 5, the final night of our Virtual Silent Auction.

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