First of all, thanks so much to all of our supporters throughout the year! AAHS could not do what we do without your donations, time, and support. We are so grateful for all of you who participate in our volunteer opportunities, provide funding for the organization, and spend time with our residents.
We want to give you an update on our holiday opportunities this season:
We have had great success getting dinner volunteers for November and December! We're still looking for volunteers for the week between Christmas and New Years, as well as a few days scattered throughout December. For an up to date calendar of the dates that still need volunteers, please check out our volunteer page.
Our coat and blanket drive has been a great success so far! Thanks so much to all who have donated. We will continue to collect coats, blankets, and other warm items through mid December. Once all of our residents have been given warm items, the remainder will be distributed to the community through JobTREC and other organizations.
We are asking for gift cards to Target and Walmart so that our residents can go Christmas shopping for their families. If you are interested in donating gift cards to the shelter, please bring them by between 10 and 6 on weekdays up until December 16. You also can donate to our gift card fund here.
We are so proud of one of our twelve year old residents, who has been nominated for the People to People World Leadership Forum 2012. This opportunity allows her to spend four days in Washington DC attending programming for future leaders. We're so proud of her and look forward to seeing her succeed in this program. To donate to this cause, please click here.
AAHS has several new door knobs and curtain rods that need to be
installed. If you are skilled in home installations and repairs, please let us know! We want our residents to be proud of their living space, and little things like door knobs and curtains can make a huge difference! Please call or email us if you're interested in helping with this.
Thanks again for all you do to support Athens Area Homeless Shelter! We look forward to continuing to work with you in the coming months! If you have questions or ideas for volunteer opportunities you would like to share with us, please email email@example.com or call the office at 706-354-0423
The Athens Area Homeless Shelter team