Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dance! Eat and Drink! Raffle! Silent Auction!

Sound fun to you? Get your tickets today for Athens Area Homeless Shelter's
9th annual Harvest for the Homeless! 
Get ready to dance the night away to music by the Athens Swing Band; bid on great silent auction baskets from local retailers, entrepreneurs, and businesses; and don't forget to enter our raffle once or twice (or 10 times!) to win 52 gift certificates to area restaurants!

Event and Raffle tickets are available now at,
by calling 706-354-0423,
by emailing,
or by clicking the links right there to the right

We can't wait to spend the evening with you!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Athens Volunteer Fair

AAHS will be participating in the Athens Volunteer Fair on Thursday September 13 from 12-6! To learn about our volunteer and donation opportunities stop by the table!

originally seen at Online Athens

Fair offers information on volunteering

HandsOn Northeast Georgia will once again partner with the University of Georgia Center for Leadership and Service to put on the Athens Volunteer Fair from noon to 6 p.m. on Sept. 13 in the Grand Hall of the University of Georgia Tate Student Center.
Within each community there are those who give of themselves to others in need, but finding the right fit between volunteers and organizations can be difficult. The purpose of the volunteer fair is to offer the public an opportunity to find the right fit for their interests to enable them to give back to the community. Guests will be able to interact with representatives from 60 local agencies, gather information about volunteer opportunities and ask questions in person.
“The volunteer fair is a great opportunity to just see what’s out there and learn about the Athens community,” said Dawn Aiello, community programs director for Community Connection. “There will be organizations at the fair that work with a variety of community issues — families and children, hospice care, poverty, homelessness, education, disabilities, the environment and so much more.”
The UGA Center for Leadership and Service also will lead a panel discussion about careers in nonprofits from 11 a.m. to noon in Tate room 141.
Those that currently are seeking employment are encouraged to attend the fair and sign up to volunteer at an agency because volunteering is a signal to employers that you are actively increasing your skill set and gaining experience.
The volunteer fair not only is a chance for people to learn about the community and what agencies are doing to combat issues in the area, but also how to assist in those areas as well. “We hope to see community members, K-12 students and teachers, and folks affiliated with the institutions of higher education in Athens come to the fair to learn about how they can donate their time to the Athens community. We’re residents of this great town so we all have a responsibility to give back in the ways that we are able,” Aiello said.
Admission to the fair is free. Guests can park for free in the Tate Student Center parking garage.
For more information, call (706) 353-1313, ext. 231.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Summer Newsletter 2012

Check out what's been going on at the shelter this summer and get the scoop on what we've got coming up this fall!

Thanks for Getting the Outdoor Area Fall Ready!!

Thanks a bunch to the Georgia Students for Public Administration 
who came out and transformed the outdoor part of the shelter! 
They repainted picnic tables, cleaned up the outdoor play area, fixed up the garden areas, 
all along with some regular maintenance.
Our residents are really excited to enjoy the fall weather with their upgraded outdoor area!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Through an Open Window

Thanks so much to Project Safe, Inc and ARTini's for coming at AAHS so that our residents could participate in Through an Open Window

Residents were given blank canvas and asked to paint their emotions about any domestic violence they or their families may have experienced in the past.  

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and all Through an Open Window paintings will be showcased at ARTini's to raise awareness about domestic violence in our community. 


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Harvest for the Homeless is coming up!

Harvest for the Homeless 2012!  

Mark it on your calendars for  

Friday, November 2nd at the Classic Center in Athens!

Come join us for an evening cocktails, hor'doeuvres, dancing and fun fun fun!  
We'll have a silent auction featuring everything from getaways in the North Georgia mountains to an Athens Food Tour package, and the best raffle in town - 
dine out weekly on us for a year with 52 gift certificates to local restaurants!  
Plus a wine tasting and the Athens Swing Band and other fun - all benefiting the women and children here at Athens Area Homeless Shelter.  

Event tickets are $20, raffle tickets are $5 (or 5 for $20!); call 706-354-0423 or email us at for more information.