Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer at the Shelter!
Join us in cheering on
 the Classic City Roller Girls 
on July 19th to benefit AAHS! 
Purchase tickets today. 

Thank You to Our Loyal Donors, Partners, and Volunteers!

Advoparr, Inc., American Pest Control, Ashford Church, Athens Academy, Athens Area Association of Realtors, J.L. and E. Barton, CC of Israel, Charter Communications, DanceFX Athens, First AME Church, First Baptist Church of Athens, Halloran Masonry, Inc., Hill Chapel Church, UGA Hillel's Challah for Hunger, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, JJ Harris Elementary School, June B. Cawthon, Lone Star Builders,
Living Waters Church, My House Athens, Nancy Travis Childcare Project, Northeast Georgia Presbyterian Church, Orkin Pest and Termite Control, Pathfinders, Inc., The Catholic Center at UGA, Water 911, Women's Ministry of
Ebenezer Baptist Church West, Woodruff Foundation

Trivia Battle Success

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Trivia Battle! We raised enough for five young children to attend daycare and seven elementary age children to attend summer camp. Special thanks to the Porterhouse Grill for being incredible hosts!

Shop for AAHS!

Save money at businesses and restaurants across the Athens-Clarke County! Each purchase helps fund local organizations, including AAHS. Get yours today!

Signing up for Kroger Community Rewards  allows you to support the shelter with every grocery run!

Thank You to Our Shelter Providers

Lew and JoBeth Allen, Hortense Bates, Tamara Bowman, Elizabeth Bryant, Emily Carr and Dale Hoyt, Samanta Carvalho, Charlsie Churchwell, E. Scott Coulter, Larry B. Dendy, Andrea Dennis, Will and Tommie Farmer, Paul Heald, John and Ruth Hocking, Thomas P. Holland, Patrick and Stephanie Jones, James and Nancy Kissane, Margaret Leary, Eric Loffland, Bryan and Alison McCullick, Julia A. Nathanson, Michael Odom, Stanley and Maxine Peaks, Kathy Prescott, Lucy W. Rainey, Jeffrey and Jane Rattray, Martha Schimmel, Paula J. Schwanenflugel and William B Whitman, Catherine and Allen Seymour, Joel Siebentritt and Carter Vest, Nancy Sims, Tim Smalley, Brad and Jane Smith, Patrick Snead, Charlton Stewart, Alice Vernon, Eleanor Walker, Jennifer and John Wares, Stephanie Weldon, Natalie Wellman, Juergen Wiegel
Dear friends and family of AAHS, 

Wow - what a summer we're having here at the shelter and in all of our programs!  Halfway through the year and we've already provided services to over 500 individuals in Athens Clarke County!   AAHS is so much more than a shelter - our programs attack poverty from all angles, and all of our services work hard to stabilize at-risk families.

Our All My Money financial literacy program has really taken flight! In the first year, we've provided 45 families with individualized financial education.  Not only that, in partnership with Action Ministries andThe ARK, we've provided group money management classes and general financial information sessions to well over 200 individuals!  Collaboration is truly a powerful tool in creating positive change in our community.  

Meanwhile, our Going Home program has supported 40 families so far this year in securing safe and stable housing. We kicked off a new donation program of Going Home Kits - please take a moment to watch this video. Our employment program, JobTREC, served over 100 people this year despite taking a funding hit.  And last but certainly not least - our Almost Home shelter program has a full house right now, with moms bustling to work and school, and newborns to teenagers in day camp and day care.  Life is BUSY here at AAHS! Despite living in shelter, our kiddos get to have a healthy summertime experience, thanks to grants from partners like The Nancy Travis Childcare Project, and local businesses like Porterhouse Grill and Full Contact Trivia for making our trivia fundraiser possible.  Thank you, Athens.  

Most recently we worked with Interfaith Hospitality Network to provide a mutual client with new dentures.  With a healthy mouth and new-found self confidence, this client will be ready to tackle the work world!  Again, collaboration is a powerful tool and we at AAHS are proud of all of our partnerships.

If you're reading this note, then you are one of our partners. You've contributed your time or your money to the families that we assist, and you are a part of each success.  Thank you so very much.  

One final shout out: our very own Classic City Rollergirls are donating proceeds from their bout on July 18th to AAHS! Please come out and cheer on our girls, and know that your ticket price is helping your community.  What could be better? Lots of fun for a great cause!  I look forward to seeing you there.

Shea Post, Executive Director

Save the Date

Dinner Spots Still Open

Our July and August dinner calendar has plenty of open dates. Make it a community effort and bring your family, church group, or co-workers with you for an evening of cooking for our residents!

Summer Childcare Opportunities

Love to play with kids? Help keep our children occupied this summer by signing up as a volunteer babysitter!

Gardeners Needed

Summer is the perfect opportunity for volunteers with green thumbs to share their skills with AAHS! Find the perfect time to come by.

Our Wishlist

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Support AAHS by purchasing items from our Amazon Wishlist

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Link your Amazon account with AAHS and automatically support us with every purchase!

Become a Shelter Provider!
·  Visit to participate through PayPal  OR
·  Contact your bank to have a direct deposit sent each month OR
·  Fill out and return the form below. 
YES! I want to be a Shelter Provider! 
I authorize my bank to transfer each month the amount selected:
$5         $10       $15       $20       $25       Other_____
Please write a check for your first shelter provider gift.
Beginning the 2nd month, your bank will receive notice to charge your account
Name:               ________________________________________
Address:            ________________________________________
City, State, Zip:  ________________________________________

My authorization to charge my account at my bank shall be the same as if I had personally signed a check to AAHS. This authorization shall remain in effect until I notify my bank or AAHS in writing that I wish to end this agreement and my bank or AAHS has had reasonable time to act on it, or until my bank or AAHS has sent me ten days written notice that they will end this agreement. A record of each charge will be included in my regular bank statement and will serve as my receipt.

cut out and return with check to 620 Barber Street, Athens, GA 30601