2016 Athens County Back to School

27 Jul

2016 Back to School Resource Guide Title

Lists Athens County Children Services “Back to School” Events, School Supply and Clothing Giveaways, School Start Days for Students, Thrift Stores, Donation Opportunities, Volunteer Opportunities, and Ohio Tax Holiday on School Supplies information.

For the latest Back to School Resource Guide, visit


August 2 – Blood Drive

27 Jul

EMERGENCY BLOOD DRIVE! Tue, 8/2/16, Athens Rec Center, 701 E State ST, 2PM to 8PM, 1-800-RED CROSS or redcrossblood.org


There is still an emergent need for blood. Give blood if you can and please share this information with friends, family, co-workers and use your social media to help spread the word.  Together we can alleviate this blood crisis.




Tuesday, August 2
Athens Recreation Center – 701 East State Street
2 pm to 8 pm

To Schedule an Appointment Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org



July 30 – School Backpack Giveaway

26 Jul

2016 07 30 Jason Reed Fdn Backpack Giveaways

Saturday, July 30, 2016     10 am-12 noon

Athens: 20 University Estates Boulevard

Glouster: Trimble High School

Nelsonville: Public Square

The Jason Reed Foundation is sponsoring a school backpack giveaway at three locations for Athens County K-12 students. All children must be accompanied by a parent.

July 28 – Edible Garden Weeds Workshop

25 Jul

Community Food Initiatives Logo

Many of the garden weeds we keep pulling are both useful and edible! Join Community Food Initiatives to learn the value of some common garden weeds and how to maximize their potential!

Workshop led by Kathy White will be held at the Westside Community Gardens, 400 West State Street, Athens. Rain will cancel.

Suggested $5 donation for the general public. Free to CFI Members.

July 25-29 – ACMS Summer Music Week

22 Jul

A music day camp for children entering grades 1-8 in the fall.

For more information, call 740-593-4241 or visit www.ohio.edu/acms.

July 23 – Diaper Shower Raffle Event

21 Jul

Help the Salvation Army help meet the diaper need in Athens County!

July 23, 2016     12 noon-4 pm

Athens Community Center, 701 East State Street, Athens

Games, food and raffle.

Admission is $5.00 or a donation of diapers.

Admission price waived if raffle ticket already purchased.

Questions? Call (740) 797-1305

Upcoming Athens Area Stand Down

19 Jul

2016 10 07 Stand Down Logo

Athens Area Stand Down
Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Athens County Fairgrounds | 286 W. Union Street, Athens

What is a Stand Down?
“Stand Down” is a military term that refers to taking a break from
being on the battlefield. “Stand Down” events refer to community-
based programs that help those who are homeless or at risk of
homelessness “combat” their problems and rebuild their lives.
Specialized services are provided exclusively to veterans. Many
social service agencies will be on hand to provide free information
and resources to both veterans and non-veterans.
Why should we have one?
We are hosting this event because the need is great. Our local
human service agencies and community organizations tell us the
need for helping both our homeless population and those at risk of homelessness is immense and only seems to increase.
Why are we writing you?
The Stand Down is volunteer-driven and depends on donations.
Because of this, we are inviting donations of money, time, resources
and services to make this regional event a success.  Our web site
has a list of some of the things we need and hope to provide.
NOTE: We are planning to serve 300 individuals on this day. You may
have other ideas of what to provide, and we welcome your feedback.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 394 other followers