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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.