Our Response

An Athens Church response to COVID-19

We’re in the middle of difficult days for our city. Fear and uncertainty seems to be everywhere we look, and it’s during times like these help is needed more than ever. Because we know there are so many needs, but we also know there are so many people who want to help! Because of that, our team has reached out to local nonprofit partners in the city and asked them how we can help. Below you’ll find lists of some of the nonprofit partners and the needs we are looking to help meet during this time. Check out the list below and see how you can help!

Partners

The Ark

Need: In need of healthy volunteers to help manage the phones, interview neighbors in need of financial assistance via phone, and assist with food bank distribution in the coming weeks.

Want to help meet this need? Email The Ark today!

Athens Community Council on Aging

Need: Emergency Funds to provide meals and commodities, toilet paper since our seniors can’t find toilet paper nor do they have the option to visit several stores to get it.

Want to help meet this need? Email Athens Community Council on Aging today!

Books For Keeps

Need: In need of volunteers to create videos for their YouTube read-aloud series. Find out how you can do this here!

Want to help meet this need? Email Books For Keeps today!

Brightpaths

Need: Diapers, wipes, formula, and snacks/food for their school-aged children.

Want to help meet this need? Email Brightpaths today!

Butterfly Dreams Farm

In need of the following items for sensory activities that will be given to kids who would normally be receiving therapy – 15 qt latch boxes, washable paint, disposable plastic clear, sauce cups, colored cardstock, small plastic toys, gallon size ziplock bags, children’s books, paint brushes.

Want to help meet this need? Email Butterfly Dreams Farm today!

Chosen For Life

Need: Gift cards to local restaurants for foster families, ‘Thank you’ notes are welcomed to be sent to DFCS staff as they continue to support child safety and well being throughout this time, and help providing groceries for families experiencing lost wages and employment insecurity.

Want to help meet this need? Email Chosen For Life today!

City of Hope Athens

Need: In need of money for supplies or items for weekend food bags to feed children in Clarke County Schools. We also need volunteers to assemble food bags and distribute them at a central location TBD.

Want to help meet this need? Email City of Hope Athens today!

Mercy Health Clinic

Need: Meals for staff lunches, because they are unable to leave most days because of the work load. Also considering care packages for our patients with items like wipes, soap and hand sanitizer.

Want to help meet this need? Email Mercy Health Clinic today!

Our Daily Bread Community Kitchen

Need: Donations to provide meals & supplies for Blessing Bags (bags filled with hygiene items). Details can be found here.

Want to help meet this need? Email Our Daily Bread today!

Salvation Army

Need: Cleaning products; Clorox, Clorox wipes, disinfectant sprays, gloves, hand soap, hand sanitizers, towels, hand towels, and kitchen towels for the shelter as they stay open 24/7.

Want to help meet this need? Email The Salvation Army today!

The Sparrow's Nest

Need: In need of items for hygiene kits & non-perishable canned goods such as pop top spaghetti, ravioli, chicken noodle, etc… also fruit cups, chips, pudding, and bottled waters.

Want to help meet this need? Email The Sparrow’s Nest today!