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A way for our community
to support the homeless
and those at risk of homelessness


To provide those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness the resources they need to address their problems and rebuild their lives.



We are having information tables back this year!  The Registration link is at the top of this page.  Please bring your own table (one allowed - 8 ft max) and chairs. 



              NO BUSES ALLOWED

Due to Flu concerns, for our safety and for the safety of our participants.


May be made can be made through our partner the  Athens County Foundation -

(Link Here) & search "Athens Area Stand Down" if need be.  Any checks should have Athens Area Stand Down in the memo line for your donation to be directed to us. 

Bicycle Repair on site!

The Athens Bicycle Club is donating their time to make free repairs on bicycles at the event!  They are also giving away a bicycle at the event to a person in need!


We have a very long "wish-list"

of "new" items we would like to

provide our attendees

Drop off new donated on OCTOBER 2nd & 3rd, 2024 at the Athens County Fairgrounds Jr. Fair (white) building located just over the hill on left from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. these two days. We are not accepting used clothes at this time.  


The following items are requested in 2024:

  • 100  3-in-one body wash

  • 50 hand warmers

  • 50 blankets

  • 50 towels & washcloths

  • 30 pairs of men’s and women's winter socks

  • 20 L Men's Large Winter Coats

  • 20 XL Men's Winter Coats

  • 20 2XL Men's Winter Coats

  • 5 3XL Men's Winter Coats

  • 2 4XL Men's Winter Coats

  • 10 Women's Medium Winter Coats

  • 20 Women's XL Winter Coats

  • 20 Women's XXL Winter Coats

  • 150 flashlights with batteries or solar flashlights (preferred)

  • 25 pairs of Men's L winter gloves

  • 25 Pair Men's XL winter gloves

  • 50 Men's winter hats

  • 50 Women's Winter Hats

  • 100 pairs of Men's sox

  • 50 pairs Women's sox

  • 50 small blankets

  • 75 washcloths

  • 150 had towels

  • 150 first aid kits

  • 75 (6-load) laundry detergent boxes (No big bottles please - they need to be able to carry them where ever they go

  • 150 Small sunscreen SPF 8 and above

  • 150 Chapstick

  • 150 packs of sanitizer wipes

  • 100 small/medium toothpaste

If you wish to donate items, volunteer to help, or are a vendor wishing to set up a table, please tell us by Registering Here! Vendors please  bring your own table (8' max length) and chairs if you can and let us know you have your own when registering please.
Athens Area Stand Down is a volunteer driven event. We depend on donations of time, money and resources to help combat homelessness in Athens County.  Find out how you can help here.


Thank you to Thom Stevenson and the Ohio University Patton College of Education for donating their time, effort and resources to provide lunch last year!


Due to Flu Concerns:

- No used clothing donations are accepted.

Athens County Veterans can contact Athens on Demand to set up free rides to/from the event at 

Athens on Demand  (740) 597-2404

WOUB Article - June 6, 2023

Hours: 10am - 12pm
Veterans Only
Service Verification Required
12pm - 2pm
Open to Veterans & Public

Thank you to our Supporters!
2022                 2021

2020                            2019            
2018                             2017

Above is a map of event flow. Enter/Exit and parking in the field as shown. Veterans park closest to the track. Non-veterans park furthest from the track. There will be people from OU ROTC to direct you.  Check in at the tents.  Only Veterans admitted 10am-Noon. Veterans and Public  admitted Noon-2pm.

Athens Area Stand Down 
Helping those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
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Athens Area Stand Down

Athens County Fair Grounds

Friday, October 4, 2024

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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