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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.


HELP! We are seeking a business/group to donate lunch for the visitors and volunteers (about 250 people). If interested please message us! Typically we have had hot dogs/hamburgers or box lunch with chips & drink. Anything along those lines would be greatly appreciated! Lunch is typically 11:00 am-1:00 pm. The event is October 6, 2023 at the Athens County Fairgrounds


Please Note:  Due to COVID-19

supplies will be limited to "new"

general items and one size fits all

 apparel only.


There are no donation boxes this year due to COVID concerns. 


Money donations are accepted through our partner, the Athens Foundation (Click here). Choose "Athens Stand Down Fund" from the drop down menu when donating to ensure it reaches us.  We can then by items in bulk.   Thank you!

We have a very long "wish-list"

of "new" items we would like to

provide our attendees.

These items are considered

high-demand items:

Drop off of the following donated items will be accepted on OCTOBER 3rd and 4th, 2023 at the Athens Area Fairgrounds at the white building over the hill from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. these two days. We are not accepting used clothes due to COVID concerns. 


The following items are requested (in 2022):


110 3-in-one bodywashes

135 hand warmers

150 blankets

155 towels

110 pairs of men’s socks (based on putting in 2 pair….we have 155)

155 flashlights

80 pairs of gloves

155 first aid kits

160 (6- load) laundry detergent

150 toothpaste (based on having “1 box”)…preferably full size

110 Winter jackets all sizes

We are not having information tables this year because of covid concerns.  However agencies may drop off pamphlets/items October 3 & 4 as well to be handed out in information bags. We do need about 200 bags donated to put the items in as well.  Thank you!




Athens Area Stand Down is a volunteer driven event. We depend on the donation of time, money and resources to help combat homelessness in Athens County.
Find out how
you can help.

Just a reminder that because of COVID concerns, for our safety and for the safety of our participants, buses will NOT be accommodated and will NOT be able to participate in the Athens Stand Down event this year.

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

Thank you to our Supporters!

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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-12pm. Veterans and Public  admitted 12pm-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 6, 2023

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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