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.
Please Note: Due to COVID-19
supplies will be limited to "new"
general items and one size fits all
There are no donation boxes this year due to COVID-19. Money can be donated 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.
NO BUSES ALLOWED
Just a reminder that because of COVID-19, 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.
We have a very long "wish-list"
of "new" items we would like to
provide our attendees.
These items are considered
Drop off of the following donated items will be accepted on Sept. 27 & Sept. 28, 2021 at the Athens Area Fairgrounds at the white building over the hill from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 pm. each day.
The following items are requested:
Women's Gloves, Hats/Caps
Men's Gloves and Winter Socks
Toiletries - 3 in 1 body wash shampoo/conditioner
Travel Size Laundry Detergent
First Aid Kits / Items - band-aids, antiseptic cream
Flashlights (with batteries please)
Inflatable Travel Pillows
Hours: 10am - 12pm
Service Verification Required
12pm - 2pm
Open to the Public & Veterans
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.
Helping those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Athens Area Stand Down
Athens County Fair Grounds
Friday, October 1, 2021
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.