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.
VENDOR TABLES ARE BACK!
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 Foundation(Click here). Choose "Athens Area Stand Down" from the list to donate to us.
NEW THIS YEAR - 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 3rd and 4th, 2023 at the Athens Area Fairgrounds at the junior fair white building over the hill from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. these two days. We are not accepting used clothes due to flu concerns.
The following items are requested (in 2023):
50 3-in-one body wash
50 hand warmers
50 towels & Washcloths
30 pairs of men’s and women's winter socks
150 flashlights with batteries
50 pairs of gloves
155 first aid kits
75 (6-load) laundry detergent
If you wish to donate items, or 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.
Thank you to Thom Stevenson and the Ohio University Patton College of Education for donating their time, effort and resources to provide lunch for the event this 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
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-Noon. Veterans and Public admitted Noon-2pm.
Helping those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Athens Area Stand Down
Athens County Fair Grounds
Friday, October 6, 2023
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.