Wondering what to do with the gov’t stimulus money that magically appeared in your bank account? If you’re financially stable, you may want to consider donating all or part of it to one or more of these local organizations and nonprofits, which are working to help those in our community who need it the most.
Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition and their Support for Immigrant Families in Crisis fund. Your donation will go to Support for Immigrant Families in Crisis (SIFIC) due to Covid illness and/or job loss. SIFIC’s Fondo Solidario has been distributing funds weekly since April 1 2020. Your donation will pay vitally needed rent and utilities. Three ways TO DONATE –
VIA WEBSITE: https://www.athensimmigrantrights.org/community-support/
MAIL CHECK: to SIFIC (memo, ACC CARES), 452 N. Billups St, Athens GA 30606
Bigger Vision Homeless Shelter provides a safe place to sleep and food for people experiencing homelessness.
Food Bank of NE GA With more than 25 years of experience serving the community, the Food Bank distributed more than 13 million pounds of food last year to our fourteen county service area, through more than 225 partner organizations. For every $1 the Food Bank receives, they are able to distribute 4 meals.
Athens Community Council on Aging “ACCA Emergency Food Relief – By the Numbers
• 325,861 emergency food relief meals provided since March 16th
• 9,457 people served including ACCA’s existing clients, older adults within the community and Athens Eats Together recipients
• 11,500 safety checks, driveway visits and buddy calls made
We are concentrating ACCA’s resources into the meals-on-wheels model of service delivery, focusing on three areas: food and basic needs, security checks and virtual social connections for all we serve.”
Athens Area Homeless Shelter housed local families and provides many additional resources to help them get back on their feet. In addition, they help local families with food, grocery & school supplies, rent & utility assistance, and childcare. https://www.helpathenshomeless.org/donate
Mercy Health Center: Provides free healthcare for uninsured, low-income people in our community. https://mercyhealthcenter.net/donate.html
Family Connections of Athens -Communities in Schools: “We are in the field, interacting with kids, students and families, building vital relationships and serving their needs on a day-to-day basis. Our Neighborhood Leaders to work with residents in 16 different neighborhoods to help them access services and resources.”
Athens Mutual Aid provides funds, food and other needed things directly to people affected by COVID, without the hassles or restrictions of a nonprofit.
Venmo @mutualaidathens to have your money go directly towards helping an individual struggling during this time meet their needs (rent, groceries, etc.)
You can find out more about them here: https://www.athensmutualaid.net/