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Ways you can make a difference now

Now, more than ever, organizations and people need our help as the impact of COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on so many individuals and helping organizations. However, safety must come first, so below is a list of remote engagement opportunities:

Athens-Based Organizations

AGE FRIENDLY ATHENS COUNTY

Contact: Rebecca Robison-Miller - millerr9@ohio.edu
Description of Needs: Community organizing, administrative assistance, research
 



ATHENS COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE PROGRAM

Websitehttps://www.athenscasa.org/
Address: 1 South Court Street, Athens, OH 45702
Phone: 740.592.3255
Contact: Jess Chadwell - jess@athenscasa.org     

Description of Needs:  Become a volunteer to advocate for children, fundraising, supply drives
Link to volunteer training information: https://www.athenscasa.org/apply
Make a donationhttps://www.athenscasa.org/donate
 



ATHENS COUNTY DOG SHELTER/FRIENDS OF THE SHELTER DOGS

Websitehttps://www.fosdathens.com/
Contact: Marishka Wile, fosdinfo@gmail.com
Address: Address: P.O. Box 576, Athens, OH 45701

Description of Needs:

  • Quality flea/tick prevention especially for dogs over 11lbs
  • Quality wormer
  • Dog treats (no rawhides please), collars and leashes, crates, enrichment toys
  • Dog walkers and event planners (based on COVID impact)
  • Donations to cover vet bills – see link below.

Make a donation: https://www.facebook.com/athensfosd/
 



ATHENS HOPE (HELPING OVERCOME SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER THROUGH PREVENTION & EDUCATION)

Websitehttps://www.athenshope.com/
Contact: Rebecca Robison-Miller-  millerr9@ohio.edu

Description of Needs: Project and administrative assistance; advocacy, research
 



GOOD WORKS

Website: http://good-works.net/
Contact: Keith Wasserman – email@good-works.net
Phone: 740.594.3339
Address: Multiple locations in Athens

Description of Needs: Volunteer needs: http://good-works.net/volunteer-opportunities/
Make a donationhttp://good-works.net/make-a-donation/
 



KIDS ON CAMPUS

Website: ohio.edu/kids
Contact: Jo Ellen Sherow – sherow@ohio.edu
Address: Multiple schools in Athens & Perry counties
Phone: 740.566.8555

Description of Needs: Winter supplies for school-aged children
 



MY SISTER’S PLACE, A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGENCY

Websitehttps://www.mspathens.org/
Contact: Kelly Cooke - kelly@mspathens.org

Description of Needs: Supplies/games, crossword and other puzzle books, adult coloring books, etc. 
 



SERENITY GROVE WOMEN’S RECOVERY HOME

Websitehttps://www.women4recovery.org/
Contact: Betsy Anderson, Executive Director – serenitygrovew4r@gmail.com
Address: P.O. Box 1194, Athens, OH 45701 
Phone: 740-592-1178

Description of needs:  Liquid laundry detergent and fabric softener, paper towels, toilet paper, Ziploc bags (all sizes), Saran wrap, aluminum foil, coffee (Maxwell House or Folgers). In the future, volunteers are always welcome, but unfortunately, not during COVID-19.
Make a monetary donationhttps://www.women4recovery.org/donate-1
 



SOUTHEAST OHIO YOUTH MENTORING

Website: https://www.seoyouthmentoring.org/
Contact: Dr. Jim Salzman -  jim.salzman@seoyouthmentoring.org
Address: 449 East State Street, Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.797.0037

Description of Needs: Mentor training, fundraising, holiday gift drive
 



UNITED SENIORS OF ATHENS COUNTY

Websitehttp://www.seorf.ohio.edu/~xx102/
Contact: Joyce Lewis - usac2004@yahoo.com
Address: 701 East State Street, Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.594.3535

Description of Needs: Remote administrative assistance