Community Services

Canned Food Drive

  • Drive to collect food for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia
  • Goal: Getting items (both food and toiletries) to those who may not be able to afford the bare necessities

Animal Welfare Drive

  • Creates display of pets of Libraries' staff
  • Works with Community Services Coordinator to collect goods for local animal welfare groups
  • Groups include the Athens Area Humane Society and Athens-Clarke County Animal Control
  • Goal: draw attention to the issues of homeless pets both locally and nationally

Athens School Supplies Drive

  • Organizes collection of school supplies for the children of Athens-Clarke County, which are distributed to participating schools
  • Goal: get school supplies to those in need

Winter Holiday Charity Fundraiser

  • Past charities have included Toys for Tots, Joyce Ervin and Open Hearts of Athens, and clothing drives
  • Volunteers are needed to assist the Community Services Coordinator with the gift shopping and wrapping
  • Goal: provide items to local families who would otherwise go without