Empty Stocking Fund

Empty Stocking Fund

The 2022 Empty Stocking Fund will open on December 2, 2022.

We will begin taking referrals to the fund again on December 2, 2022. Please do not submit a referral prior to December 2, 2022.

Click here to donate to the Empty Stocking Fund

The Athens-Banner Herald Empty Stocking Fund has been a source for local agencies to assist those in need in the Athens area for many years. Funds raised through the Empty Stocking campaign are used to help families at risk of eviction pay rent and take care of many other necessary expenses, including medical, power and water bills. Since 2018, we partnered with the Athens Area Community Foundation to handle all funds donated to assist those in need.

Who is eligible?  How do you submit referrals? How do you receive funds?



For individuals seeking support, please connect with the 211 hotline by dialing 2-1-1 or texting 898-211 on any phone.

We will begin taking referrals December 2.

Click here to submit a referral to the Empty Stocking Fund


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