Thank you for becoming a Friend of the Athens Community Council on Aging! It is only through community support, like yours, that we have continued to thrive. Now more than ever, we need your support!

With the reduction of critical programmatic funding streams, we are facing extraordinary losses. ACCA will need significant philanthropic support to sustain the expansion of our emergency food relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your support is much needed and greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting ACCA, our mission and our seniors in need.

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ACCA IN ACTION DURING COVID-19

ACCA Emergency Food Relief- By the Numbers

  • 169,623 emergency food relief meals provided since March 16th
  • 2,714 people served including ACCA’s existing clients, older adults within the community and Athens Eats Together recipients
  • 8,550 safety checks and buddy calls made

As the COVID-19 public health crisis emerged, ACCA ensured that those we serve, those who are the most vulnerable to the virus, would be cared for. In 48 hours, we closed a majority of our 14 programs and shifted daily operations with an abundance of caution, compassion, and, most importantly, action. We quickly transitioned our service delivery model into one critical mission with a pledge to our community that no senior will be left behind.

As the COVID-19 pandemic became prevalent, we focused our resources on the following three critical areas:

Providing food and basic needs:

  • Continuation and expansion of the Meals on Wheels program
  • Commodity and grocery drive-thru pick-up at the ACCA campus
  • Transportation rides to critical medical appointments

Daily Safety Checks:

  • Daily phone calls by our case managers and trained staff to those we serve ensuring that they are well, feel safe and have everything that they need

Virtual opportunities for older adults to have social connection:

  • We are linking those we serve to community volunteers to provide notes of reassurance, share children’s artwork and other creative ways to ensure that seniors know that their entire community is behind them.

ACCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All gifts are tax deductible, and you will receive a receipt for your records.


Traditional Giving Options

Monthly Gifts          1967 Legacy          Non-Cash Donations          Corporate Sponsorship

Here is what your donation can provide:

$25
per month

3 meals for a homebound older adult, delivered by a friendly Meals on Wheels volunteer

A fan to help keep an older adult cool during the hot Georgia summer, or an electric blanket to stay warm in the winter

A bag of groceries for an older adult on the Meals on Wheels waiting list

$50
per month

A microwave for a Meals on Wheels participant

A day of care at Adult Day Health for someone with dementia

6 meals for a homebound older adult, delivered by a friendly Meals on Wheels volunteer

$100
per month

Rides for 10 older adults to medical appointments, the pharmacy and grocery store

14 meals for a homebound older adult, delivered by a friendly Meals on Wheels volunteer

10 days of wellness programming, socialization and lunch for an older adult in our Center for Active Living+

 


Monthly Gifts

Monthly Gifts are an easy, automatic way to support ACCA. Monthly giving provides you with a convenient, customizable, and environmentally friendly way to support ACCA’s mission that works with your budget and schedule.  These regular donations ensure consistent funding allowing your donation to go where it is needed most.

To set up your monthly gift click on the Donate button to access our secure payment portal and select the amount and frequency of donations that work for you. After your first donation ACCA will automatically charge your card based on the preferences you’ve selected.

If you wish to make any changes to your recurring gift please call 706-549-4850 and we will gladly accommodate you.  You will receive a year-end tax receipt each January.

To make a gift by mail send a check or money order payable to ACCA to 135 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA  30601.

To make a gift by phone or if you have questions, please call 706-549-4850.

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1967 Legacy Gifts

Named for the year of the Athens Community Council on Aging’s founding, 1967 Legacy donors invest in the success of our first 50 years by making an annual leadership gift of $1,967. This gift has a lasting and sustaining impact, leading ACCA into its next 50 years.

Legacy gifts support our general operations allowing us to be flexible and proactive, directing support where its most needed.

As a 1967 Legacy donor, you will:

  • be recognized and honored as a 1967 Legacy donor
  • receive invitations to special events and opportunities
  • receive special correspondence from our board and leadership team updating you on ACCA news and other relevant trends impacting our work
  • receive a 1967 Legacy Welcome Packet

Together, we can ensure a healthy, safe and independent life for all older adults in our community.

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Non-Cash Donations

ACCA accepts a variety of non-cash donations and support. For a list of our most frequently requested items, please visit our Amazon WishList.

We are also able to accept donations of stocks.

Additionally, we have annual gift events to collect holiday gifts for older adults, school supplies for children in our Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program, and holiday meal items through our TurkeyPalooza campaign. Please visit our Events page for more information.

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Corporate Sponsorship

We are grateful to the local businesses and organizations that choose to demonstrate their commitment to our mission through a corporate sponsorship. Sponsorship packages are available in a range of amounts, and we would love to talk with you about these options. Please call 706-549-4850 to discuss further.

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