COVID-19 FRONTLINE ASSISTANCE FUND

Each donation helps local workers facing economic adversity during this pandemic.

 The Ark is Athens’ frontline of response as the need for emergency financial assistance soars.    

                                                                   How you’re helping Athens

The pandemic continues to affect thousands of workers in our community. Businesses are cutting hours and laying off employees

in order to survive the economic slowdown. Employees continue to test positive for COVID or have to quarantine due to exposure 

to the virus at their workplace. Single parents are faced with a summer with few childcare options; ACC Summer Camps have significantly reduced the number of camper spaces available, childcare resources are stretched thin.

Here's what one of our neighbors had to say about their experience with The Ark:

"On the behalf of me and my family we would like to say Thank You for the help your center has given us and the rest of the community, the love is overwhelming! Again Thank You from the bottom of my heart"

-from a father of 5, whose hours were cut due to COVID slowdown

The Ark is here, now, as it has been for the past 30 years:   Athens’ most consistent and reliable resource for families facing financial crisis.   We need you to stand with us on the front lines.  Your donation supports The Ark as it faces the prospect of historic demands for its services. 

Join us on the frontline – it’s your chance to make history.  Thank you for your compassion. 

Every gift matters...

one person, one donation, one life changed!
Donations can be online by clicking the Donate link above

or received by mail made payable to The Ark:
640A Barber Street
Athens, GA 30601

Charitable Deduction Expanded:


The CARES Act includes a provision that makes charitable contributions easier to deduct. Taxpayers can now deduct $300 of cash contributions to charity for those claiming the standard deduction. If deductions are itemized, then all charitable deductions are claimed as itemized deductions.  This provision is permanent and is not just for the 2020 tax year.

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