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Re-VITA-lize Athens by Volunteering to Prepare Taxes

ATHENS, Ga. – Jan. 17, 2017 – Action Ministries seeks volunteers willing to serve in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, an IRS initiative that provides no-cost tax preparation to low-income people, the elderly and disabled. The VITA program

Posted in Athens, Press Releases

Action Ministries to Host Free Tax Return Prep in Three Locations

In Georgia, which ranks ninth in the nation for poverty rate, there are large numbers of low-income families who lack access to certified, IRS-trained tax preparers and fail to claim important tax credits. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free

Posted in Athens, Covington, Event, Gainesville

Our Daily Bread in Athens Collecting Donations for Hygiene Kits Until Dec. 16

On Wednesday, Dec. 21, Our Daily Bread will serve its annual Christmas meal at First Baptist Church in downtown Athens. Because Athens is so blessed with organizations that have expertise in gift giving, we plan to give each of our

Posted in Athens

Raise the Roof on Action Ministries Sunday, Dec. 4

Action Ministries Sunday is Dec. 4, 2016! We at Action Ministries are excited about this special annual opportunity to tell our story and engage the North Georgia United Methodist Conference with their neighbors in need. On any given night, there are

Posted in Athens, Atlanta, Covington, Event, Feed the Hungry, Gainesville, Housing, Rome, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Dine Out, Do Good with Action Ministries on Nov. 10

The second annual Dine Out, Do Good fundraiser, a highly anticipated day of good food for a good cause, is coming again to the Northeast region (Athens)! Participating restaurants will donate 10 percent of their proceeds from Nov. 10 to Life-Changing Action Ministries programs in our

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GED Prep Classes in Athens Help Break Down Barriers to Overcoming Poverty

One of the ways that Action Ministries helps those in the Athens community is through our GED preparation classes. These classes are designed to assist our client-partners in preparing to take the GED or to just become more confident in

Posted in Athens, Blog

How a Church Fire Sparked Congregational Growth

The Rev. Lisa Caine has some advice for church leaders looking to fill their pews. “If you want to grow a church,” she said, “burn it.” Hers is the voice of experience. On April 15, 2013, an electrical fire torched

Posted in Athens, News

Your Fest Supports Childhood Hunger Relief in Athens

Athens came out to Terrapin on Saturday, Aug. 20, to eat pizza, drink Terrapin, and listen to performers like Wrenn, all for a good cause: to help end childhood hunger and raise awareness for Action Ministries’ Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program.

Posted in Athens, Blog

Rise and Shine: Second Annual Life-Changers Breakfast Set for Oct. 14

Purchase tickets here! Join us for the second annual Rise and Shine Life-Changers breakfast on Oct. 14, 2016, from 8 until 10 a.m. at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot. The keynote speaker will be Sen. Johnny Isakson, and facilitating the event is

Posted in Athens, Atlanta, Covington, Event, Gainesville, Rome

Your Pie to Host First-Ever Your Fest Celebration in Athens, Georgia

When Drew French founded Your Pie, his mission was simple: Do every small thing with passion and greatness. That’s why, for years, French had always dreamed about giving back to a community that had supported and embraced his brand from

Posted in Athens, News