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Lydia’s Place invites you to participate in the first annual Hope Drive. Many students face financial barriers to reaching their goals and potential we are committed to removing these obstacles. For example, hiring a tutor, taking driving lessons, receiving eye exams, reading glasses, and dental care.  Hope Drive funds will make a direct impact on a student. Will you be a part of breaking down barriers for these deserving young people?

 Hope Drive is a fun and exciting way to get school-age kids involved with Lydia’s Place. Youth groups, Beta Clubs, sports teams, small groups, classes at school, or your bible study can all participate in the Hope Drive.

How does it work? I’d be happy to tell you. 

  1. Register yourself or your team 
  2. Attend the kick-off event on Friday, March 31st, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (565 Jerry Smith Drive Unit #1 Watkinsville GA 30677)
    1. Learn about Lydia’s Place’s mission
    2. Games
    3. Laughter
    4. Pizza
    5. Receive your fundraising kit 
  3. Between March 31st and April 22nd, you can fundraise any way you like!
    1. Each participant has a goal of raising $200 in recurring monthly donations (for example: 4 people giving $50 a month, 8 people giving $25 a month)
  4.  Keep track of your donations on your individual participant page
  5. Attend the Wrap-Up Party at Lydia’s Place on Saturday, April 22nd, too celebrate all we have accomplished. Oh, and something about awards 🙂 
    1. Award for raising the most recurring monthly donations: A brand new HP Chromebook laptop! 
    2. Award for raising the most money total: $145 in gift cards to places like Chick-fil-a and Target & a 20 item shopping spree in the Lydia’s Place Boutique 
    3. Award for the group that collectively raises the most money: 4 Free passes to Showtime Bowl, 6 free passes to Athens Skate Inn, and a 30inch, 52 slice “The Big One” pizza from Fox’s Pizza Den.

Some fun fundraiser ideas: Car wash, bake sale, field day event, kickball tournament, pie your youth minister (if you raise ## amount you’ll pie your youth minister :D), or yard sale. I’m sure you have some good ideas too! Work on your own or with your group. There is so much fun to be had! 

  • Anyone can participate in this event – individuals and adults as well

Lydia’s Place serves young adults between the ages of 17 and 24 who’ve experienced foster care or housing insecurity while promoting their growth to independence. Next year Habitat for Humanity will begin construction on Micah’s Creek, a multi-home community in Athens. Lydia’s Place will be the recipient of fifteen, two bedroom bungalows that will allow us to serve an additional 30 students, almost triple our capacity!

Housing - Lydia's Place has eight apartments in Athens, four two-bedrooms on the west side and four and three bedrooms on the east side of downtown Athens.

Mentorship - Each student in our program will be matched with an appropriate mentor.

Independent living skills training - Elevate is our independent living skill training, we hold classes two Wednesdays a month.

Accountability - Our first-class staff and interns make sure each student in our program receives one-on-one attention and care to help them achieve their goals.

Support and Direction - Each participant in our program must be working toward or enrolled in secondary education, we help them navigate that journey and support them along the way.