How to Donate
Donating Money and Sponsorships
Donating funds is one of the most important ways to support those we serve. We rely on donations to provide materials and other services that cannot come from physical item donations. Historically, we rely on private donations from our community to keep our programs operational. Your donations keep our building safe and comfortable for our guests.
Many of our supporters choose to become one of our Bed Sponsors, which helps provide stable funding and allows us to plan more efficiently for the future. This form of sponsorship helps cover all of the costs associated with one or more beds for a specified length of time. Bed Sponsors can either donate monthly or send a lump sum to fund a bed for a set number of nights per year. We show our appreciation for our Bed Sponsors by offering them custom magnets to put on our beds, social media publicity, supporter badges on our website, and special recognition at our events. Learn more about our three sponsorship levels below!
If you would like to become a Bed Sponsor and donate via check, please include "Bed Sponsorship" in the memo line, or contact us directly at 706-340-6062 ext. 5.
All donations to Bigger Vision of Athens are tax deductible. All donors will receive a yearly tax receipt letter. Please contact us if you need your receipt sooner.
Sending a Check
Mail a check to:
Drop off a check at:
The Bigger Vision of Athens, Inc.
P.O. Box 8022
Athens, Georgia, 30603
95 North Avenue
Athens, Georgia, 30601
Bronze Bed Sponsorship
$25/month or $300/year
12 nights of shelter/year
Recognized by bed magnet and social media post
Silver Bed Sponsorship
$250/month or $3,000/year
182 nights of shelter/year
Recognized by custom bed magnet with chosen name and logo, photo opportunity around bed, and recognition on our website and social media.
Gold Bed Sponsorship
$500/month or $6,000/year
365 nights of shelter/year
Recognized by custom, standalone bed magnet with chosen name and logo, photo opportunity around bed, and recognition on our website and social media.
Gold sponsors also receive special recognition at our annual dinner and free tabling opportunities at our special events
All items, monetary donations, and sponsorships given by individuals, organizations, and businesses to Bigger Vision of Athens are tax deductible. We will provide you with a tax receipt at the time of your donation and at the end of the year.
Item donations from our community are essential to ensuring our guests and other people experiencing homelessness in Athens have their basic needs met. Every day from 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM, we distribute snacks, water, hygiene supplies, and other necessities to people who come to our door. We also provide these items to our guests who stay with us through our Emergency Shelter Program or Abundant Life Program. These services would be impossible to provide without the massive amount of donations we receive from our community. Whether you have just a few items or a truckload of supplies to drop off, we appreciate your generosity!
Please drop off any donations at our shelter located at 95 North Avenue, Athens, Georgia. If you know the value of your donation, we will be happy to write you a tax receipt!
Physical Donation Drop-off Times:
Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am — 4:00 pm
Saturday thru Sunday: 12:00 pm — 4:00 pm
- Water Bottles
- Disinfectant Cleaner
- Ground Coffee (Reg/Decaf)
- Breakfast Items (Grits/Oatmeal)
General Donation Ideas:
- Emergency Ponchos
- Emergency Blankets
- Clothes for Adults
- Toilet Paper
- Shaving Cream
- Ground Coffee (Reg/Decaf)