About Us

Bridging The Gap

The Oconee Area Resource Council (OARC) is a local 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation that serves as the local decision-making body for the Georgia Family Connection. OARC identifies the needs of the community and works to fill those needs by combining resources and services. Our goal is to ensure that all residents of Oconee County will live in a healthy, safe and stable environment. To this end, we bring together community partners to develop, implement and evaluate programs that address the challenges facing Oconee County residents.

Our Programs

Click on one of our programs to learn more about what we do.

Upcoming Events & Recent News

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Oconee Area Resource Council

Donate at the link in bio or mail your check to:
PO Box 149, Watkinsville, GA 30677�
Serving Oconee County since 1989, our programs include Food for Kids, Summer Food for Kids, Adopt-A-Family (Holiday Assistance) & Oconee Mentor Program.

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1 week ago
Oconee Area Resource Council

Recently a most generous group of community members held the 2nd Annual Backyard BBQ Brawl benefitting @oarc_oconeeconnection 💙 Over $20,000 was raised to support our programs! Thank you to everyone involved for their generosity!💙 ... See MoreSee Less

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Proud to be part of this group of Fine Citizens that put this on. We couldn't make this BBQ Brawl successfull without the fine folks that support us either by donating goods for our auction, cutting checks, or just showing up and having a good time and buying the great auction items. Not to mention our 2 gun raffle is a big hit. If you miss it YOU missed out. Come On!

1 week ago
Oconee Area Resource Council

🚂Eighth stop on Dolly’s “Oconee County Classroom Sponsor” tour was @wire.park ! Duke and Keri Gibbs | Wire.Park have generously sponsored a future classroom! Thank you for supporting @imaginationlibrary and early literacy in Oconee Co!📚 $620 sponsors a classroom-contact us to learn how you can help build a legacy of learners here in Oconee! #imaginationlibrary #dollyparton #literacy #watkinsville #wirepark ... See MoreSee Less

🚂Eighth stop on Dolly’s “Oconee County Classroom Sponsor” tour was @wire.park ! Duke and Keri Gibbs | Wire.Park have generously sponsored a future classroom! Thank you for supporting @imaginationlibrary and early literacy in Oconee Co!📚 $620 sponsors a classroom-contact us to learn how you can help build a legacy of learners here in Oconee! #imaginationlibrary #dollyparton #literacy #watkinsville #wirepark

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Thank you for sponsoring a classroom!

2 weeks ago
Oconee Area Resource Council

Thanks to Joyce Beckwith and the ladies of Union Christian Church for sewing Christmas bags and stockings for the Adopt A Family Holiday Program.🎄 ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to Joyce Beckwith and the ladies of Union Christian Church for sewing Christmas bags and stockings for the Adopt A Family Holiday Program.🎄
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OARC Staff & Board

Led By Some Of The Best

Amanda Davis

Executive Director

Shannon Carnes

Oconee Mentor Programs

Michaelyn Rozar

Food for Kids Coordinator

Lisa Royals

Summer Food for Kids Coordinator

Linda Schroeder

Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

Dr. Wanda L. Stitt-Gohdes, Chair UGA Career & Information Studies, Retired

Adam Hammond Georgia 4-H Foundation

Coleman Benko Benko Financial Services

Chuck Horton UGA Law Enforcement Retired

Jennifer Lyons Hadden Entrepreneur

Dallas LeDruff Oconee Country Schools

Jennifer Adams Oconee County Schools

Austin Marable Jackson Co. Water and Sewage Authority

Susan Brodick Food for Kids Ambassador

Meredith Metcalf UGA

Bob Cummings Business Owner

Pam Doonan Springhill Suites

Ellen Elder Anesthesia Consultants of Athens

Jill Faulkner Oconee County Board of Commissioners

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