Beyond Belief Network Teams volunteer for service events, great and smallBy Administrator
Foundation Beyond Belief’s Beyond Belief Network is a network of secular humanist groups volunteering in their communities and raising money for FBB’s featured charities and programs. Any group with a public secular humanist or atheist identity is welcome to join, regardless of experience or group size.
Twenty-four members of Sunday Assembly Los Angeles went to downtown LA to help feed over 100 women at the Downtown Women’s Center as part of the Sunday Assembly Everywhere Day of Service.
Six members of Upstate Atheists came out to assist in the cleanup of the Spartanburg, SC Adopt-a-Highway. Ten bags of trash were collected. Members of Upstate Atheists also helped out Habitat for Humanity. They ripped up a bad batch of flooring, put down new flooring, and primed a house.
Freethought Dayton volunteered at the Foodbank, an organization “leading the charge to relieve hunger for [their] Miami Valley neighbors.” They assembled and packed “weekend backpacks,” a supply of nutritious food for food-insecure children to take home from school over the weekend. Members and their families also assisted in putting together a community garden using milk crates and topsoil behind The Foodbank building. This garden will help provide much-needed fresh produce to families in need.
South Jersey Humanists participated in a number of events. First, four of their members walked in the AIDS Walk Atlantic City along with members of Camden County Humanists. The team promoted and solicited $500 worth of donations, meeting their fundraising goal. Next, SJH set up a station at the ACUA Earth Day Celebration event for kids to create magnets and paperweights. Several dozen kids kept the table busy throughout the day! Finally, SJH has been growing produce in a local community garden to donate to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. This week they donated 3lbs of radishes and 4lbs of turnips. They expect to supply tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and zucchini soon!
If you are a member of a secular humanist or atheist group and would like to participate in community service projects under the national umbrella of Foundation Beyond Belief, join Beyond Belief Network. We welcome all atheist groups interested in service, from groups with extensive volunteer experience to newly formed groups new to secular service. By aggregating our efforts, we demonstrate that all we really need is charity and goodness to make the world a better place.