Humanity at work: Our BBN teams are keeping busy


Beyond Belief NetworkFoundation Beyond Belief’s Beyond Belief Network is a network of secular humanist groups interested in volunteering (Volunteers Beyond Belief) and raising money for FBB and our beneficiaries (Foundation Partners Program).

Our teams have been busy spreading goodwill and humanist values throughout their communities this Novemeber!

Secular Humanists of the Low Country raised $625 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and walked in the Light The Night Walk that took place at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. This group also picked up 12 bags of litter on their adopted portion of Harborview Road.

North Florida Atheists recently attended the Florida Freethought Conference. The conference held a toy drive, so NFA members collected toys to donate. North Florida Atheists participated in the Light The Night Walk for the first time this year. They had a great participation rate, especially for a weeknight. Children also enjoyed the event, although they were very tired at the end.

North Florida Atheists

Fellowship of Freethought Dallas prepared a mini Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings for Youth First Texas. A delicious meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce was prepared for the teens. Youth First Texas provides a Safe Haven for LGBT youth who do not have families or feel uncomfortable with family gatherings.

FreeOK has kicked off their eight-week gift drive: the Holiday Humanists Gifting Project! HHA Gifting is the part of FreeOK’s 2013 Giving Drive aimed at providing holiday gift relief to families housing foster children and those in need of assistance for other reasons. Kids up for gifting adoption provide FreeOK with wish lists, which are then made available to volunteering sponsors. To purchase a gift from the wish list, click here.

In December, Beyond Belief Network will observe Safe Toys and Gifts Month by encouraging BBN teams to donate toys to Ronald McDonald Houses, Toys for Tots, and women’s shelters, among other charities.

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 show the world that all we really need is charity and goodness to make the world a better place.