I’m impacted by the winter storm crisis. But I still choose to help.

Sleeping bags collected by Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless, who are volunteering to assist unsheltered people during the winter storm crisis in Texas

Our disaster response for the US winter weather crisis is fueled by humanist and atheist volunteers living in the impacted areas. But they themselves are facing difficulties from the disaster. Power outages. Lack of water. Broken pipes. Faced with some of these challenges, a lot of people would probably forgo volunteering and focus on self-preservation.…

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It Takes a Village

This blog entry comes to us from Atheists of Polk County, a Florida-based volunteer group that is part of the Beyond Belief Network: is a collective of nonreligious clubs putting compassionate humanism into action through community service. On an otherwise nondescript Saturday morning in April, a text from Kathy Dobson (a fairly new friend and…

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Help now: Tropical Cyclone Kenneth flattens entire villages in Mozambique and Comoro Islands

The essence of Humanist giving is helping regions that need it the most. Often this means countries like Mozambique, which are lesser developed and covered less frequently in the press when natural disasters devastate their communities.  Last month, we alerted you to Cyclone Idai, hitting Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi with widespread damage, fatalities, and mass displacement.…

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Will you meet the challenge?

Ten Years. Over $3 million in grants awarded to charities around the world. Over 150,000 volunteer hours given to service in local communities. Foundation Beyond Belief is so much more than these numbers. In ten years, we’ve helped rebuild communities devastated after hurricanes, earthquakes, and typhoons. We’ve helped bring hope and independence to women accused of…

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Square One Villages begins new community partnership

Square One Villages is once again replicating its innovative solution to homelessness with a new community partnership. Evidence-based studies in many cities across the United States have demonstrated that a housing-first approach to homelessness gives people the security to address other issues that are barriers to their success. Square One Villages launched in Eugene, Oregon in 2013…

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Plight of the village child in education

In my opinion, life without formal education is meaningless. Growing up as a child, my immediate guidance counselors were my parents and the various classroom teachers I had for my formal education. My counselors made me understand that there were several means I could adopt to develop socially, mentally, psychologically, and emotionally. I took to…

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SquareOne Villages

SquareOne Villages is a collaboration between the housed and the unhoused providing stable, safe, and sustainable places to live through alternative, cost-effective approaches for transitioning the unhoused to more permanent living situations. The villages accommodate about 30 individuals and couples who would otherwise be homeless in small houses built by volunteers. Cooking, gathering space, restrooms,┬álaundry,…

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Still time to double your impact to FBB on #GivingTuesday

After the Thanksgiving holiday, many look forward to Giving Tuesday as a welcome change of pace after the consumer-driven frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This Giving Tuesday, we urge you to consider supporting Foundation Beyond Belief's Giving Together campaign. If you've already made a contribution to one of our programs this year, you may…

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