Humanists Doing Good BBN Trash pick up orange bags

Beyond Belief Network teams kept themselves busy in October. In addition to their regular commitments to working with people experiencing homelessness, cleaning up adopted areas of their communities, and providing alternative Sunday services for Air Force trainees, BBN teams held a blood drive, held a fundraiser to benefit Puerto Rico residents following Hurricanes Irma and…

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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. Congratulations to Beyond Belief Network’s April’s Team of the…

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Congratulations to Humanists Doing Good in Grand Junction, CO! This Beyond Belief Network team submitted April’s Picture of the Month. Volunteers cleaned up the Clifton Nature Park section of the Colorado Riverside Trail system in Colorado. Volunteers removed several tires, cleaned dog waste along the trail, and packed out trash they discovered along the trail,…

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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. Congratulations to BE Orlando in Orlando, FL who submitted…

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Congratulations to Humanists Doing Good in Grand Junction, Colorado! This Level 2 team submitted July’s Picture of the Month. Humanists Doing Good partnered with Grow Another Row to harvest cherries generously donated by Fruit Basket Orchards. Volunteers harvested 242 pounds of cherries! The fruit will be donated to a community food bank and a teen…

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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. Humanists Doing Good collaborated with the Grow Another Row…

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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. Central Ohio United Non-Theists (COUNT) was busy! In June, two…

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By Elizabeth Minutello, Beyond Belief Network intern

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. In February, BBN’s community service theme is Social Justice and Race. 

Members of Humanists Doing Good organized to cheer for athletes and teams participating in a Special Olympics basketball tournament in Grand Junction, Colorado. Although previous tournaments had sufficient volunteers, they often lacked crowd support and were previously described as feeling lonely. Members created large signs of support and cheered for underdog teams. They even cheered for athletes and teams during an awards ceremony. Humanists Doing Good considered the event to be a rewarding experience, and members were thanked by several parents and participating volunteers.

              

Humanists of Houston worked in the carousel room of the Houston Food Bank’s main warehouse. They sorted non-perishable food donations and packed them, by weight, into boxes for distribution in the Emergency Pantry. The total room production for the three-hour shift was 3,096 lbs. or approximately 2,580 meals. By BBN’s approximate calculations, Humanists of Houston have packed more than 10 tons of food in the past year! 

Our newest BBN team, Corpus Christi Atheists is already showing great promise. They unloaded glass from vehicles and sorted them for recycling. 

Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless continues to run their monthly service event. They collected basic living supplies, such as toiletries and clothing, and distributed them to approximately one hundred of Austin’s homeless population. 

Eight adults and ten kids representing Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry folded and sorted donated clothing at the Lowcountry Orphan Relief, a charity that distributes new underwear, socks, and gently used clothing to kids entering foster care. Donated clothing is inspected and sorted by size and gender. 

                     

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.

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