Please join me in donating to the Secular Student Alliance.
If you haven’t heard of SSA, they are a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit organization based out of Columbus, Ohio.
Here’s their mission statement:
The mission of the Secular Student Alliance is to organize, unite, educate, and serve students and student communities that promote the ideals of scientific and critical inquiry, democracy, secularism, and human based ethics.
In 2007, we had 81 active affiliates.
Today, we have 149.
During the 2007-2008 school year, we set up 22 speaking events on campuses.
This year, we’ve already set up 49.
During the 2007-2008 school year, we gave out $1,978 in direct support to student projects.
This year, we’ve already given out $5,801.
Our 2006 conference was attended by 30 students.We’ve done all this with only two full-time staff members at the helm — a smaller staff than at many local chapters of Campus Crusade for Christ or Hillel. Imagine how much more we could do if we had greater resources.
Our 2008 conference (a joint event with the American Humanist Association) was attended by 80 students. This was made possible by more than $11,000 in student travel grants that we have offered over the last two years.
There has been no better time to be an active atheist on campus — and no time more important for a group like the Secular Student Alliance to be there for those students.
So donate already!
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