Last month, I mentioned that the Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics (AHA!) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison were in a (friendly) battle against Christian and Muslim groups on their campus in order to raise money for the (non-sectarian) Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin.
Well, the results are in! Looks like a lot of readers from this site deserve some applause for chipping in
… by the end of November AHA collected dozens of donations, ranging from $5 to $100, for a total of about $1500 in online contributions. At our weekly meetings leading up to Thanksgiving, AHA members themselves gladly coughed up several hundred dollars in cash.That us led to a Grand Total of… $2,000 raised!
How amazing is that?
Chris Calvey of the AHA! points out that the group isn’t about to gloat about this. The “competition” was a win-win for everyone involved, including the religious groups. Hell, maybe in the future, the other groups can keep the race close so that more people will be encouraged to give.