Atheists of Maine Raise Money for Camp Sunshine

The Atheists of Maine are trying to raise money for a truly worthy cause: Camp Sunshine, “a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.”

Right now, the atheists are the top fundraising group for the cause, but there’s a long way to go for the camp to raise the $30,000 it needs. So if you have the ability to help out, please donate to group members Ryan Dalessandro or Michael Hawkins.

To make it all the more enticing, fundraisers will participate in a “polar dip in the frigid waters off the coast of Maine” in February. Because they’re crazy. Your donations might help the water feel a little warmer, though :)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • mem_somerville

    What a remarkable coincidence. I was just talking with my family today about charities that really helped with my nephew’s battle with leukemia. They said this organization was tremendous. It was great for kids, but also for the family as a whole.

    Good news: nephew has finished chemo and started kindergarten this year, and the family is strong. Yay cancer research! And yay family support!

    And yay atheists–thank you for doing this.

    And now I’m off to donate. Thanks for the opportunity. 

  • kalimsaki

    I think  I cannot support.

  • Kevin_Of_Bangor

    I’m proud to be part of this group but some of us atheist are hurting too. I need to start a help an atheist make repairs to his car fund.

  • Phaerisee

    I have to admit you atheists done a good job on this one.  I am thinkin ifn we can get all them danged liberals to shave we could make a big difference

  • ReadsInTrees

    There are three other Atheists of Maine team members, myself (Jamie) included. Please donate to us late comers as well!

  • OCRazor

    On a similar note, does anyone have a list of atheist friendly charities that I could contribute money and/or goods to this season?  

  • Michael Hawkins

    Thank you, Hemant. This will make a big difference.

  • Hemant Mehta