Foundation Beyond Belief Members Raised $65,470 for Charity Over the Past Three Months

Foundation Beyond Belief just released the results from the Third Quarter of 2013. Check out the donations — $65,470 in total given by atheists — to the following organizations:

This marks the first time we’ve ever given more than $10,000 to three organizations in one quarter. We also raised $9,300 to help Syrian refugees.

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Foundation Beyond Belief Announces Q4 2013 Slate of Charities

The Foundation Beyond Belief has just announced its five beneficiaries for the new quarter — each charity will likely receive several thousands of dollars, courtesy of atheist donors:

POVERTY & HEALTH: Water Ecuador

HUMAN RIGHTS: Apopo

CHALLENGE THE GAP: Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

EDUCATION: Roots and Wings International

THE NATURAL WORLD: Bat Conservation International

SMALL GRANT: Kiva microfinance

For the first time ever, I’m giving part of my donations this month to the Challenge the Gap nominee!

If you’re not already a member of the Foundation, please consider joining!

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‘Hug An Atheist Week’ Fundraiser Will Support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

This is a guest post by Sam Shore. Sam is the Light the Night Team Coordinator for the Foundation Beyond Belief (on which I serve on the board).

In 2012, Foundation Beyond Belief raised a record-shattering $430,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by encouraging nonreligious communities to get involved with their local chapters’ Light the Night cancer walks. This year, FBB is taking it a step further by organizing Hug an Atheist Week.

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Foundation Beyond Belief Rallies Humanists to Support Syrian Refugees

Regardless of what the United States ends up doing with regard to Syria, refugees are fleeing the country and need serious help. Foundation Beyond Belief (a group I work with) has launched a fundraising drive to benefit the International Rescue Committee, specifically to help those who have been displaced and separated from their families as a result of the chaos in the region:

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A Reason to Sign Up for Your Light the Night Team Now!

We’re making a push to get people to sign up for Light the Night teams and there’s good reason to do it by this weekend!

If you’re registered by Sunday night, you’ll be entered in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Anyone who registers as a Team Captain has a chance to win a $100 gift card. Awesome, right? Right.

Whether or not you walked last year, all you have to do is join a team and you can do that here (if you join my team in Chicago, I’ll give you bonus Internet points).

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