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To help their community deal with the pandemic, BBN team Humanist Alliance Philippines International has been teaching kids the skills of breadmaking, cooking, gardening, and pickling! #HumanismAtWork
Congrats to Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless on a successful giveaway! 12 volunteers packed 213 bags of goods given out the following day. They also gave out 263 badly-needed 31-day bus passes! Help us keep giving them grants: #HumanismAtWork
Humanist Action: Ghana recognizes that each community has different needs. It works closely with community leaders to design a program tailored to them. With your support, they'll employ five trainers to give vocational training to 25 women. Donate at
Members of BBN team Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix are working with Project Roots, which educates communities about growing food, makes juices and soups for people in need, and feeds people from local community gardens! Support this team:
This weekend: join Humanist Action: Ghana's Yvonne Stennicke Larsen and lots more great speakers at the Women of Color Beyond Belief Conference (now in 2021!) Find the full schedule at
Check out the beautiful designs graduates of the Humanist Action Ghana vocational training program came up with for their final exams! (All students passed with flying colors, naturally!) Donate to fund the next class:
When it comes to witchcraft accusations in Ghana, we don't have the power to just tell people what to believe. But we can build up the women living in the communities where accusations occur often.
Another successful food distribution hosted by Atheists United, a superstar team in FBB's Food Security Project! Over 3,000 pounds of food were distributed, feeding over 75 families. Support our project giving grants to this and other similar teams:
Humanist Action: Ghana is our women's rights and poverty alleviation program. Now it's becoming an independent NGO, run entirely by local Ghanaians! We want to kick off this transition with a bang and fund their startup costs. Are you in?
Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless has been pressing on with their big monthly giveaways to unsheltered people! Last month they served three locales while re-implementing pandemic safety measures. Help us keep sending them grants for this work at
Austin Humanists at Work holds a giveaway to unsheltered people, usually serving 50-100 per month. But Austin's poverty laws are making this increasingly difficult. Chipping in at will help via a grant we're giving them for our #FoodSecurity Project.
We just finished rounding up reports of what teams in our volunteer network did for their communities in August! #HumanismAtWork
Here are a few shots from the last big monthly food giveaway held by FBB Food Security Project team Atheists United! Volunteers distributed over 100 flyers beforehand, and gave out thousands of pounds of food! Read more: #HumanismAtWork
Volunteer network team Northwestern Chicagoland Humanist Crew hosted a bra drive benefiting Free the Girls: an organization that helps women rescued from sex trafficking reintegrate into their communities! #HumanismAtWork
Forty percent of food produced in America heads to the landfill or is otherwise wasted. And researchers have found that “expiration” dates are mostly well-intentioned, but usually not actually expiration dates at all.
Did you miss the American Humanist Association's Annual Conference? Here's FBB Executive Director Tif Ho and humanist service superstar Sarah Ray discussing what #HumanismAtWork means.
Volunteer network team HALEA in Uganda has been teaching young mothers how to make handbags in order to supplement their income and support their children! #HumanismAtWork
Volunteer network team Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless went back to COVID-adjusted food giveaways last month, forgoing their usual tabled event in favor of handing out meals directly to clients. Chip in to our program supporting this work:
New volunteer network team Humanists of Tallahassee packed over 100 snack & hygiene bags for their program serving housed people! Packs consist of food, water, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, socks, washcloth, razor, deodorant, and menstrual products. #HumanismAtWork
With schools reopening, BBN team Atheist Community of Polk County has relaunched their backpack program that provides groceries to families with students experiencing food insecurity in central Florida! Chip in to our program supporting this work:
Members of volunteer network team Atheists United made Los Angeles a little greener by planting trees last week! #HumanismAtWork
The college experience is tough in an economy in which a majority of students also maintain jobs to make ends meet. Rising costs of groceries can make eating healthy seem like an unaffordable luxury. Read more:
36% of college students aren’t eating well enough to be living active and healthy lives. And pandemic-related campus shutdowns have caused the rate of hunger to nearly double in some states.
We've been asked whether we'll launch an appeal for Ida disaster recovery. Having considered numerous factors, we have decided to refrain. But we've assembled a short list of organizations we feel can put your donations to work effectively.
We are closing our #Haiti fundraiser tomorrow. And we are SO close to the goal. We're blown away by how fast people made this happen. What do you say? Can you help send it over the top by tomorrow? Pitch in at
In his position as Executive Director of American Humanist Association, Roy Speckhardt has overseen years of effective partnership between AHA and FBB. As he moves on to a new role, we wish him all the best and thank him deeply for supporting #HumanismAtWork.
Over 2,200 deaths have been recorded so far in Haiti. 30,000 families have had to abandon their homes. But Haitians are wary of a fly-by-night aid effort led by outside countries. Donations to our fundraiser will go to locally-led disaster relief only.
Are you a humanist volunteer, or just interested in hearing more about service being done in local communities? Join tonight's Fireside Chat at 7PM ET! Details:
Strong social networks influence generosity. Building humanist communities has a positive impact that ripples outward!
Many of you have reached out to us, generously volunteering your time, money, and resources to alleviate the crises in #Afghanistan and #Haiti. So here’s more about the situation and how you can help.
Next Wed, 7pm ET: We’re inviting everyone involved in our volunteer network to share about their work and talk about service overall! Folks doing or curious about service outside the network are invited, and anyone else who wants to learn more.
How does service inherently draw on humanist values, and what in what ways can one effectively be of service in the real world right now? Find out via FBB Executive Director Tif Ho and @polkatheists leader Sarah Ray.
96% of the children married in the U.S. from 2000-2018 were 16 or 17. As our past grantee Unchained At Last recently pointed out: despite how the press is covering it, this North Carolina bill does nothing to #EndChildMarriage.…
We just finished rounding up what teams in our volunteer network did for their communities in July! #HumanismAtWork
Tindan Zee Yili is an alleged witch camp situated in the Northern Region of Ghana. Two area journalists recently contacted us with an update on the conditions women in the camp are facing, in their own words.
As temperatures rose above 110 degrees, Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix held an event raising money for 1,000 bottles of water for a local food bank! Chip in to our program boosting this team before summer ends:
Atheists United provided 114 households with over 29 pounds of groceries plus pet food at their last big monthly #FoodSecurity giveaway. They've got another coming up in one week! Chip in to our program supporting this team:
This film is set in Zambia, but is a must-watch for anyone who has been following news about the camps for alleged witches in Ghana.
At their July giveaway, Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless heard that people's belongings are getting trashed Austin's police. Folks telling them this were on the street as their own tents had been seized. Give to our program helping this team:
Atheist Community of Polk County is a volunteer program feeding unsheltered people in Saddle Creek, Florida. They met six times last month to give out food, hygiene kits, and badly-needed dry socks! Donate to our program supporting this team:
Volunteers from Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix have been packing Emergency Food Boxes on an assembly line at St. Mary’s Food Bank. Along with 50 other volunteers, they made 2,000 boxes in under two hours! Donate to our program supporting this team:
According to the Food Trust, half of all discarded produce is still edible. Community-led mutual-aid programs have a solution. We gave Food Rescue Alliance a major grant to combat the food waste epidemic. Read their latest story:
Government restriction of these essential, life-sustaining activities criminalizes the very attempt to survive.
Affiliates of our grantee @foodrescuealliance run No Cost Grocery Programs: food distributions in backyards and community centers of at housing sites and schools. They do not require any paperwork, documentation, or proof of need. Read more:
Humanist Action: Ghana has been FBB's program empowering women and alleviating poverty in Ghanaian communities. Now the program is turning into an independent NGO, led and staffed entirely by Ghanaians in the country's Northern Region!
Into adulthood, kids who experience food insecurity are less able to recognize their own internal signals for what food their bodies need. Every dollar you contribute goes a long way—we can provide 10 meals for every $25 donated. Donate:
“Food insecurity is so bad in some of the more marginalized communities that we have to literally put a refrigerator outside on the street,” said Jammella Anderson, who started Free Food Fridge Albany last summer.
PWD make up approximately 12% of the U.S. working-age population yet account for more than half of those living in long-term poverty. Why doesn't the ADA protect them? From Cassandra Brandt, frequent contributor to FBB's blog: #DisabilityPrideMonth
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