Fundraising: Atheists of Maine

The Atheists of Maine are raising money for a cause: Camp Sunshine, “a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.” The way they are raising this money is by jumping into freezing cold water, a polar bear plunge. brrrrrrr The event takes place February 15 (again, brrrrrrrrrrrr). You can support their Polar Bear

NY: A Place At The Table Benefit Dinner

Since 2002, the Ali Forney Center was started to provide of safe shelter for LGBTQ youth in New York City. On the 25th of October they are having a benefit dinner. Hosted by Padma Parvati Lakshmi, they will be honoring Frank Selvaggi, Isis King, and Room and Board. Tickets to the event, or donate here.

Fundraising: Secular Safe Zone

Because people do need to feel safe to express their opinions and there is a history of freethinking young adults not being able to do that, the Student Secular Alliance has developed Secular Safe Zone. This program trains and educates people in how to create safe spaces for secular students in order to decrease bullying

EVENT: NAMIWalk MN

For 11 years the National Alliance on Mental Illness has provided education, support, and advocacy for persons with mental illness. As a nurse working in mental health I have used NAMI more times than I can remember as a source for information. Every year they have a fundraising 5K walk. In Minneapolis the walk is

Skepticon 6 needs your help!

Apparently you can’t put on a free conference for nothing... Who knew? The folks who have brought us such wonderful free events as Skepticon, Skepticon 2, 3, 4, and 5 would now like to give us Skepticon 6. They are a bit short on funds though, about $15,000. There is a great weekend planned with

EVENT: Atlanta Star Party–Tickets Going Fast

If you're going to DragonCon or if you'll be in Atlanta August 29 for any other reason, get your Star Party tickets now before they're sold out. The Atlanta Star Party is a popular annual stargazing cocktail party for charity. For $60, you get food and soft drinks (alcoholic drink tickets are available as well),