Help the Homeless Distribution!

As atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and Humanists, we unfortunately drag along an undeserved stigma. We are assumed to be grouchy, misanthropic, apathetic, and even evil. Let's show how ridiculous that stigma is, and make it quite plain that people can do great things without an associated church and superstition: On Sunday, August 25, join the Humanist Association of San Diego and the San Diego New Atheists and Agnostics as we reach out, with care packages in hand, to our fellow San Diego brothers and sisters in need.

This is about more than just showing that secular people can be good. It's about empathy, altruism, and compassion - as Jason likes to point out, one of the best ways to become a more compassionate person is to do compassionate deeds.

I would like to extend a big, warm "Thank you!" to those who helped at our June outreach... It was a great success! I have again assembled care packages for the needy - included inside are combs, soap, instant coffee/tea, socks, and water bottles. All you have to do is provide your kind, helping hands (and feet, since this is also a bit of an urban hike).

I hope you can join us!

- Vicky Cortes, HASD Community Service Coordinator

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  • Jason F.

    this was wonderful

    August 26, 2013

  • lynn

    Will NOT be able to participate tonight after all, but so hope to next time. Keep 'em coming if you can, Vicky!

    August 25, 2013

  • lynn

    I'm a "maybe +2" for this - will know more tomorrow, but seems as though today is the last day to RSVP, so wanted to get on the radar.

    August 24, 2013

  • Jason F.

    We are now at $180/$200 thanks to a generous donation following my email.

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Jason F.

    This is our second session of this. These events cost about $200 to put together (socks, personal grooming supplies, bags, etc). We have raised about $130 so far for this one. Please go to and check out the donation link to help out. You can buy a bag ($3), buy two bags ($5), you can be a "Humanist Helper" ($20), or be a "Humanist Hero" ($50). All donations go to our community service fund (managed by Vicky). Thanks so much-and looking forward to seeing everyone again.

    1 · August 9, 2013

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