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From: Kansas City S.
Sent on: Monday, December 8, 2008 11:38 AM
Kansas City Freethinking Summit - Dec 20th, Saturday 2-4 p.m. - check out the agenda at

Kansas City FreeThinking Winter Soltice/New Year Bash - Dec 13th, Saturday 4-10 p.m. - potluck, bring your dish - address and directions



2) Food Drive for Harvesters  -  food cans collected at freethinking Meetups city wide

3) Weekly Calendar of freethinking activities


We have rolled out this program last week and sent press releases to local TV, radio stations and newspapers and also updated site. There was a TV reporter interested to cover it and also "Food Drive" and we hope to get coverage in KC Star as we are meeting with someone who has good contacts there.

The program generated requests about 30 families that requested help. We had to pull our Craig's List ad after overnight influx of requests.

We cannot help them all and I e-mailed them telling we are in the process of deciding and will be in touch with them next week. Folks requesting help know we are not religious and atheists, agnostics and they need help - ANY HELP. Most of them are asking for assistance with gifts for kids and not asking for anything themselves. Also, there was a request for help from a elderly freethinker who has medical problems. Plans are to select a couple of families and go with the parents to do shopping for the kids, help them wrap presents right before X-mas (some logistics are going to be worked out - selection and interview of families, making sure that the gifts are purchased on gift receipt/gift card non refundable for cash, etc.)

Please, if you can afford it in this season, please, let us know send me your pledge by e-mail [address removed] - any amount will help - $5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, $100, let us know.

Please, mail your check made personally to me - I'll post your name and donation later on the special page on the site for accountability.

IGGY Dybal
12706 W 131 St
Overland Park, KS 66213

Or you can donate online at (PayPal will take about 5% off your donation, so mailing it will be better or if you see me, Cole Morgan, or any of the meetup leaders give it to them and let me know) Make sure you note "Adopt a Family" in the donation.


FOOD DRIVE - When you attend the next Meetup, please, bring a couple of cans of non perishable food (cans)  or some toiletries for donation to Harvesters if you can. We are setting up "Food Drive" and will get it out to them so we can take photos for Public Relations purposes, other freethinking newsletters around the country and our local KC web sites, we'll put it on our web site and provide for media as well.

Please, e-mail [address removed] if you cannot attend or would like to donate still - you can donate through PayPal on our site (make sure to make a comment about donation for Food Drive or "Adopt a Family"

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