Mid Ohio Atheists Incorporated is a non-profit organization of like minded people who originally met through the Mansfield News Journal (http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/)’s website. We wanted to meet and discuss atheism and the separation of church and state in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our first meeting was on March 8, 2009. After we had been meeting off and on for about a year , in April 2010, we decided to start having monthly meetings.
Our members are dedicated to making the word 'atheist' an acceptable label to apply to yourself and not be ostracized for it. We are showing the people of our area that you don't need god to be a good person or a good citizen. We are involved in donating time and money to local charities that help the disadvantaged and we have adopted a section of I-71.
In February 2012, we became incorporated as a nonprofit organization. We officially became designated a 501(c)3 nonprofit by the IRS in July of 2014.