Secular Humanist Charity Web site

August 26, 2010

Many people who are skeptics and humanists are frustrated that so many charitable organizations, especially those that help people afflicted by natural or human disasters, have efforts coordinated by religious organizations. These organizations sometimes proselytize to the people in need of their services. This is entirely unacceptable to skeptics and secular humanists.

  All the money collected through S.H.A.R.E. goes directly to secular relief efforts in the nations or areas afflicted. By donating to S.H.A.R.E., you can pool your resources with other like-minded individuals who wish to effect change in the world. Our current campaign is to releive tha suffering in Pakistan due to the massive flooding. Through Oxfam, S.H.A.R.E. will distribute food and water.

S.H.A.R.E. Web site:   http://www.centerforinquiry.net/share/  

Recent Campaigns:
  •     Earthquake in Haiti:    
      S.H.A.R.E. has collected over $100,000 for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.  The funds have been donated to Doctors without Borders to be used for medical supplies and medical relief.   
       
  •     Earthquake in China:    
      S.H.A.R.E. raised over $8,745 to assist the victims of the earthquake in China. The funds were donated to the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA.)  
       
  •     Tornado Relief:    
      S.H.A.R.E. provided the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee with $5,050.  
       
  •     California Wildfires:    
      S.H.A.R.E. contributed $4,985 to the     Los Angeles Times     Wildfire Fund to help low-income victims of the California wild fires.  
       
  •     Veteran’s Hospital in Buffalo, New York:    
      S.H.A.R.E. has held two “Rocking for Relief” events to raise money for extra needs for veterans at the Veteran’s Hospital in Buffalo, New York, raising $5,000.  
       
  •     Hurricane Katrina:    
      S.H.A.R.E. collected over $80,000 for victims of Hurricane Katrina.  The funds were donated to Americares, a secular organization, to be used for medical supplies and medical relief.   
       
  •     Tsunami:    
      S.H.A.R.E. collected over $45,000 for the Tsunami victims in Sri Lanka in 2005.  Arthur C. Clarke, a Humanist Laureate who resided in Sri Lanka until his death, suggested that the funds be donated to the nonprofit organization Sarvodaya.
Contact information:

Sherry Rook
Vice President of Development and S.H.A.R.E. Coordinator
Center for Inquiry
Email:   srook@centerforinquiry.net
Phone: 716-636-4869, ext. 427