KCAC Featured in Article: “Faith in Kansas City”

The work – both charitable and activism – of KCAC and its sister organization, Kansas City Oasis, was featured in a new article titled “Faith in Kansas City”:

At the Kansas City Atheist Coalition, President Joshua Hyde said the group, which is focused on advancing atheism, also volunteers with Micah Ministry, a nonprofit that helps homeless pets get adopted (KC Pet Project), a community food network (Harvesters), a domestic violence shelter (Hope House) and more.

The work is a way to give back but also dispel myths and stigmas about what it means to be an atheist. It also allows atheists to feel more comfortable coming out in their community, philanthropies or jobs.

You can read the full article here.

In Search of Help for Micah

The Micah Ministry is a welcoming and helpful organization to us and so many others. They’ve recently been the victim of a crime, and we’re looking to help them cover the costs of the damages:

The Micah Ministry, an organization with whom the Kansas City Atheist Coalition and Kansas City Oasis regularly partner, was recently the target of burglary and vandalism. We and Kansas City Oasis are working together to raise funds for them to help replace what was lost and damaged.

You can find out more about the fundraiser here:

Help the Micah Ministry

Shampoo, Lotion, and Conditioner: All in a Day’s Work

A big “thank you” goes out to our volunteers who showed up – both for KCAC and from Bishop Miege (two volleyball teams’ worth of volunteers!). KCAC volunteers helped pack away more than four pallets (stacked six boxes high) of donations in under an hour, and the Bishop Miege helped relocate hundreds of rolls of paper towel donations within the donation area!

Atheists Sort Clothing at Hope House

We got a few friendly faces together this past weekend, along with a few donations, and helped Hope House sort through their plethora of donations. Thanks to everyone who was able to come out – you’re making a difference!

Atheists Help Their Furry Friends

We got a band of helpful volunteers together this past Saturday to help KC Pet Project, a local nonprofit working to find homes for all animals looking for a loving home, stray or otherwise. They use crates to help transport the thousands of animals they see around the city to adoption shelters and medical facilities, and those crates need to be cleaned, so we were tasked with ensuring that they were germ-free and ready to be used again!

Volunteers Rake 47 Bags of Leaves

We gathered some volunteers together to help rake up the leaves at the home of a Holocaust survivor who was unable to do so by herself – forty-seven bags of leaves and other yard waste, collected and ready to be picked up!

KCAC participates in KC AIDS walk

This past Saturday was the 28th annual AIDS walk Kansas City. The Kansas City Atheist Coalition participated in the AIDS walk and set a fund raising goal of $666. We not only met our fund raising goal but nearly doubled it with a final tally of $1,215 thanks to generous contributions from godless heathens like you. Thank you to all who donated and participated in the AIDS walk on behalf of the Kansas City Atheist Coalition. We hope to see you again next year.

Wanted: Volunteering Ideas

Over the years, we’ve had a terrific time volunteering with the wide range of organizations that work to help those in need here in Kansas City. However, we’re always on the lookout for new organizations to donate our time to, and we want your help in discovering them! If you have any ideas, drop us a line – tweet us at @kcatheists, Facebook us, or just e-mail us at contact@kcatheists.org and tell us about your favorite organization that you would like to see KCAC help!