This holiday season, give the Salvation Army kettles a pass and give to a secular charity instead! Here are some ideas to get you started:
- A huge list of atheist, non-theistic, freethinking and secular charities by ThinkAtheist.com
- Give a microloan to someone in a developing country by joining Kiva.org’s lending team of Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious (the #1 lending team on the site!)
- Give to Médecins Sans Frontières, Oxfam, or the Red Cross
- Donate blood
Or, better yet, make a difference in your local community! Donate time, money, or items to a crisis nursery, food bank, or another organization that makes a difference in your own backyard. Donate2Charities.ca is a good place to start searching, if you need inspiration.
Atheist/freethinker groups, why not organize an event? For example, CFI Okanagan is organizing a coat drive for early December — this is an activity that many Canadian communities can easily organize.
In the comments, feel free to add your own suggestions of places to donate our time and efforts to this holiday season!