News and Events

July 5th, 2015 - Cherry Harvesting for Donation to Community Food Bank & Teen Shelter



Humanists Doing Good partnered with the Grow Another Row organization to harvest 14 boxes of cherries totaling 242 pounds from the Fruit Basket Orchards. The cherries were generously donated by the Fruit Basket and volunteers had a great time on a cool morning out in the orchard. As an added bonus, volunteers were able to take some cherries home to eat too.

The Daily Sentinel sent out a reporter and photographer to cover the event.

Aug. 1st, 2015 - Assisting Red Cross Fire Preparedness Campaign


Humanists Doing Good will be volunteering to help the Red Cross with their Fire Prevention Campaign in Grand Junction. Volunteers will receive 30 minutes of training from the Red Cross before they will visit a neighborhood to help install smoke detectors for people in need.  Each team of 3 HDG members will also have a trained Red Cross volunteer on their team, for a total of four people per team. Each team will be given a target area of 18-22 houses which on average will take a team 4 hours.

The general area we will be working is near the U.S. Postal Service hub on Patterson/F Road in Grand Junction.

Click here for the latest information available on our meetup site or to RSVP to volunteer.

July 26th, 2015 - Crag Crest Hike


We will meet at 8:30 am at Island Lake for a 3.5 mile hike. It will be in the trees and there will be lots of great wildflowers, spectacular views, and a great break from the heat.  The 3.5 mile hike is fairly level, though you can turn around at any time for a shorter hike. People can either go back the way we came, or we will have a car shuttle at the end for those who don't want to hike back. There is also a longer, higher option for those who want to go on the top 6.4 mile route. 

Here are the essentials to bring:

• Water of course
• A poncho in case it rains
• Bug repellent (mosquitoes are thick)
• Sunscreen, hat

Optional things to bring:

* Flower ID book
• Binos – they say you can see all the way from Aspen to near Ouray to mountains in Utah
• Camera

* Bring your lunch to eat at the end of the hike if you'd like!

Some people will be meeting at 7:00 am at the True Value on 12th Street to carpool.

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.



July 18th, 2015 - Guided Painting of Mt. Garfield


Become a famous painter! Ok, you probably won't become a world famous painter, but at the very least you will get get step by step instructions from one of our very talented members, Dana. She will teach us how to paint a beautiful local scene and have a lot of fun in the process. This event is for participants of Humanists Doing Good only and is not open to the general public. Cost will be $20 per person for annual dues paying members and $25 per person for non dues paying members. Fees will cover the cost of your canvas, brushes and paints, a glass of wine and/or beer and light snack food. Humanism draws inspiration from art and we hope you'll find inspiration too. Come hang out and have a good time! Please RSVP as soon as possible so we have an idea of what supplies to purchase.

When: Saturday, July 18th at 6:30 pm

Where: Fruita (directions will be sent to those who RSVP)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

July 9th, 2015 - Volunteer at HDG Booth at Farmers Market





Humanists Doing Good will be setting up a booth a the Grand Junction Farmers Market on Main Street. We typically have a 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm shift and a 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm shift. We can often be flexible with volunteer shifts too if these times do not happen to work for you, but you are interested in participating. Volunteers help with setting up our booth, staffing our table and taking down our booth at the end of the evening. We are happy to partner new volunteers with experienced volunteers and no previous experience is required. We plan to once again have our mascot out mixing with the crowd and surprising people with small gifts. Help us reach out to our community and inform people about all the great things we do. It's a great way to meet new and interesting people.

When: Thursday, July 9th - Shifts from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm and from 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Where: Main Street, GJ

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site to volunteer.