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. 30th, 2015 - Biking the Riverfront Trail

Join us as we bike along the Riverfront Trail. Our current plan is to meet at the Western Colorado Botanic Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave, Grand Junction at 8:30 in the morning. It’s an easy to moderate ride – enough for some good exercise but not terribly strenuous. Everyone should be comfortable on their bike, but there is no technical riding. Most people will probably ride mountain or town bikes, but road bikes would work, too. (If you ARE comfortable biking but don’t have a bike, let us know and we might be able to bring an extra town bike.) Helmets, please, and it’s too crowded to try to ride with a dog!

The ride will be along the Riverfront Trail system. The trail is mostly along the Colorado River and we are planning to do about an hour out and an hour back to our starting point. Be sure to bring plenty of water and if you have a spare tube, that’s always a good idea. We recommend bringing a lunch to eat at the Botanical Garden after the ride.

When: Sunday, Aug. 30th at 8:30 am

Where: Western Colorado Botanic Gardens (641 Struthers Ave.)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

Aug. 20th, 2015 - HDG Booth at GJ Farmers Market

Humanists Doing Good will be setting up our final booth of the season at the Grand Junction Farmers Market on Main Street. 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 hope 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 fun way to meet new and interesting people.

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. Please let us know if you have a preference.

When: 4:00 - 8:45 pm (Shifts available and market is officially open from 5:30 - 8:30 pm)

Where: Main Street, GJ

Click here to sign up to volunteer on our meetup site.

Aug. 15th, 2015 - Intro To Humanism & Discussion Meeting

Join us as we spend some time learning about humanism and explore its historical roots. We'd love to hear what humanism means to you personally and we're happy to answer any questions you might have. What appeals to you about humanism and what may not? Whether you're brand new to humanism or a seasoned humanist, we welcome you into the learning and discussion. We will also do some planning and talk about future happenings in the organization.

When: Saturday, August 15th from 10:00 am to Noon

Where: Garden Room at The Commons (625 27 1/2 Road)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

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.