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Accomplishments & Highlights

Below are a just a few of the projects, activities and accomplishments made possible by the donations, volunteering and hard work of the members of Humanists Doing Good.

2016 (in progress)

  • Donated a Little Free Library to downtown Fruita and donated hundreds of books to keep the library supplied
  • Painted the interior of the C.L.A.W.S. No-Kill Cat Shelter and cleaned the walls to improve the cat's living quarters and provide some relief to the shelter staff
  • Members went snowshoeing on the Grand Mesa

 

2015

  • Assisted the Red Cross in their fire preparedness campaign by educating people, testing smoke alarms and installing new ones as needed
  • Harvested 14 boxes of cherries totaling 242 pounds for donation to community food banks and The House, a teen shelter
  • Harvested 1738 pounds of apples for donation to community food banks and The House
  • Volunteers built interactive displays for children at The Parenting Place
  • Legal victory against the City of Grand Junction's Panhandling Ordinance as it was declared unconstitutional
  • Assisted with construction of a monarch butterfly way station that the butterflies can stop at during their migration
  • Purchased copies of the Freedom From Religion Foundation publications for Grand Junction and Fruita Public Libraries
  • Assisted the Partners Superstars event by refereeing games and helping with event setup
  • Showed Women Are The Change documentary and had its executive producer, Linda Stout, present to speak about the work being done in Africa
  • Played games and had personal visits with residents at nursing homes
  • Cheered for Olympians at the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament
  • Cleaned trash from our 2.4 mile stretch of adopted roadway multiple times (a total of 400 bags removed since we started in 2011)
  • Hiked to numerous locations like Echo Canyon and the Little Bookcliffs, where we saw wild horses and big horn sheep
  • Rewarded 100 people for carrying out good deeds or explaining recent good deeds they had carried out in our "Play It Forward" campaign
  • Hosted a presentation on Death With Dignity and legislative efforts in Colorado
  • Baked and delivered hundreds of treats across the valley for people working or otherwise away from their families during the holiday season
  • Collaborated with the Western Colorado Astronomy club for an evening of astronomy and listening to the original The War of the Worlds radio broadcast atop the Monument
  • Carried on our tradition of raking leaves for neighborhoods and elderly for free and with no strings attached
  • Volunteers spontaneously cleaned up an illegally dumped large trash pile at Easter Hill / Water Tower Hill

 

2014

  • Organized volunteers to cheer on Olympians at the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament
  • Harvested over 1,000 pounds of apples for donation to community food banks
  • Assisted a family that had experienced a signficant injury by digging a ditch to connect existing ditches that remedied a water problem on their property
  • Donated and filled numerous backpacks with useful good that were then donated to homeless individuals and our local Homeless Outreach Team
  • Donated useful household items to people transitioning into stable housing
  • Cleaned our 2.4 mile road of adopted roadway multiple times
  • Challenged the City of Grand Junction's Panhandling Ordinance (Later ruled in our favor as being unconstitutional)
  • Brought in musican Tom Nielson, who may well have been the first openly Humanist musician in Grand Junction
  • Hiked and cleaned trash from trails like the heavily used Mica Mine Trail and the educational Fruita Paleo Trail
  • Hosted Thea Deley's Jesus Loves You! (but hates me) comedy performance at Colorado Mesa University with the Secular Student Alliance
  • Hosted Daniel Suelo, frequently referred to as "the man who quit money."
  • Received the 2014 Colorado Secular Conference EvolveFish Award for founding the conference in 2011
  • Hosted an ACLU Know Your Rights Training
  • Dr. Isabella Kasselstrand spoke on the topic of secularization
  • Continued our annual leaf raking good deed for neighborhoods for free and with no strings attached
  • Carried out our first snowshoeing expedition
  • Baked and packaged hundreds of treats that we delivered to people working or otherwise away from their families during the holidays

2013

  • Assisted a couple who were simultaneously diagnosed with cancer with painting, yard work, and unfortunately, a funeral service
  • Repaired garden boxes for the Multiple Sclerosis Society that could be used by people in wheelchairs
  • Organized a blood drive and day of service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Harvested and sorted hundreds of pounds of apples for donation to community food banks
  • Participated in a second round of Suicide Prevention Training for our members to better handle difficult situations
  • Offered numerous educational activities such as a critiques of alternative medicine and pseudoscience
  • Carried out both educational and recreational hikes to places like the Trail Through Time and a camping trips in Ridgway and the Colorado National Monument
  • Organized multiple themed events focusing on different cultures
  • Supplied a new bingo set, prizes and other gifts as we visited people at nursing homes
  • Raked leaves for neighborhoods and elderly for free and with no strings attached
  • Participated in a rafting trip that removed massive amounts of trash from the Colorado River
  • Hosted an event focusing on targets of discrimination along with the Secular Student Alliance
  • Baked and delivered hundreds of treats to people working or otherwise away from their families for the holidays

2012

  • Harvested 763 pounds of tomatoes for donation to community food banks
  • Assisted a couple who were simultaneously diagnosed with cancer by painting, moving and performing yard work
  • Provided education about homelessness and police work with our local homeless community
  • Collected and donated around 1000 pounds of dog food for homeless animals as well as leashes, collars, and medicine
  • Paid for surgery for a dog belonging to a woman at risk of losing her housing if she opted to care for her dog
  • Volunteers participated in a massive cleanup project to remove waste and remnants of an abandoned homeless camp at the confluence of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers
  • Painted the interior of the C.L.A.W.S. no-kill cat shelter
  • Launched our UniversiTea intellectual discussions of challenging topics
  • Initiated humanist hikes and educational outings to places like Dominguez Canyon and its petroglyphs
  • Cleaned trails like the Mica Mine trail and Colorado River trail system of litter and dog waste
  • Organized and carried out a campaign to cheer on Olympians at the Special Olympics
  • Created a Relay For Life team that donated $700 to the fight against cancer
  • Founded and carried out the first Colorado Secular Conference in our very own Grand Junction, an event that has went on to join forces with the national American Humanist Association convention
  • Adopted and cleaned a 2.4 mile stretch of the I-70 business loop west of Mesa Mall multiple times
  • Hosted themed dinners to learn to cook new foods, learn about other cultures and to have a great time in the process
  • Cleaned broken glass, rusted nails and other waste from a popular recreational and rock climbing area
  • Planted seeds and staked protective materials for thousands of yards along the riverbank in Ridgeway to revegetate the area
  • Assisted The Parenting Place in improving their facility and preparing it for future usage
  • Raked leaves for neighborhoods and elderly in Grand Junction for free and with no strings attached
  • Participated in a Suicide Prevention Training to broaden our membership's ability to handle difficult situations
  • Baked and delivered hundreds of treats for people working or otherwise away from their families for the holiday season such as delivery drivers, homeless individuals and hotel staff

2011

  • Humanists Doing Good was founded in late 2011 as the first American Humanist Association Chapter in Western Colorado
  • Started regularly occurring events for the secular community
  • Began providing unique educational activities for the secular community
  • Collected over 100 coats and blankets for donation to Caitlyn's Caring and Sharing Warm Hearts Project
  • Raked leaves and cleaned yards multiple times for neighborhoods with no strings attached as a good deed
  • Held Grand Junction's first Flying Spaghetti Monster dinner and events
  • Performed secular carols for the holiday season in downtown Grand Junction
  • Baked and delivered hundreds of treats for people working or otherwise away from their families for the holiday season such as truck drivers, homeless individuals and gas station attendants




2016 Snowshoeing on the Grand Mesa
2016 Snowshoeing on Grand Mesa

 

2016 Painting cat shelter
2016 Painting cat shelter

 

1,738 pounds of apples donated to community food banks
1,738 pounds of apples donated

 

Assisting with Red Cross Fire Preparedness Campaign
Fire preparedness campaign

 

Volunteers digging a ditch to help a family dealing with a major injury
Digging to assist family dealing with major injury

 

Jesus Loves You! (but hates me)
Thea Deley's Jesus Loves You! (but hates me)

 

Raking leaves good deed
Raking leaves good deed

 

ACLU speaker at Targets of Discrimination event
ACLU speaker at Targets of Discrimination event

 

Cleanup of river confluence
Cleanup of river confluence

 

HDG paid for dog's surgery to allow owner to maintain stable housing
HDG made it possible for dog to have surgery which enabled owner to remain in stable housing

 

Inaugural Colorado Secular Conference
Inaugural Colorado Secular Conference organized by HDG