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Community Outreach

 

In December 2011 a few RBH members created a group to explore ways to put the principles of Humanism into action. By working together we hope to make a positive impact in the world for both people and their environment.

The Community Outreach Group was founded both as a group activity and as a way for individuals to fulfill the following Humanist Affirmations:

  • Securing justice and fairness in society and eliminating discrimination and intolerance.
  • Supporting the disadvantaged and the handicapped so they can help themselves.
  • Protecting and enhancing the earth, to preserve it for future generations, and to eliminate inflicting needless suffering on other species.


JOIN US: There are many wonderful opportunities to make a difference. Please join us at any of our meetings or activities. If you are interested, please contact Irma Lester or Pat Barr (see below).

DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are in need of people to help deliver the donated items. If you are interested, please contact Irma Lester or Pat Barr (see below)

CONTACTS: RBH – Community Outreach Group – Humanism in Action

Chairperson: Irma Lester: irmadick@comcast.net or 732-840-1434
Vice-Chair: Pat Barr: danabarr4@aol.com or 848-333-4542
Communications Coordinator: Trudy Lagan: trudy.lagan@gmail.com or 732-530-9123

 

PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO THESE 2014 UPCOMING COLLECTIONS & PROJECTS!

  • April 13th Forum Collection – Will collect toiletries, paper products, laundry soap, garbage bags, new pillows, new sheets, and / or new towels for Visitation Relief Center which helps families affected by Sandy
  • April 26th 10 - Noon – Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep in Bradley Beach
  • May 3rd – Volunteer Day at Visitation Relief Center
  • May 11th Forum Collection – LED flashlights and lanterns for Tent City
  • June 8th Forum Collection – Camp Quest New England (we support this Summer camp for Humanist kids) They are looking for clothing the kids can use for theater / variety show performances. . .also art supplies.
  • July 13th Forum Collection – Canned food for Ocean County Hunger Relief
  • September 14th Forum Collection – School Supplies for Family Promise of Monmouth
  • October 12th Forum Collection – Welcome Baskets for families moving back into their homes via Visitation Relief Center
  • November 9th Forum Collection – Care packages for Atheist Soldiers via MAAF.
  • December 14th Forum Collection - Cleaning Supplies for HABcore homeless housing and training.
 

2014 Collections & Projects

  • January Forum Collection – Collected pillows, sheets, toiletries, gloves & hats for Valentine House in Point Pleasant Beach
  • January – Created 115 soup and sandwich bag lunches for residents of Tent City
  • February Forum Collection – Collected donations to create “Moving Out” baskets for the Family Promise of Monmouth.
  • March Forum Collection – Collected cleaning supplies, toiletries, and baby items for Dottie’s House.
 

2013 Collections & Projects

  • January Forum Collection - Collected first-aid supplies, toiletries & cleaning supplies for HABcore in Red Bank.  HABcore, Inc. provides permanent and transitional supportive housing to low income persons who are homeless, disabled, or unable to care for themselves.
  • February Forum Collection - Collected lots of shampoo, shaving cream, razors, hats, and pillows for Valentine House in Point Pleasant Beach. 
  • March Forum Collection - Collected baby items, toiletries & cleaning supplies for Dottie’s House.  Dottie's House is a transitional housing facility in Brick, NJ, designed to aid domestic violence survivors.
  • April Forum Collection - Collected New & used books for AAUW
  • April – Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep in Bradley Beach.
  • May Forum Collection - Collected Non-perishable food for the People’s Pantry
  • June Forum Collection - Collected Food, toiletries, paper products & cleaning supplies for HABcore, Family Promise, and Tent City at our Homelessness forum.
  • July Forum Collection - Collected Food, toiletries, paper products & cleaning supplies for Calico Cat.
  • July - Stuffed 1100 envelopes for HABcore’s summer appeal
  • September Forum Collection – Collected school supplies for Family Promise
  • October Forum Collection – Collected new and used items for Arc of Monmouth
  • October - Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep in Bradley Beach.
  • November Forum Collection – Collected blankets, gloves, new socks, winter clothes, pots & pans, toiletries, bottled water, gas cards (for generator fuel), paper products, and gift cards to Home Depot for Tent City in Lakewood.
  • December Forum Collection – Collected donations and created 10 care packages for atheist military personnel via MAAF.
 

2012 Collections & Projects

  • February Forum Collection - Collected paper products and firewood for residents of the Tent City in Lakewood.
  • March Forum Collection - Collected cleaning supplies for HABcore of Monmouth & Middlesex. HABcore, Inc. provides permanent and transitional supportive housing to low income persons who are homeless, disabled, or unable to care for themselves.
  • April Forum Collection - Collected women’s and children’s clothing for 180 Turning Lives Around.
  • April - Bradley Beach Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep
  • May Forum Collection - Collected clothing for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex
  • June Forum Collection - Collected art, science, games and sports supplies for Camp Quest New England in Connecticut.
  • July Forum Collection – Collected paper goods, bottled water, toiletries, plastic utensils, blankets, clothes, boots and shoes for the Tent City in Lakewood
  • September Forum Collection - Collected baby items, toiletries & cleaning supplies for Dottie’s House.  Dottie's House is a transitional housing facility in Brick, NJ, designed to aid domestic violence survivors
  • October Forum Collection - Collected New & used items for Goodwill.
  • October - Bradley Beach Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep.  Eight humanists helped clean Bradley Beach for two hours.
  • October – We raised $695 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation’s "Light the Night" walk to fund cancer research
  • November Forum Collection – Collected food and toiletries for Calico Cat in Middletown.
  • December Forum Collection - Collected winter gloves, toiletries, paper products, and water for the Tent City in Lakewood. 

 


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