2019 Service Projects

BE Orlando Humanist Fellowship is heading up three service projects.

Join us in the volunteer area and make a difference!

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Build Hi-Five Snack Packs for Kids

All supplies will be provided. Project benefits Second Harvest’s program in local elementary schools.

One in four children in Florida is food-insecure.

The Hi-Five Kids Pack program was started in 2006 to support the educators that came to us looking for a solution to students that were coming to school sick and unable to learn on Monday because they had not eaten since their school lunch the previous Friday.

Second Harvest Food Bank partners with elementary schools that have a significant percentage of student participation in free and reduced lunch programs. Last year, 20,718 weekend food packs were provided to children at Central Florida elementary schools. The food packs contain a variety of kid-friendly items such as cereal, shelf-stable milk and juice, fruit cups and more. These Hi-Five Kids Packs are prepared by dedicated volunteers like YOU.

Since 2006, more than 314,700 packs have been distributed – the equivalent of 944,244 meals. The Hi-Five Kids Pack Program has been made possible by funding from generous sponsors and individuals and organizations who help assemble and distribute the packs. Thank you for making a difference for families in Central Florida!

Materials supplied by BE. Orlando and the Central Florida Freethought Community through Second Harvest Food Bank.

 

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Postcards of encouragement for at-risk kids

https://justgottabe.org/positive-postcard-project/

Cards will be provided to you.

The Positive Postcard Project seeks to provide cards of hope and compassion with faith-neutral messages that provide comfort and inspire all people.

Don't know what to write? We'll have suggestions and templates available.

Many support letter and card campaigns include faith-biased messages of encouragement, yet people of faith are not the only ones who face life's challenges. God is not a comfort to everyone, and faith-biased messaging can compound challenges and further isolate people of non-faith.

Help us provide positive messages that support recipients of all faith AND non-faith perspectives.

Project of BE. Orlando. Benefiting charities include homeless shelters, youth programs, domestic violence shelters, LGBTQ+ youth center, hospices, and children's hospitals. 

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Donate STEM toys for homeless children

https://justgottabe.org/steam4youth/

Bring your donation to the conference.

Toy drives bring in many kinds of gifts, but there is a shortage of STEM-related gifts that can spark a young person's interest - and perhaps influence their future.

Let's show our passion for inspiring youth interest in STEM disciplines by providing a variety of math and science toys and books to gift drives for local shelters this holiday season.

STEM toys develop interest and skill in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and gives kids a head start and an advantage as they progress in their educational journey. 

Not only do we use STEM skills in many aspects of our lives, but the best career paths are in STEM fields – and we need great people educated to fill them in the future.

STEM-Themed Toy Drive is an annual initiative of Central Florida secular organizations, hosted by BE.Orlando. Learn more at https://justgottabe.org/steam4youth/.