Taking Over GoodWorld

Last month, we introduced Wendy and Cleo, the kickass co-coordinators of the Humanist Service Corps program in Ghana. Wendy and Cleo are supervising a five-person team of Ghanaian and U.S. volunteers supporting Songtaba, a grassroots women’s rights group working to end gender-based discrimination (like witch-hunting) in Ghana’s Northern Region. 

By spending two minutes and zero dollars today, you can make a $20 donation to the Humanist Service Corps. You read that right – your $0 becomes $20 for HSC. Oh, and that donation just might help the Humanist Service Corps win more money to continue saving lives, fighting for women’s rights, and promoting culturally responsible service!

The details: HSC’s parent organization, Foundation Beyond Belief, is competing in GoodWorld’s Social Giving September challenge and setting aside all donations for the Humanist Service Corps.

Every person who signs up at FBB’s unique referral link gets a free $10 credit they can immediately donate back to FBB. When FBB sends that $10 to the Humanist Service Corps, it is automatically doubled by the American Humanist Association’s matching grant for HSC. Voila! It’ll be the best $20 you never spent, because here’s what the Humanist Service Corps can do with your $20:

  • Send HSC volunteers on eight visits to rural communities to facilitate the reintegration of women banished for witchcraft
  • Fix the leaky roof of an elderly banished woman so that she doesn’t contract pneumonia during the rainy season
  • Collect and test four soil samples to help rural women increase farm yields and profits for their families
  • Purchase two months of internet to raise awareness about gender-based discrimination in Ghana’s Northern Region

The group with the most new GoodWorld signups by the end of September gets $5,000. We could make that happen for HSC! Foundation Beyond Belief is already in 5th place on the Social Giving September leaderboard, and that’s with only 66 total signups so far!

Courtney Caldwell

Courtney Caldwell is an intersectional feminist. Her talents include sweary rants, and clogging your social media with pictures of her dogs (and occasionally her begrudging cat). She's also a political nerd, whose far-left tendencies are a little out of place in the deep red Texas.

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