Bridget Gaudette and Courtney Heard began raising funds to start International Association of Atheists on February 21st, 2020. Since that time, we have raised over $30,000.
We have raised
went to Mubarak Bala's legal aid fund.
went to our partner, Free Hearts, Free Minds to help atheists in danger.
went to our partner, Humanist Global Charity for secular orphans in DR Congo.
went to our partner, Humanist Global Charity for sanitary pad projects in DR Congo.
We have also used the money we have raised for:
Our web site development and various online marketing tools
The incorporation process
Membership packs including pins, bumper stickers, tote bags, membership cards and mailing
Business cards and other print marketing materials
Communications - phone, email, PO Box
Maintaining a minimum balance in our bank account
in 2020, We received a shoutout from Penn Jillette
We earned a 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency Before we were four months old!
Judd Apatow shared our fundraiser for orphans in DR Congo and entertainer, Morgue, gave his Covid-19 stimulus check to Free Mubarak Bala.
Be a part of something big enough to catch the attention of Penn Jilette, Morgue and Judd Apatow.
After our successful July 2020 Fundraiser to send 41 Congolese orphans to school, the orphans thanked IAA
It's important to note that it has not all been forward progress since we started this venture. There have indeed been setbacks as well. In 2020, we faced the loss of our advisory board member, Mubarak Bala, who is currently in prison in Nigeria, or so we are led to believe. So, while we list the fundraiser for his legal team as a highlight, this was and continues to be a very difficult experience. We are working for and thinking of his loved ones.