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Welcome Toledo Pride Visitors!

Thank you for taking the time to talk to us at our booth. We hope you will find our group a fit for you and you either join or at least attend some of our meetings and events.

Hope you all are ready to attend some excellent programs we have scheduled this month. 

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Upcoming Meetings and Events

Humanist Nooner – Monroe Street Diner

Wednesday, August 21, 2019  12:00 PM

Monroe Street Diner - 4514 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43613

Join host Doug Berger each month as he explores some of the fine eating establishments in the Toledo metro area for lunch. 

Looking for a fun time without a boring meeting, then Humanist Nooners is the place to be.

Although the food isn’t free, the conversation will be and it is open to the public. Meet some other Humanists and Freethinkers. You can even ask Doug about Humanism and freethought. It might also be nice to bring a can good to donate a local Food bank and some ideas for our next food adventure.

This event is open to the public

How Humanism And Its Aspirations Translates Into Everyday Living

Saturday, September 14, 2019   1:00 PM

Kent Branch Library - 3101 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo, OH 43610

We will be in Meeting Room A

Join us for our first monthly meeting of the fall as we have a group discussion looking at how we translate "Humanism and Its Aspirations" (aka Manifesto III) into our everyday life.

"Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.

The lifestance of Humanism—guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience—encourages us to live life well and fully. It evolved through the ages and continues to develop through the efforts of thoughtful people who recognize that values and ideals, however carefully wrought, are subject to change as our knowledge and understandings advance.

"Humanism and Its Aspirations" is part of an ongoing effort to manifest in clear and positive terms the conceptual boundaries of Humanism, not what we must believe but a consensus of what we do believe."

We will have light refreshments.

This event is free and open to the public

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How Can You Support Humanism In Toledo?

1. Join our group - obviously the best way is to join our group if you agree with our principles and believe Humanism is a life stance you can support.

2. Donate - we would never turn down a donation. We can use cash to further our programing and pay for the general operation of the group. You can donate once or set up a monthly subscription. We use PayPal but you don't need to have a PayPal account to donate to us.

3. Give through your place of employment - many businesses have charity giving as part of a benefit package. You donate an amount and in most cases your employer will match it. SHoWLE is part of the Fidelity Giving Marketplacefor those who have that option.

4. Use your Kroger Plus Card - if you shop at Kroger, you can enroll our group on your Plus card and Kroger will donate a small percentage of your total spending to us. Go to the Kroger Community Rewards page, sign in, and enroll us using our group number - XC299 - or search on our full group name. Click here for more help. If you need a Kroger Plus card, they are at the Customer Service Desk.

5. Amazon Smile Program - We are signed up through the Amazon Smile program. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your total eligible purchases to SHoWLE. We also have a Charity List of items we could use if you want to help with actual items.

6. Create a fundraiser on Facebook - If you use Facebook, you can create a fundraiser to benefit SHoWLE to mark your birthday or other milestone. 100% of the money donated comes to SHoWLE.
You can always donate at one of our meetings or events or send your check or money order to:

Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie
PO Box 6433
Toledo, OH 43612-0433
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If you are looking for meaning and solemnity to life celebrations, gatherings, and communities from a secular perspective, please contact Shawn Meagley at Secular Occasions. She is committed to helping humanists through the most important times in life including birth, love, loss, morality, and mortality. Each celebration or ceremony is personalized to be meaningful and professional with a humanist approach.

You can now donate to the Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie

Please help us provide a supportive local community for humanists and other nontheists, while promoting ethical and reasonable secular world views through education, community service, outreach, activism, and social events.

You can use Paypal or a credit card. Donations are tax deductible. 

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You can always donate at one of our meetings or events or send your check or money order to:

Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie
PO Box 6433
Toledo, OH 43612-0433

We are also connected with the Amazon Smile program. If you choose SHoWLE as your charity then a portion of sales you complete will be sent to us. Use this link to choose us:
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Our Mission:

The mission of the Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie is to provide a supportive local community for humanists and other nontheists, while promoting an ethical, reasonable, and secular approach to life through education, community service, outreach, activism, and social events.

We envision a Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan where secular people are respected and integrated in broader society, live values of reason and compassion, and enjoy a friendly humanist community.
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