What’s more impressive is that he didn’t start the 100-day contest until Day 92:
With only a week remaining, Chris knew he needed to work fast and work smart. The 29 year-old saw the contest as an opportunity to support causes he is interested in, specifically organizations without religious affiliations which support children and communities in need. As a self-described “secular humanist,” he was inspired when he discovered two Reddit “sub-communities” collaborating to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders and World Vision during the last holiday season. The two communities, r/atheism and r/Christianity raised over $64,000. He decided to ignite the r/atheism community of 150,000 for the 100 Days of Giving Contest. In only a few days, “Chris M.” hit the number one slot on the leaderboard.
The money, we were told, would be split between groups including:
- Secular Student Alliance
- Doctors without Borders
- Center for Inquiry
- Freedom From Religion Foundation
- Foundation Beyond Belief
I hope that’s still the case because they’re all great causes and they’ll put the money to good use.
I love it when atheists band together for a worthy cause 🙂 More of this!
(Thanks to Eli for the link!)