TWO IMPORTANT seasonal giving OPPORTUNITIES
We are once again supporting our friends at Youth in Need by collecting items for two art rooms. One is at the central classroom on Boone’s Lick Road, and the other is in the basement area of the shelter which resulted from the Lowe’s makeover. You can support this by donating money or items between now and the last Platform before Christmas. I will use the money to fill in areas and deliver them to the shelter/center by the first of the year. Please make checks payable to ESMR. Cash or check donations may be put in the Youth in Need donation box through December. Other items may be brought to our Sunday meeting.
SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR YOUTH IN NEED:
Small drawing pads
Colored pencils and Erasers
Graphite drawing pencils
Gel pens or Markers
12” x 16” canvasses
Cheap brush sets
Ethical Society Mid Rivers and Atheist Alliance Helping the Homeless, are partnering to provide camp stoves for the month of December. These provide an emergency heat source when shelter is unavailable. ESMR will double your impact by matching donations up to $1000. Please follow the link provided and select the, “St. Louis Camp Stove Drive” to donate. Thank you for your support!
Deed before creed
Ethical Action is an expression of our core commitments to honor the worth of all people, cultivate relationships, and build justice. We work together to bring out the best in others and ourselves, enhancing everyone’s unique capacity and responsibility to contribute to a more humane world.
At the Ethical Society Mid Rivers we participate in several ethical action activities throughout the year:
Members of the Ethical Society Mid Rivers embrace diverse political and social viewpoints, and participate in a variety of causes on a local and national level. Some areas of focus are listed below:
Environmental issues are a focus for many Ethical Society members, who participate in organizations such as the Missouri Coalition for the Environment and the Sierra Club.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues:
The Ethical Society supports community groups that offer services to gay, lesbian, and bisexual people in the St. Louis area such as the PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and PROMO, advocates for equality for all Missourians.
Health Care and Reproductive Rights:
The Ethical Society supports Faith Aloud and their efforts to ensure reproductive justice for all, and efforts to obtain universal affordable health care through organizations such as Missourians for Single Payer Health Care and Medicare for All.
Helping the Homeless:
The Ethical Society supports front-line efforts to help the homeless through Athiest Alliance Helping the Homeless-Saint Louis.
The Ethical Society promotes respect for the civil rights and constitutional freedoms afforded all faiths and religions in conjunction with the Interfaith Alliance.
The Life After podcast series holds space for those leaving their faith.
Through KIVA the Ethical Society Mid Rivers sustains micro loans to people in developing nations to alleviate poverty. Visit the KIVA website for more information.
Victims of Domestic Violence:
Members advocate for domestic abuse victims and their rights and support local organizations like Lydia’s House, The Women’s Safe House, The Women’s Center, and ALIVE (Alternatives to Living In Violent Environments).