SSA affiliates and members are doing awesome stuff on their campus all the time. We brag about their work here on our website through the Brag It Up series. If you or your affiliate group has done something awesome, Brag It Up!
Every semester, dozens of our affiliate groups participate in service projects and the Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is among them. They are a group that is always doing really fantastic things - they were a pioneer group for Graveyard of the Gods, they host an annual conference each year, invade their state capital for the holidays, and so much more.
This year, for the third year in a row, AHA at UW-Madison has partnered with the Domestic Abuse Intervention Services to help out a local women's shelter for the holiday season. Thanks to contributions from members, AHA were able to donate $155 in gifts. Those gifts, ranging from stuffed animals and games to pajamas and bathrobes, will go to women and children staying in the shelter over the holidays.
"Most of our money for this was raised through tabling at our events, so SSA pamphlets and swag definitely helped draw people to our table," stated Darcy Davis, Technology Chair of AHA.
Good on AHA for raising money for an organization in their community that does such great work! It is so amazing to see affiliate groups working to combat larger, intersectional issues on their campuses. We love to see our affiliate groups do service around the holidays - that represents a focus on service and bettering our communities that we are proud to make a crucial part of the future of the SSA.
As AHA has shown us in the past, they are capable of amazing and wonderful things. We sincerely look forward to everything they do in future and what is in store for next semester.