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📰 Lincoln Atheists Newsletter - July 2016

July 2016 Lincoln Atheists Newsletter
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2nd Annual Send Hunger Packing Backpack Drive!

LA's Community Service Committee is again collecting backpacks, food and personal care items for the Lincoln Food Bank for use in the LPS Backpack Program and LPS Emergency Pantry. Our goal this year is 30 backpacks. Can we collect 500 pounds of food?

Drive Dates: Wednesday, August 10th – Wednesday August 31st

Members of our LA community have already purchased some backpacks you can adopt, fill with food items and return to Carra McClelland during the drive.

Backpacks will be Available at our next Monthly Meetup:
Wednesday, August 10th, 6:00 pm @ the Eatery

You are also welcome to purchase your own backpack. It must be gender neutral in color/design, have 2 shoulder straps and be large enough to hold a full size box of cereal.

Last year with your help, we donated 20 backpacks totaling nearly 300 pounds. The Backpack Program provides backpacks to students in need of food over the weekend. Currently 2,582 LPS students at 38 LPS schools receive weekly food-filled backpacks. 

The LPS Emergency Pantry is open to any LPS (or Catholic School) family in need of food assistance 3 afternoons per week when elementary schools are in session. Donated food and personal care items from the community stock these shelves.

Filled Backpacks can be dropped off to Carra at the following Meetups:

  • Saturday August 13th Tabletop Gaming
  • Sunday August 14th Coffee and Conversation
  • Tuesday August 16th Welcome to Lincoln Atheists Meetup
  • Sunday August 21st Coffee and Conversation
  • Friday August 26th Tabletop Gaming
  • Sunday August 28th Coffee and Conversation
  • Wednesday August 31st: Final Drop Off 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Meadowlark

Did someone say Prizes?

This year, if we fill 15 backpacks, everyone contributing will be put in a drawing for a $20 Amazon gift. If we reach 30, an additional gift card will be drawn for (two separate winners).  Carra will add another gift card for every 15 filled packs after that. So kids get to eat, and YOU have a chance at being able to get some fun stuff from Amazon!

Speaking of Amazon, if you want to contribute to the drive remotely, use our Amazon Wish List!  

Thank you, let's send hunger packing!

Welcome to Lincoln Atheists meetup

  • Are you a member of Lincoln Atheists on, or a member of the Facebook group, but have never actually attended a Lincoln Atheists event?
  • Do you just want to know what atheists do when we get together?
  • Are you intimidated by the thought of not knowing any of the people that will be at a meetup event?
  • Are you just not able to make it to one of the regularly scheduled events?
  • Have you attended an event in the past but still want to learn more about "why Lincoln Atheists"?
Then, here is you chance to actually come out and "meetup" with fellow godless human beings here in the Star City.  This event is for anyone who considers themselves "new" to Lincoln Atheists events, no matter how long ago you joined the group.

You will get a chance to meet with a couple of the Lincoln Atheists Board members in a quiet, small group setting. Here you can find out more about the group and what we do, as well as provide some feedback to us on why you are interested in Lincoln Atheists and what you would like to get from the organization.

Scooters 2901 S 84th St, Lincoln, NE 68506 at 7 pm

We will meet in the seating area towards the front of the store.  Look for the Lincoln Atheists Meetup sign.  Feel free to call me (Brian) at 402-617-0515 if you can't find us.

Group size will be limited to 12 people so please make sure to RSVP.


  • Swing Fever August 4th at Stransky Park
  • Weekly Coffee and Conversation on Sunday at Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso
  • Monthly Meetup August 10th at The Eatery
  • 2nd Annual Send Hunger Packing BackPack Drive August 10th - 31st
  • Tabletop Gaming August 13th and 26th at Gauntlet Games
  • Discussion Group: Inspired Texts August 13th at Anderson Public Library
  • Welcom to Lincoln Atheists meetup August 16th at Scooters
  • Bar Trivia August 18th at Brewsky's South
  • Unapologetic Atheists: Presuppositional Arguments August 27th at Anderson Public Library
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