While Cecil and Tom may be rough around the edges, when it comes to supporting secular organizations with worthy causes, they’re big softies. And because of the generosity of our beloved listeners, we are able to help raise awareness and funds, match donations, and support non-religious organizations making a positive impact.
2017 Charitable Efforts
Cognitive Dissonance makes a recurring $50 donation monthly to Modest Needs, one of their favorite charities.
In April 2017 Cecil and Tom attended ReasonCon, which took place in Hickory, North Carolina — a state whose legislative Republican majority had pushed for the controversial HB2 “bathroom bill”. This bill, though repealed on March 30, 2017, was a pillar of discrimination against the LGBTQ community.
Show listeners called out the unsettling fact that the guys would be spending money in such an LGBTQ-hostile state, so the the guys asked back to listeners: “What can we do to fix this?” A listener suggested donating 2x the amount of money they would spend in the state to The Trevor Project, an organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQ youth.
So that’s exactly what Cecil & Tom did. They spent $1500 in the state of North Carolina for the trip to ReasonCon and donated $3,000 to The Trevor Project.
2016 Charitable Efforts
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