Our mission is to support an underserved community of atheists, agnostics, and others who seek recovery from obsessive behavior around food and body image. Work on this site is entirely a volunteer effort; donations help support four Zoom room licenses, the podcast and website, and newcomer and sponsor packets (and associated mailing expenses). (At this time, donations are not tax deductible—we can’t afford the initial and annual fees to register as a nonprofit.) Your contribution, in any amount, will make a difference. Thank you!
Please note: Secular Overeaters (SO) is not affiliated with Overeaters Anonymous, and all donations to SO are used for SO expenses.
If your account is in the USA, you can use all three of the options below. Unfortunately, PayPal is the only option available for outside of USA donations.
PayPal: @SOtradition7 or https://paypal.me/SOTradition7. PayPal is available in all countries. If you have the option, be sure to indicate you’re sending money to a friend (or that it’s a gift), not a business! (Otherwise PayPal takes a percentage.)
Zelle: Check with your bank to see if you are set up to send money using Zelle (and consider making a small recurring monthly donation!). If so, use our email address for the recipient: SO.Tradition7@gmail.com This option is only available in the USA.
Checks from the USA: Contact the co-treasurer for a mailing address. Our bank can only accept checks from the USA.
Going forward we will be posting a quarterly financial report here on approximately 1/1, 4/1, 7/1, and 10/1. The funds are overseen by two co-treasurers. Our prudent reserve is one year’s expenses, and as we fund new projects, we also increase the prudent reserve. (The current 2023 prudent reserve is $1,900 and is not reflected in the finances below, as this kitty is meant to be used in a dire emergency only!) You can view past reports here.
2022 Carry Forward: $3820
2023 Actual Expenses So Far: -$4803 (1 New Zoom Account, Podcast, Newcomer and Sponsor Materials, Postage, $150 additional added to Prudent Reserve, 1000 SO Chips and expenses for mailing the chips.)
2023 Additional Budgeted Expenses: -$492 (Annual fees for 4 Zoom Accounts and Website Expenses.)
2023 Total Donations So Far: $4514 (149 Contributions, ranging from $3 to $500)
2023 Balance: $3,040 (Available for additional 2023 expenses and to cover our 2024 expenses)
We’re looking for volunteers with a wide range of skills and interests to help us launch the Secular Overeaters movement! Use this form to let us know your interests, and we’ll get back to you soon.
You can also contribute in other ways. Help us find more secular recovery resources for this site to share through links, including published Overeaters Anonymous (OA) content like podcasts and newsletter stories—as well as “outside” content with atheist/agnostic/other voices or secular tools for recovery. And we always welcome your comments, suggestions, and personal shares (written or recorded).
Thank you for being of service!