Kansas City Oasis Launch

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By gathering weekly, we hope to connect, inspire, and empower one another.
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Helen Stringer
Community
Kansas City, Missouri
United States
1 Team Member

An innovative community is forming right here in Kansas City. It's called 'Oasis', and it's a neutral place where we can connect, inspire, and empower one another. A place where life is celebrated, family is valued, and all people matter.

Our Values:

  • People are more important than beliefs.
  • Human hands can solve human problems.
  • Reality is known through reason.
  • Meaning comes from making a difference.
  • Labels are unimportant.
  • Unity in our values, charity in our differences.
  • Be accepting and be accepted in return.

We all have different backgrounds and beliefs. Many of us simply don't fit in faith-based communities. Some of us have backgrounds in the church, while others have been congregating at skeptics conferences for years. If you have been labeled or you label yourself as unaffiliated, freethinker, agnostic, secular humanist, atheist, secular, or anywhere in between, then this is the community for you!

It's time to come together - to build a community and to celebrate the human experience.

Our weekly gatherings will feature live performances by local musicians, speakers to inspire and educate, and children's programming to entertain and stimulate young minds.

It's time for Oasis - a well of compassion and reason where we can celebrate life and, together, make a difference.

Are you curious as to what this kind of community will look like?  We are affiliating with Houston Oasis, a successful community grounded in reason, celebrating the human experience and launching based on their successful model that has created a vibrant, warm, and happy community.

Our Values:
  • People are more important than beliefs.
  • Human hands can solve human problems.
  • Reality is known through reason.
  • Meaning comes from making a difference.
  • Labels are unimportant.
  • Everyone should be accepted where they are, as long as they are accepting in return.
  • Unity in our values, charity in our differences.

What does your contribution pay for?

We've projected the following for a six-month budget:

  1. Event space for 6 months every week - $7,200
  2. Equip event space- $1600
  3. Coffee, tea, and everything that comes with it- $1200
  4. Community engagement materials- $2500
  5. Indiegogo's piece of the pie- $360

Total: $12,860

The Impact

Vibrant, tightly knit communities are central to human happiness and well-being; we are social creatures by nature. For this reason, we need communities like Oasis to provide a place to connect, be inspired and feel empowered. 

Furthermore, we need to provide a place where children can explore their developing world-views, ask questions and make friends in an environment that is supportive of critical thinking.

Other Ways You Can Help

Share what we are doing and our campaign link on your social media outlets!  (igg.me/at/kcoasis)

Want to volunteer?  Visit our website and let us know you would like to help! www.KCOasis.org

(KC Oasis is a non-profit entity set up as a DBA underneath the Kansas City Atheist Coalition, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. KCAC is helping to launch KC Oasis with the intent that Oasis will become an independent and self-sufficient organization in the future. One of KCAC’s missions is to help cultivate a positive secular community and we hope that KC Oasis will help to fulfill that. It is important to note that we want KC Oasis to appeal to more than just atheists but also those who have been labeled or label themselves as atheist, agnostic, secular humanist, freethinker, secular, unaffiliated, or anywhere in between.)

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$12,860 USD goal
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This campaign ended on March 13, 2014
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  • $10USD
    Oasis Friend

    Your donation helps Oasis to share coffee and tea at our weekly gatherings. You will be graciously thanked with a personal email.

    2 out of 1200 claimed
  • $25USD
    Oasis Family

    Your donation will help us equip our event space. You will be graciously thanked with a personal email and a Kansas City Oasis magnet.

    7 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $50USD
    Oasis Supporter

    Your donation will help us to meet our event space budget. You will be graciously thanked with a personal email, Kansas City Oasis magnet and bumper sticker.

    12 out of 250 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $100USD
    Oasis Ally

    Your donation will help us to meet our event space budget. You will be graciously thanked with a personal email, Kansas City Oasis magnet, bumper sticker and canvas tote bag.

    3 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $250USD
    Oasis Partner

    Your donation will help us to meet our event space budget. You will be graciously thanked with a personal email, Kansas City Oasis magnet, bumper sticker, canvas tote and stainless steel water bottle.

    2 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Oasis Pillar

    Your donation will help us to sustain our mission and vision every week! You will be graciously thanked with a gift basket containing our array of Kansas City Oasis merchandise. In addition you will receive a special one of a kind art piece by local KC artist, Amanda Lynn.

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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