|Enewsletter • September 20, 2006|
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Notes from Vegan Outreach
Workplace Giving / CFC
Thanks to everyone who donates to Vegan Outreach through their workplace. If you currently don't, ask if it is possible. Many companies will match your donation -- Vegan Outreach has received thousands of dollars from Google, Microsoft, Home Depot, and other companies.
At right, Jenna leaflets at UMass Lowell; photo by Jon Camp.
If you work for the federal government or participating state governments, you can donate through the Combined Federal Campaign or a similar state program. Please be sure to look for Vegan Outreach when making your charitable choices -- we will continue to do our best to make sure each dollar goes as far as possible for the animals!
Adopt a College Charges Ahead
Already this semester, Adopt a College activists have distributed over 60,000 booklets -- this is more than the total for all of Spring 2004!
Overall, the program has reached more than 715,000 individual students with thorough, compelling information. Based on our estimates, the AAC program has now spared over 31 million birds and mammals from the horrors of factory farms and industrial slaughterhouses!
At right, Jon Camp leaflets at UConn; photo by Jenna Calabrese.
For the year, overall distribution is just under 900,000 -- already more than all of 2005!
Help Traveling Activists
Vegan Outreach's Victor Tsou has been leafleting colleges throughout the west coast with great success, usually giving out over 1,000 booklets per day. He is looking for housing for the end of October near the following cities: Las Vegas and Albuquerque. If you would be willing to house this dedicated young man for one to two nights, please email Victor at victor (at) veganoutreach.org. Thanks to those who responded earlier with offers of housing for other areas. During the remainder of this semester, Victor will be leafleting at large public schools in AZ, CA, NM, NV, OR, WA. If you would like to leaflet with him or if you would like for him to give a talk to your local group, please email victor (at) veganoutreach.org.
Ben Acaso and Karl Noyes of Compassionate Action For Animals will be leafleting Midwest colleges in October and will need a place to stay in or near Grand Forks and Fargo (ND); Moorhead (MN); Lincoln (NE); Warrensburg and Columbia (MO). If you would be willing to house these two young men for 1-3 nights, please email ben (at) ExploreVeg.org.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Product of the Week
Wendy in Wonderful Tucson says: "Good Karma Rice Cream is the best 'ice cream' we have ever had. Very creamy. Great flavors such as Carrot Cake. We purchased it at Trader Joe's."
Notes from All Over
"'Animal rights activists are often seen as dirty. How often do you wash?' J MANN, by email
"Once a month, whether I need it or not."
Notes from Our Members
We had an incredibly
receptive crowd at
the University of New Hampshire,
which made the time go by so quickly.
I talked to at least four students
for an extended period of time about
the information in the brochures,
which was really refreshing. Many
students took a GCFE and
said they would try to eat vegetarian.
At the University of
Victoria today, I
overheard a student telling her
friend that she had walked in on
her roommate last week who was crying
while reading an Even If You
Like Meat booklet.
Here's a little success
story from the old
school, black and white Why
Vegan. [Editor's note: Many
years ago, Why Vegan was
black and white. To see what it
looked like, click
here.] The main coordinator
for this year's CAA's annual Veg
Pledge Food Showcase was telling
me that her fiancÚ went vegan back
in '98/'99 after getting a WV
and has stuck with it since. In
turn, he's the one that got her
to go vegetarian and subsequently
vegan, and now she's a regular volunteer
with CAA! I think her fiancÚ got
the pamphlet after a concert, which
could have well been passed out
by a CAA volunteer back-in-the-day.