|Enewsletter • February 21, 2007|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Record | Thanks
Despite the bone-chilling cold gripping much of the nation, Adopt a College activists have handed booklets directly to over 100,000 students and faculty so far this semester. This is over 50% more than at this time last year!
Overall distribution is also proceeding at a record pace. We've already sent out more than 220,000 booklets in 2007, compared to 147,000 by this date in 2006!
(Above, Kyle Vincent leaflets at Hampshire College; photo by Jenna Calabrese. Below, Amy Dienger leaflets at the University of South Carolina; photo by Jon Camp.)
To try to keep up with this great demand, Vegan Outreach recently completed a new printing of Even If You Like Meat, and we are about to go to press with the next batch of Why Vegan and the new Spanish Por que vegetariano.
Last year, Vegan Outreach set a record for distribution because we received a record number of donations. We can't say "thank you" enough to everyone who has contributed to exposing and eventually ending the horrors of modern animal agriculture. Please know that it is only because of your generosity that, each and every day, thousands and thousands of people learn about the animals' plight and the compassionate alternative.
With this rapid growth, Vegan Outreach's printing and shipping expenses have outstripped contributions. If you are considering a donation, now would be a great time! You can donate securely on-line, set up automatic recurring donations, or send a check or money order to:
With your help, we can continue to reach more and more people every single day.
Thanks so very much!
Super Dan Keeps Running!
Dan Kuzma's training for his 100 mile race in June continues apace, as does his fundraising. He is closing in on $2,000 -- help support vegan power with a pledge today!
A new Action Alert, as well as One Possible Future, a new essay by Matt Ball.
Product of the Week
Mae: I nominate Organic Sunshine Burgers -- they are delish! They are made with whole grains, veggies and raw sunflower seeds (and gluten free as well) not too dry or bland. I've had a hard time finding them but have been seeing them in more and more places. Very Good!!
Feedback from Our Members
leafleting at the Galleria Mall,
a young boy who had gotten a Why
Vegan earlier in the day told
me that it was very sad. I then
told him that I have another pamphlet
also, and handed him a GCFE.
His mother said their whole family
was definitely going to have to
change now. Later, an employee from
one of the stores thanked me for
giving her a pamphlet earlier, and
said that it was definitely something
to think about. I gave her a GCFE
At right, Liza Calhoun leaflets at the University of Texas, Austin; photo by Casey Constable.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette,
I ran into great responses from
the students. Many read the booklet
while they waited for the light
to change; one woman, engrossed
in reading the pamphlet, missed
the "walk" signal entirely.
Several asked for extra copies for
their friends. I overheard one man
telling his friend that the pamphlet
was very important and that he should
read about the severe confinement
of the chickens.
my first day of college
campus leafleting yesterday at San
Francisco State, with three of us
distributing over 800 Why Vegans
and Even If You Like Meats
in about 90 minutes. Students were
unbelievably receptive. There were
moments when we could barely keep
up with the pace! This
is a fulfilling way to spend an
hour, directly reaching people one
on one. Polite and eager to receive
the information. It's really a kick.
a colleague who I
encouraged to show some enthusiasm
after receiving a booklet from Sarat.
Later in the day I happened to see
her in the library and she told
me that after having read through
the Why Vegan? booklet
that it saddened her. I look forward
to talking with her about this topic
when I next see her at work.
On our mini-tour of Florida universities, we had some great conversations. For example:
-Jodi Chemes, 2/14/07