|Enewsletter • December 19, 2007|
This issues is sponsored by Vegetarian Shoes and Bags
Notes from Vegan Outreach
2008 Depends on You
Already in 2007, Vegan Outreach has sent out nearly 1.8 million booklets.
This is over 50% more than all of 2006.
This stunning increase is a tribute to the hardworking members of Vegan Outreach, who, every day, are taking the animals' plight directly to thousands and thousands of new people. Every week, tens of thousands of people receive an illustrated, detailed, and documented description of today's factory farms and industrial slaughterhouses, as well as honest and compelling guidance for making sustainable compassionate choices.
But this undeniable fact remains: without the financial support of our generous donors, Vegan Outreach would be unable to print and ship any of these booklets.
Indeed, you can clearly see here what your donations accomplish: with the slightest lag, distribution tracks -- almost exactly -- Vegan Outreach's income. The numbers make it crystal clear that your contributions have a concrete impact.
We do our absolute best, every day, to make sure your contributions go as far as possible for the animals. The underlying philosophy and reasoning that motivates and drives our work is laid out in A Meaningful Life, and our vision in One Possible Future. In short:
Please join us today -- order booklets to distribute in your area, and make an end-of-year, tax-deductible donation to print and distribute more booklets. You can make a special gift securely on-line, or send a check or money order to:
Together, we have accomplished a great deal. With your help, 2008 will be another record year!
-Anne, Jack, Matt & Everyone
at Vegan Outreach
New Year’s Resolutions – Improve Your Fitness & Raise Money for the Animals!
‘Tis the season of New Year’s Resolutions! Resolve to be a better vegan example, run a half marathon or 10k, and create more vegetarians!!
Join Team Vegan on February 2nd, 2008 for 12 weeks of group training and camaraderie, culminating in the run on April 13th in Santa Cruz. Members from New Jersey to San Francisco are taking part. Click here for all the details!
More New Year Resolutions!
Vegan Outreach is always looking for more volunteers to leaflet as part of Adopt a College -- no school has been completely saturated! Every semester, new people join up and discover how fulfilling this work can be. You don't need to be a student! Learn more here!
Another way to help animals all year long is through an automatic monthly or quarterly recurring donation. With a credit card, you can set it up via the GiveDirect here.
Notes from Our Members
At the University of
County, lots of people mentioned
being veg; one young woman told
me that she cried after reading
the booklet, and one guy gave me
a good pat on the shoulder in solidarity
with my work. One nice young woman
came up to tell me that she was
handed a booklet at the beginning
of the school year and went vegan
as a result. One woman said that
what she saw in the booklet was
"astonishing" and that
she was seriously considering trying
meatless foods after reading this.
I talked for a bit with one
man who really seemed to like VO's
mission and work, took a GCFE,
my business card, and stated that
he was seriously interested in joining
VO and telling his friends about
Fred Tyler leaflets at University of Wisconsin, Stout; photo by Jon Camp.
At San Francisco State,
we met numerous vegans
and, by and large, a receptive student
body despite the very chilly weather.
A student spontaneously helped leaflet
and another said, "These booklets
really work!" Next we leafleted
at Lowell High School, where students
stood reading and discussing the
booklets. As time went on, students
who had previously refused booklets,
interest now piqued, asked for their
Today was a great day
of high school outreach. At River
City HS, the second student I gave
a leaflet to excitedly told me he
was vegan. I gave him a GCFE
and an AML. The rest of the students
were receptive; I overheard many
of them commenting on the booklets
as they walked home. Next, at West
Campus HS, the very first student
I handed a leaflet to told me she
was vegetarian. She could barely
contain her enthusiasm at my presence
at her school and told me that everyone
should have to read the information
in the EIYLM. The remainder
of the students that received a
booklet were courteous and most
immediately started reading them
as they walked. No students dropped
their booklets on the ground and
none made any snide remarks. It
makes me happy to see so many young
people seriously considering the
plight of the animals and I am convinced
that many of them will become more
I brought my last hundred
copies of Even
If You Like Meat to
De Anza College today. After passing
out 99, a woman came running up
to me to ask if she could have the
last one. She ran back and eagerly
shared it with a friend. One more
reminder that there are college
students hungry for this information,
if only volunteers take the time