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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  February 6, 2008

 

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Make Your Mark!

Adopt a College is in full swing, with well over 100,000 booklets handed out already this term.

We have created a map to track this semester's leafleting across the country – take a look! You, too, can make your mark for the animals!

Would you like to spread the word, but prefer to join someone else on your first time leafleting? If so, please email us (info (at) veganoutreach (dot) org) and tell us where you would be able to leaflet. We'll see if we can put you in touch with any of our experienced leafleters.

 

Product of the Week

Jack: Although there are many fine sources of vegan shoes, Ragazzi has a great selection of snazzy footwear.

 

Notes from All Over

More Fallout from Dairy Cow Slaughter Investigation

From HSUS, schools and fast food companies are terminating their purchases from the slaughter plant. Read more; other stories.

 

Deadline Approaching for VRG Scholarships

The Vegetarian Resource Group will again be giving two $5,000 college scholarships to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Deadline is February 20, 2008; more info.

 

7-Eleven's Seitan-ic Cult

Sign of the times, from the Philadelphia Daily News:

And if someone described a 7-Eleven that stocked faux-chicken, seitan steak, falafel and tofu egg-salad sandwiches among many other vegan items, you might logically imagine it in Berkeley, Calif.; or Austin, Texas; or Portland, Ore. Yet you'll find Moshe's brand sandwiches and healthy snacks at quite a few 7-Elevens right here in Philly, including: 16th Street and JFK Boulevard, 34th Street and Lancaster Avenue, Ridge Avenue and Walnut Lane, and Temple University. Full story.

 

Notes from Our Members

At Coastal Carolina U, lots of folks were genuinely interested in the booklets! After talking with two gentlemen for a few minutes, they said they had a better opinion of vegans and vegetarians and would eat more veggie stuff. A conservative looking guy said that he and his friend had decided to cut their meat consumption in half (New Year's resolution) and I told him some places to check out in the area, as well as some meat substitutes to try. Lots of sorority women took a booklet; one sorority woman wearing clothes plastered with her sorority name told me she was vegan and thanked me for being out there. Never seen so many sorority women interested in going veg, and a surprising number of conservative-looking men also expressed interest, too. Wonderful day!!!! Too many other positive interactions to note.
-Dawn, 1/24/08

At City College of San Francisco, we reached over 2,000 students and had many great interactions. Just one highlight: Miranda met a woman who has wanted to go vegetarian for years, along with her 11 year-old son. When Miranda gave her a GCFE, she looked to the sky and said, “God has answered my prayers!” Many people who initially automatically refused booklets then wanted them after seeing what they were about.
-Miranda Robbins and Victor Tsou, 1/30/08

Last week at Florida Community College in Jacksonville, I had a girl come up to me and thank me for a Try Vegetarian booklet I handed her in December. She told me it was because of the book that she went vegetarian and is now vegan. Not only that, but she took it upon herself to speak to the manager of the school cafeteria, and they now serve a vegan burger and are looking into more vegan options!
-Seth Charles, 1/21/08

Today at LaGuardia Community College was a really awesome day of outreach, despite the fact that it was absolutely freezing. Pretty great rate of acceptance, and a nearby high school let out in the afternoon, making things interesting. We saw dozens of people reading the brochures and discussing them intently, and met some people who told me they would be going vegetarian after having read the material. Many other great interactions, including one high school girl squealed and screamed "OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU!" when she got a brochure.
     While some of the high school students shrieked in horror, some also came running back after they saw what their friends received, and one even said "Give me one, I want to help animals!" One really enthusiastic young man gave me his email address and said he's "been vegetarian for a while but finally now ready to reach out to others." He's going to hopefully catch up with some of the meet-up groups in Brooklyn and Manhattan, in addition to maybe joining us at a later leafleting date.
-Eileen Botti & Jenna Calabrese (at right), 1/31/08

Thank you so much for all the hard work you do on behalf of animals. Your organization, with its positive message and wealth of terrific information, is the reason I'm committed to making an effort to be vegan. Your message helps keep me on track by pointing out that, although veganism may seem like a big step, any kindness is worthwhile which we can give to the animals who are now suffering simply to satisfy our cravings for unhealthy food.
-MS, 1/25/08

Vegan Outreach was the reason I stopped eating meat and eggs about 5 years ago. Thank you; it's a great thing that you're doing.
-AL, 1/23/08

 

Every Donation Prevents Suffering

Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the suffering of farmed animals by promoting informed, ethical eating.

All donations are tax-deductible.

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