|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 Anne (anne (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
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.
Sign of the times, from the Philadelphia Daily News:
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.
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.
Last week at Florida
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!
Today at LaGuardia
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
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
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.