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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  July 9, 2008

 

Notes from Vegan Outreach

New Adopt a College Record!

Spring semester's Adopt a College set a new distribution record: 490,970 booklets handed directly to students at 561 schools across North America (and Italy). See the full list of leafleters here.

As with overall distribution, this record resulted directly from the combination of the amazing efforts of our leafleters and the dedication of our donors.

It's neither glamorous nor high profile, but our Adopt a College program is the only systematic program to provide tomorrow's leaders with detailed and documented information about the animals' plight and the compassionate choices they can make every day. Because of the teamwork of our thoughtful, dedicated members, Vegan Outreach is able to convert donations to action efficiently and effectively.

With your help, we can get booklets into the hands of a million college students this year! Each and every one of us can play a part. Make the choice to take action for the animals today!

 

More than Halfway!

UPDATE: The goal has been reached!

Through the generosity of dozens of donors, Vegan Outreach has raised $20,041 towards July's $30,000 matching donation challenge.

Just as every compassionate choice makes a difference, every donation also has an impact -- your contribution allows more people to learn the truth about modern agribusiness. If you haven't yet had your tax-deductible contribution doubled, please make a secure donation on-line via this page, or send a check or money order to:

Vegan Outreach
P.O. Box 30865
Tucson, AZ 85751-0865

Please indicate that it is for the matching drive. Thanks!

 

Products of the Week

Aimee: "Kavli Pesto Flavored Flat Breads are so fantastic that I ordered an entire case and had it shipped to my door! They are available at our local market, Whole Foods, and Amazon.com."

In a very competitive category, Alex: "Allison's Gourmet sweets are the very best vegan treats ever made since time began, especially the choco-peanut butter brownies."

 

Notes from Our Members

I thought vegans were crazy, even after I met one personally. But when I got a pamphlet from your volunteer, I was surprised how reasonable and intelligent it is! I've kept up a vegetarian diet for most of this week, and yesterday, after 20 years of drinking milk, I bought soymilk for the first time. Thank you for showing me the smart move!
-AM, 7/11/08

Jessica Dadds discusses a booklet at the Mississippi Avenue Street Fair in Portland, OR.

I wanted to tell you how incredibly well planned, well written, and appealing your booklets are. They are the most effective materials I've seen anywhere. Your whole philosophy of non-alienation and pursuing best efforts over "perfection" is brilliant yet so simple, so obvious. Don't preach, but give people information about abuse; then, follow it up with specific steps and guidance for making compassionate changes in their lives. Present the problem AND give useful, easy-to-implement solutions. Wow!
     Best of all, these pamphlets are so comprehensive that they can be left in places where people will just pick them up. They tell the whole story and give a variety of resources that people can look at once their interest is piqued. I firmly believe that most people don't want to consider the issues of animal suffering in the presence of vegans -- they're too embarrassed and/or defensive. But provide information they can read and digest in private -- indeed, pick up off a table anonymously -- and many will want to pursue more information.
     I will be putting the booklets in many places locally where people are likely to pick them up, and I'll be ordering more when these are gone. Thank you so much for providing such fabulous materials at so little a cost.
-KJ, 7/11/08

It was an exhausting but very productive weekend tour of Warped in Texas. The crowds were huge, and the acceptance rate was very high. Casey [Constable], Eugene [Khutoryansky], and I were joined by other volunteers at some stops, and were able to hand out a total 24,600 booklets at the Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston venues. We heard "I am already vegetarian/vegan" countless times -- very encouraging.
-Kira Vincent (at right), 7/9/08

For my whole life I was a meat eater. When people ask me in shock, "YOU'RE a vegetarian?" (as they have been for a year now), I tell them the story of how a pamphlet changed my life. After that day, no more dead animal carcasses. Those pamphlets do the job, they really portray a clear picture of what REALLY goes on. I was so happy to see that 2,161,975 booklets were distributed!
-AS, 7/10/08

I recently read your Vegan Outreach brochure and realized I can help animals by going vegan! I've been a vegan now for about four months, and I feel so great -- physically, emotionally and spiritually. Even better is knowing that through my veganism, I am helping those animalsI love so much! Thank you Vegan Outreach for all the amazing and compassionate work you do. I am now a vegan for life, and am very excited about continuing to make more positive changes in the lives of our precious animal friends, being the voice they rightfully deserve!
-JD, 7/10/08

At the Warped stop in Atlanta, JC [Corcoran], Wendy [Moore] and I experienced countless positive interactions, very little antagonism, and significantly fewer discarded booklets than last year. We all had interesting conversations -- vegetarians who are considering going vegan, people thinking of getting active as volunteers, people who sincerely wanted to know more about the issues and what motivates us to leaflet, etc.
-Eric Griffith, 7/10/08

 

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.

Vegan Outreach

POB 30865, Tucson, AZ 85751-0865