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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  December 10, 2008

 


Notes from Vegan Outreach

Unbelievable!

Regular readers know what an exciting semester this has been, with a record 666 schools leafleted (up from 561 in the spring). The incredible Adopt a College team -- consisting of a record number of volunteers, dozens of groups, and a number of hard-working full- and part-time leafleters -- blew past the half-million booklet mark and haven’t looked back. A total of 642,828 students have been handed booklets, and the term’s not over yet!

A special congratulations goes to Vic Sjodin (at right, taking a rare break). On Monday, he handed a booklet to his 100,000th student of the term! He has now taken the animals' plight to 100,395 students at 73 schools this semester. Before this fall, none of us dreamed this was possible. Amazing, Vic -- just amazing!

 

Three Weeks Left to Save Twice as Many Animals

We would like to thank the members of Vegan Outreach who have donated $18,192 towards the $54,500 end-of-year matching opportunity.

You can double the impact of your support by making a secure, tax-deductible donation here, or send a check or money order to:

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

Doubling your money will put even more booklets into new people's hands, providing the animals a voice and making a real difference.

 

Link of the Week

One Possible Future: A Roadmap to Animal Liberation – A practical discussion of possibilities and plans, rather than a dogmatic list of dreams and demands.

 

Product / Gift Idea of the Week—and Special Offer!

Malcolm’s Miracle – Lynn Chorn, one of Vegan Outreach’s very first members, has created a new, ultra-premium vegan hand and body lotion. Four years in the making, Malcolm’s Miracle works great and lasts a long time! Special offer for Vegan Outreach members: enter Code VEGOUT30 at checkout for a free three-pack (worth $5) with a purchase of $30 or more.

 

Notes from All Over

Lightning Round

 

Notes from Our Members

Leafleting this semester has been quite a ride. It started with Nick Cooney, who gave me a Vegan Outreach booklet in college; then he made me go leaflet with him in Philly. Then, while leafleting some of the Warped Tour this summer, I met Jon [Camp]. I was so impressed with his intelligent and well-thought-out answers at a talk he gave -- that’s where I went from a supporter of VO to a true believer. I read the copy of A Meaningful Life he gave me several times and felt in sync with it. It has been awesome to work with everybody -- I really believe in what we are doing. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity of volunteering, then touring, and then working for VO.
-Vic Sjodin, 11/25/08

Two friends joined me leafleting today. They had never done it before, felt awkward at first, but got into it. When we left, one said, “I thought it’d be kind of pointless, but I could tell it was making a difference.”
-Kenny Torrella, 11/26/08

I had good interactions today at Golden West College. One vegetarian fellow asked if I had any info on dairy production and I, of course, could hand him a Why Vegan? Another student stopped me after reading the info and said, “I’ve read this and I have decided that I am really going to try to make the change.”
-Brianne Donaldson (at right), 11/24/08

Three months ago I was attending a professional conference at a university campus when a young man handed me a booklet titled Even If You Like Meat from Vegan Outreach. I have to say that I’ve enjoyed my chicken in all forms, bacon, ham and beef in every fashion imaginable. However, after reading the booklet and doing some simple research online I decided that I wouldn’t eat meat, eggs or dairy if the animals had to suffer. It gives me the shivers every time I think about pigs being dropped into boiling water while still alive. The screams are echoing in my thoughts like a distant nightmare.
-CO, from this review of Erik Marcus’ new book

The Revolve Tour is a religious event aimed at 6th-12th grade girls. It was awesome to leaflet! LOTS of teenage girls, most of whom were very open to the information. Someone told Colin, “I’m with you!” after he gave her a booklet. I saw a girl hold up the booklet and excitedly announce, “Vegan-etarian!” and then her friend held up the booklet and said, “Vegetarian!”
-Jessica Dadds, 11/21/08

Another chilly night in Chicago, but at least the snow had stopped. People really seemed to appreciate us standing in the cold and we got lots of positive feedback and thumbs up.
-Mikael Nielsen, with Leslie Patterson and first-timer Gary, 11/25/08

Rob Gilbride and Syba reach out to another University of Kansas student.

Leafleting New Orleans French Quarter, I had a conversation with a guy who said he used to work in a slaughterhouse. He said he only made it three days -- it was so disgusting that he couldn’t get the smell off his skin when he came home at night. When I passed him again about 20 minutes later, he took his Even If out of his pocket and told me he was going to sit down and read it when he got home -- I gave him a Guide.
-Twila Hoyle, 11/30/08

 

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