|Enewsletter • May 19, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Congratulations! Look at What We’ve Achieved Together!!
We are thrilled to announce that over the weekend, Vegan Outreach sent out our twelve-millionth booklet!
And on top of that, Adopt a College activists have, already this semester, handed a Vegan Outreach booklet directly to over 500,000 students!
More than half a million!
Please remember: all of this is only possible because of generous, thoughtful donors who support Vegan Outreach’s efforts for the animals.
Every booklet printed, every person reached, every life changed – all are because dedicated individuals believed in creating maximum change with their donations.
Even as activists keep reaching more people every day, Vegan Outreach’s Team Vegan is hard at work raising money to help change more lives. We are so honored to have such a great group of people working together to change the world!
Thanks – and congratulations – to everyone who is a part of Vegan Outreach!
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” Blog
Product of the Week
Erik: “Trader Joe’s Vegetable Panang Curry is one of the most impressive frozen foods I’ve ever tasted.”
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
Cassandra and I set a new record
at Brooklyn College – 1,520 students reached!
Countless people stopping to ask more about
it, and we heard many comments expressing concern
about the treatment of farmed animals. Three
vegans want to work on increasing vegan options
in the cafeteria. One person said, “This
makes Food, Inc. look like Cinderella.”
Another told me, “I get this every year,
but now I think I want to try going vegan.”
State University, one woman said,
“The chicken stuff is HORRIBLE!” As
she passed, another girl told me she didn’t
eat meat. She excitedly took a Guide
and said, “Actually, I read one of your
fliers, and that is why I went vegetarian.”
Spring Fling at Auraria today,
and I was able to leaflet in conjunction with
a vegan bake sale. The woman who organized the
bake sale told me she went vegan three years
ago after receiving a VO booklet on campus.
One student said, “I don’t need one, I’m
already veg…but give one to him” (pointing
to his friend). His friend took the Compassionate
Choices, and the “already veg”
guy happily accepted a Guide.
City College, I overheard one
friend to another friend after taking a booklet,
“That’s why I’m vegetarian!
You need to read that so you know where your
food is coming from.” One guy told me that
receiving a pamphlet in the past had really
opened his eyes. He mentioned trying to be a
good Christian and happily accepted a CVA
booklet and a Guide. A young couple
told me a pamphlet, coupled with seeing Food,
Inc., turned them veg. They also got a Guide.
I ran into a man I had talked with during my
last visit. He said he had greatly reduced his
consumption of meat since our initial meeting,
focusing primarily on cutting out chicken.
and I had so much fun at Penn
State, Middletown – lots of interesting conversations.
One vegan said she stopped eating meat after
getting a VO booklet three years ago in Virginia.
been a great and very full day of
outreach. This morning I gave a presentation
on factory farms to the Institute of Notre Dame’s
high school assembly. The Dean allowed us to
give every single student in the school a Compassionate
Choices, plus the faculty. The school was
also offering a meat-free option at lunch and
52 students ordered a vegetarian lunch today!
of Rockville had its first annual Earth Day
festival, which went extremely well. I handed
out hundreds of VO and other leaflets, and 26
students pledged to try vegetarian for Veg Week
night, I was chatting with host
and longtime Vegan Outreach member Hoss Firooznia.
He was talking about how creating change isn’t
always as simple as giving people facts and
these individuals then deciding if the facts
alone warrant making changes. Rather, individuals
decide to make changes if they would accord
with their already-held beliefs. People have
a tough time admitting their previous way
of living was wrong. So it makes sense to give
them a way to change while still saving face.