|Enewsletter • October 5, 2011|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Get Old Booklets to New People!
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Workplace Giving Season
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Together, we’ll get as many booklets to as many new people as possible.
The 2011 edition of The World’s Greatest Newsletter® is now at the printer!
Activist Profile: Caleb Wheeldon
Continuing our series of activist profiles, we’re happy to introduce Caleb Wheeldon, VO’s new Northwest Outreach Coordinator.
Here’s an excerpt from his profile:
Why do you leaflet?
Leafleting with Vegan Outreach is a simple and fun way to promote compassion towards animals. Since one leaflet, placed in the right hand at the right time, has the potential to save lives and prevent suffering, we’ll place millions of leaflets in the right hands, and at the right time. You can join us!
What was your most positive leafleting experience and why?
Leafleting at the University of WA in Seattle in the first week of September was a great experience for me.… Even with our differences, everyone who stopped to chat agreed that cruelty to animals is wrong, and that too many people don’t think about where their food comes from. Many people stopped to tell me they’re vegetarians or vegans, and others promised to eat less meat based on our chat. Great times!
Read the full profile here.
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Product of the Week
Caleb: “Field Roast smoked apple sage sausages. From Seattle, these delicious vegan sausages are great on the grill, in a pan, or straight out of the microwave (on a bun with some mustard, or other goodies).”
Notes from Our Members
this can’t be real. All morning at Long
Beach Community College, I was stopped by students
wanting to get involved – some staff too. Collected
their details and am getting in touch with them.
More than ever, I had replies of: “Help
animals? Hell yeah, I love animals.” If
I could marry an institution, you’d be calling
me Mrs. LBCC.
A long and amazing day
at Colorado State! I was joined by the school’s
amazing animal rights group, as well as a local
volunteer, and together we reached over 2,100
students! I had many conversations with vegetarians
and inquisitive omnivores who were very intrigued,
shocked, and fascinated by the message. Such
a worthwhile day; I absolutely loved
connecting with the student AR group.
Our event at Michigan State was
very successful, mainly due to your literature.
We handed out all 200 copies within two hours!
Thanks for producing and sending these booklets,
and for all your work for the animals.
Reached 550 students at
Lewis-Clark State and the University of Idaho.
Many of the students I reached today ignored
me initially, until they realized it was about
helping animals, and then they doubled back
for the leaflet. It is a huge highlight for
me when this happens.
today: I had someone come back
to return a leaflet saying they love meat too
much. I told her she does not have to give up
meat overnight and can try going veg one day
a week and take it from there. She thought about
it and said, “You’re right. I’ll take the
leaflet back. Once a week. I can do that.”
This then happened again with another person!
day of outreach at Syracuse University.
Many people were interested, including a big
football player who wanted to know about vegan
protein, joining the AR club, etc.
was my last leafleting at the
University of Colorado, and I was glad to share
the day with Lynn and Lisa. Thinking back to
when I began doing outreach at this campus 7
or 8 years ago, it seems like caring about animals
is much more accepted now than it was when I
more students reached at the University
of North Carolina, Greensboro. It felt great
being on campus again and leafleting. Most students
thanked me for being there. It never gets old
watching students read the information and hearing
how it has changed their eating habits. Looking
forward to more leafleting.
and I totally rocked it at Kingsborough
Community College today. Everyone was so nice,
and we heard from lots of vegetarians. Two kids
were interested in getting involved, so I gave
them my contact information.
1,573 copies of Even If You
Like Meat to students at Indiana University
at Bloomington, along with 21 Guides
– heard from dozens of vegetarians! I overheard
a number of them tell their friends they had
become vegetarian from getting the booklet in
volunteer Ava and I reached 700
people at Phoenix’s Rainbow Festival. We heard
from many people moving toward veg eating because
of our previous outreach. It’s great to see
so much movement!
Jeni, and I reached almost 2,000
students at Chabot College – a huge new record.
Previous times here, I didn’t meet a single
vegetarian; today, we each met several! Three
students pledged to me to move toward veg.