|Enewsletter • June 20, 2012|
There are a thousand
hacking at the branches of evil
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Matching Opportunity Expanded! – and – Doubling Doubled!
Several more amazing donors – dedicated to striking at the root – have stepped forward and expanded Team Vegan’s matching pool to $115,000!
And to help us reach this new goal, another donor has put up money for a double-doubling challenge!
That’s right: now through June 30, every contribution you make to someone on Team Vegan will be immediately doubled, dollar for dollar!
And then, on July 1, that entire doubled amount will again be doubled!
Donate $50, and you’ll ultimately put $200 to work for the animals, reaching many, many new people who may never otherwise learn a compelling and complete case for compassion.
Among many, many others, Team Vegan includes such outstanding leafleters as Nikki “Hugs” Benoit, Team Vegan Cat, Jon “The Machine” Camp, Ellen “The Graduate” Green, Brian “The” Grupe, & Leslie “Puts Up With Joe” Patterson – all of whom would greatly appreciate if you were to support their efforts for the animals!
You can even make a donation to the whole Team!
So please click over to the Team’s page and take advantage of this amazing opportunity to change even more lives!
Thanks so much!
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Product of the Week
C’mon – what better “product” could there be than a double doubling of your donations??
Notes from Our Members
Travis, and I reached over 3,800 students at
Pan American University. We saw a good example
of VO’s ripple effect: One girl mentioned getting
a leaflet last year from Jon and going vegan.
She then got her friend to go vegan, and they
continue to affect their family and others.
From this one leaflet, many can go veg! Also
met three different women who wanted to start
a club; we were able to put them in contact.
At Middlesex Community College,
Kathryn and I set a new record
(656), cheered on by many, “Yes, I want
that!” and “I want to help animals.”
Makes the day so great! Met an English teacher
who stopped to say that she is showing Food,
Inc. next week in class; gave her extra
Even If You Like Meats and Guides
for class. YES!
At Pikes Peak Community College,
I had a nice chat with a group of three Hispanic
guys who had seen VO’s booklets at Warped Tour.
They knew all about the Warped Tour bands that
are veg and vegan and were enthusiastic about
our message. Hard to say if they will make any
changes but I noticed that there were a few
other students listening in to our conversation,
and I love when that happens. One student seemed
to be soaking it all in, so I made sure to give
her a booklet before I moved on from that area.
She was shy, but mentioned that she wants to
go vegetarian full time. She made my day.
at the University of Akron until the icy rain
got too heavy. And a sweet vegan girl was thrilled
to find me there and thanked us for the work!
A staff person told me that his daughter had
received a booklet there previously and stopped
eating meat as a result. He took a Guide.
A few students stopped with questions so I practiced
using the words “meat-free” instead
of “vegetarian,” as recommended in
a recent article.
We reached over 2,100 Gators
at the University of Florida. One woman said
that receiving a booklet last year inspired
her to go veg. Others pledged to go vegetarian
today. A vegan stopped with an interest in getting
involved. Several people refused our initial
request only to turn around and take a brochure
when they found out what it was for. Talked
to an administrator who said she went vegetarian
two years ago, and therefore loved the Guide.
I asked what made her go veg and she said that
so many people around her were either already
veg or going veg; also, she worked in one of
the animal ag departments at UF for eight years
and was very bothered by what she saw.
Sen and I found the
students at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
quite enthusiastic today. One guy told Sen that
they started doing Meatless Mondays because
of the Even If You Like Meat. A different guy told me he’s been
cutting out meat one day a week because
of the booklet. He said, “What they do to these animals
is horrible and we all can do something to help.”
I offered him a Guide and he said he had been
thinking about going veg two days a week. He
said, “Why not? I can live off of vegetables.”
Reached over 1,400
and again met tons of vegans! The cafeteria
is upping their plant-based game; one of the
chefs brought me a copy of today’s NY Times
article about arsenic on chicken. A mom, here
with her kid on a tour, walked back to me teary
eyed after reading her booklet, telling me she’s
happy to know “young people” are
Biggest day of outreach in West
Virginia ever, and the biggest
day of college outreach we’ve yet been involved
with. Nina, Joe, Tori, Whitney, Caty, and Brian
joined us, and we reached over 4,800 students
during this epic day at West Virginia U! Met
tons of vegetarians and vegans, and heard from
several people that they appreciated the “eat
less meat” approach. Even came across a
couple people who said the leaflet made them
cry – definitely Guided them.