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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  June 20, 2012

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil
to one who is striking at the root.
—Henry David Thoreau

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Matching Opportunity Expanded! – and – Doubling Doubled!

Eleni Vlachos
Team Triangle’s Eleni Vlachos reports: “Decided to put our new Team Vegan shirts to use and hit the local dog walk. Very warm reception with quite a few high school /college-aged walkers. Awesome use of only 25 minutes.”

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!

Click to Receive Double Doubling on Your Donation for the Animals!


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??

Please submit your nominees for product of the week via this page; previous entries here.


Notes from Our Members

Team Vegan’s Caleb Wheeldon reports: “Josh (above) received VO’s Even If You Like Meat brochure 3 years ago, has been vegan since, and is excited to get active for animals. Nick Wallerstedt is my hero today. With his help, the Boise State campus was blanketed with more than 1,100 brochures, given out in just 5 hours!”

Victoria, Teresa, 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.
—Team Vegan member Vic Sjodin, 3/28/12

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!
—Team Vegan member Karen James, 4/3/12

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.
—Team Vegan member Caleb Wheeldon, 3/30/12

Reached nearly 600 students 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.
—Team Vegan member Leslie Patterson, 4/10/12

Carolyn Mullin
Team Vegan’s Nikki Benoit sends along this photo of Carolyn Mullin providing a voice for the animals at UC Santa Barbara.

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.
—Team Vegan member Jeff Boghosian, 3/30/12

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.”
—Team Vegan member Fred Tyler, 3/29/12

Reached over 1,400 at USC, 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 speaking out.
—Team Vegan member Nikki Benoit, 4/5/12

John Oberg

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.
     Had a great conversation with one woman who was tabling for a Relay For Life event. She said her 14-year-old watched a video on farm animal cruelty and has toyed with veganism for the last year. After reading the VO booklet, she said she now knows why he wanted to go vegan and would encourage him. She even agreed to get her family to participate in Meatless Mondays, in exchange for John putting on bright red lipstick and kissing her poster board [above]. It was a good trade. Also, she was happy to hear about the eat-less-chicken approach as a means to reduce animal suffering, and was excited to receive a Guide.
—Team Vegan members John Oberg and Jon Camp, 4/3/12


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