|Enewsletter • March 13, 2013|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Thank You and Good Luck, Nikki!
Nikki Benoit, Vegan Outreach’s Southern California Outreach Coordinator since spring of 2010 (and a longtime leafleter before that), is moving on. We are all terribly sad to see her go.
Nikki has consistently brought home the goods with her leafleting numbers. In her first semester, she reached more than 50,000 people with a Vegan Outreach booklet, and never again did she reach fewer than 60,000. Most semesters, Nikki got a booklet into the hands of over 80,000 individuals!
She has now handed a VO booklet to more than 500,000 people!
But Nikki’s own numbers don’t begin to tell the story of the impact she’s had – she’s gotten so many other people involved due to her utterly contagious enthusiasm. Hardly a day went by when Nikki didn’t return from the field thrilled with the results, noting, “The world is changing before our eyes!” She coined terms such as “Weapons of mass compassionation” and “Onward and plantward!” Her last official report left us with “We went crazeballs!”
We know that wherever Nikki goes and whatever she does, she will rock it, and leave the place – and the world as a whole – much better than when she came.
Nikki, you are the awesome sauce! You have warmed our hearts and you will be sorely missed!
—Jack (with Jon, Anne, and Matt)
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Chain of the Week
Notes from Nikki
At Cal State Long Beach, I reached 900 people in my first hour, on my
way to reaching 2,000. Amazeballs crazeballs
Monday. Down to my last stack, I began packing
up to leaflet on my way back to my car. Awl’a
sudden a young lady comes up behind me asking,
“Can I have one of those?” Yes…the
booklets often leaflet themselves.
Santa Monica College
takes the record for highest number of turn-backs
ever (when people turn around after denying
a booklet, saying, “Wait…what’s that for?”
then they hear it’s about animals and take
one). Bumped into Yacob [left], a young man who got
a booklet last semester and stopped to chat
about it. He’s been veg ever since! Two months
going strong! Then met Joyce [Wong, right], a longtime humanitarian.
Wanting to up her animal game, she was stoked
to play hookie from work and help out for an
hour (shhhh don’t tell anyone). After she finished
leafleting, she took more to hand out on her
I scored an awesome
sauce prof connection at Saddleback College
last semester, and the presentation with his
class went over really well so he had me back
again. I showed Farm to Fridge and
left more time for Q&A. The students were
very grateful. All but six students wanted a startup Guide
Was great to have
Todd [Lee, right] with me for my last, record day – three
colleges and a high school! Todd’s first full
day leafleting with me and we went crazeballs
in the Inland Empire! Folks in these parts are
always receptive, love animals, and MANY are