T-Shirt Giveaway with Compassion Co.
Vegan Outreach and Compassion Co. want to give you free stuff! Enter our giveaway for a chance to win this See Life Not Sea Food T-shirt. Details here.
This Month, Buy Vegan Cheese and Support VO
Throughout June, buy vegan cheese (or butter without palm oil!) online from Miyoko’s Kitchen and VO will receive a percentage of the sale! Get 15% off this month, using the discount code: Veganoreach16. If you’re not a fan of other vegan cheeses, we highly recommend giving Miyoko’s a try! Order now!
Spring 2016: Sam Tucker
Sam Tucker, VO’s Australia & New Zealand Outreach Coordinator, has handed out 30,395 booklets at 27 different schools this semester! Read more.
Happy Father’s Day to Brian Ottens!
Father’s Day is Sunday and we’re celebrating one of our favorite dads. Brian Ottens is a VO donor, volunteer, and dad to an amazing four-year-old leafleter! Read more.
Help David Carter Raise $25,000 by Saturday!
What happens in slaughterhouses has to stop. Please help me inspire as many people as possible to replace animal foods—that cause indescribable suffering—with vegan foods!
Your donation will be doubled! If I reach my $25,000 goal, VO can put a full $50,000 to work for animals. I’m halfway to my goal thanks to many generous people—and now I need your support, too.
Donate $20 or more to my Team Vegan page by Saturday, June 18, and we’ll send you a VO magnet, sticker, or bookmark to thank you for your help (US only).
Please donate now to prevent animal suffering!
—David Carter, VO Motivational Speaker & Diversity Specialist
Vegan Adventures in Utah, Part II
Our trip through Utah continues with VO Board Member Lauren Sprang. This week we’re hiking in Moab and stopping for vegan pudding and muffins! Full story.
Vegan in Tacoma, Washington!
Director of Development Lisa Rimmert takes us on a journey through Tacoma, a hidden gem of vegan food, beautiful scenery, and, well, even more vegan food! Read more.
The Beyond Burger
If you haven’t heard the hype, there is a revolutionary veggie burger on its way to store shelves. We’ve got the inside scoop!
Hearty Lentil Broccoli Bolognese
Seattle’s vegan and gluten-free cooking school, Fire and Earth Kitchen, has some great things to share, including this recipe!
Half-Roasted Hemp Chowder with Hemp Seed Chick’n Bites
Last week we celebrated Hemp History Week with chowder! Yes, that’s right, chowder! Recipe here.
You’ll Love Tofurky’s Hearty Hemp Burger
Check out this review of Tofurky’s new Hearty Hemp burger, from one of our biggest veggie burger critics!
Frozen Yogurt Trail Mix Bars
With summer heating up we’ve got a refreshing snack to cool you down! Recipe here.
VO’s Social Media Sites
Follow us on social media for posts about vegan products (including pizza galore), videos (like this recipe tutorial for Beefless Lettuce Wraps from Gardein), comics, and all types of memes to share with your family and friends!
My journey to veganism took far too many years. Once I declared myself a vegan, made the commitment, told my closest friends and family, I felt liberated. Looking back on the years, I see that I always was a vegan—since I was a young child. That is why I feel liberated now. People speak of “having the willpower” but if you embark on the educational journey, and you have the courage to learn it all—no willpower will be necessary—ever again.
—LH, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 6/13/16
From VO’s Mexico Outreach Coordinator, Emmanuel Marquez:
Joselyn Aguilar [below, left] and I visited the main campus of the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México in Toluca de Lerdo, and at noon we visited a high school of the same university with excellent response.
We had a lot of positive conversations. I gave a leaflet to a couple of young folks passing by with their mom and grandmother [above]. They came back and their mother was very happy to meet us since her daughter is going vegan and needs information about it. She also told me that the entire family ate vegetarian for a whole month. We gave them the address of the Spanish section of our web site and some advice, and they are more confident now in their way toward changing to a full plant-based diet.
While leafleting I had a long conversation with a security guard who will start trying our recipes and will follow us on Facebook as well. Another guy listened to that conversation while he waited for the bus and asked for a leaflet. He told me he barely eats meat and wanted to try some of our recipes with loads of protein since he exercises. After some suggestions he left ready to lower his meat intake even more.
Finally, I met Gabriela [below, right]. She told me she was vegan for a year but went back to eating animals due to lack of support and pressure from friends and family. I told her that she could reach out to us through Facebook and check our web site for valuable info and advice. She’ll give vegan eating a try again and signed up to volunteer next time we’re in town.
—Team Vegan member Emmanuel Marquez, 5/17/16
Taking Action for Animals • June 17 – June 20 • Arlington, VA
David Carter, VO’s Motivational Speaker & Diversity Specialist, will be speaking. More info.
Vegan: Everyday Stories Movie Screening • June 17 • Los Angeles, CA
This feature-length documentary about the lives of four everyday vegans will be screening in various cities across the US and in Bournemouth, UK. More info.
Animal Rights National Conference • July 7 – July 10 • Los Angeles, CA
VO is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of AR2016. Use the promo code “VeganOutreach20” and get $20 off your registration. More info.
Sonoma County VegFest • August 20 • Santa Rosa, CA
Our Northern California Outreach Coordinator, Steve Erlsten, will be tabling at this celebration of healthy, ethical eating. We look forward to seeing you there! More info.
More upcoming events.
Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to expose and end cruelty to animals through the widespread distribution of our booklets promoting plant-based eating and compassion for animals.
All donations are fully tax-deductible.