These Team Vegan Members Need Your Help!

With only nine days left, Team Vegan is coming to a close. Many Team Vegan members have met their fundraising goals, but others still need help!

Here are a few ways you can work with them to build a compassionate world:

Merari Ordaz, Alex Bury, and Jack Norris

Help Alex and Merari Do Outreach in Rural CA

Alex Bury is VO’s Organizational Development Consultant, and Merari Ordaz is a VO donor and activist in Delano, CA. These two powerhouse women have teamed up to raise money for a vegan dinner and outreach event in Delano, near Bakersfield. The Latina community here will learn—in English and Spanish—about vegan eating for health and compassion.

Donate now to make this outreach event happen!

Brian and Emily Ottens

Spread Vegan Cheer One Sidewalk Drawing at a Time

Where there’s activism for animals in the Maryland and DC areas, you’ll find this adorable pair. Brian Ottens and his daughter Emily are awesome leafleters, volunteers, and now fundraisers! They’ve pledged to create uplifting farm animal pictures with sidewalk chalk—one for every $250 they raise through their Team Vegan page!

Give now to support VO’s work while beautifying—and vegan-ifying—the streets of Maryland!

Jennifer Mennuti

Support Outreach by Volunteers Like Jennifer Mennuti

Jennifer has been helping animals since 1997, when she found herself driving behind a chicken transport truck and decided to become vegetarian. She later became vegan and, after meeting local VO volunteer Linda Bower, also became a regular leafleter! Every week Jennifer staffs an information table and hands out VO booklets in Miami. Now she’s raising money to multiply the impact for animals!

Donate to Jennifer’s Team Vegan page today!


Spring 2016 Activist Spotlights

Steve Erlsten, VO’s Northern California Outreach Coordinator, has handed out 58,740 booklets at 76 different schools this semester! Read more.

Steve Erlsten

Steven Litrov has handed out 40,893 booklets at 76 different schools this semester! Read more.

Steven Litrov


Donor Spotlight Interview: Kim Sujovolsky and Carlos Marrero + Exciting News!

Meet donors Kim Sujovolsky and Carlos Marrero and see what they have in store for Vegan Outreach! Full story.

Kim Sujovolsky and Carlos Marrero with Vega and Nala


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!

Miyoko’s Kitchen


Compassion Co. T-Shirt Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Amanda Fairrington, winner of the Compassion Co. T-shirt giveaway! Read more—and keep your eye on the VO blog and e-news so you’ll be the first to know about next month’s giveaway!


Smashed Garlic Tahini White Bean Salad on Toast

Whether you love beans, tahini, garlic, or fancy toppings on toast, you’re going to want to give this recipe a try!

Garlic Tahini White Bean Salad
Photo: © Gena Hamshaw / The Full Helping


BBQ Tofu Salad with Roasted Veggies, Black Beans, and Avocado Ranch Dressing

It’s officially summer! Here’s the perfect meal to welcome the season.

BBQ Tofu Salad


VO’s Social Media Sites

Follow us on social media for posts about vegan foods (including egg substitutes and alternatives to cows’ milk), art (including Dan Piraro comics and drawings by Vicious Vegan), and all types of memes to share with your family and friends!

Bizarro comic © Dan Piraro


Recent Feedback

[G]oing vegan has been an absolute relief to my conscience and not difficult in the slightest. Once I became aware of the full extent of the situation of animal agriculture (rather than just parts for which I tried to justify more “humane” alternatives), there was really no going back in the name of such little things as taste or convenience. I’ve been a dietary vegan for over two months now, and have been actively eliminating animal ingredients from my personal care products, as well. Clothing will take a bit longer, however, due to cost.

Should I need any further guidance down the line, I will definitely look into your mentoring program. But for now, I’ve been doing very well following vegan YouTubers, reading books on veganism and joining vegan Facebook groups. And, thankfully, I have very supportive family and friends.

—CU, Fort Lee, New Jersey, 6/16/16

Joe Bunch, Cathryn Ploehn, and Vic Sjodin

Joe Bunch [above, left] and I handed out 300 booklets at the Long Beach Vegan Food & Music Festival. It was Joe’s first time leafleting. He’ll be at it again. He went vegan after hearing a talk I gave last year at Chaffey College.

At the Taking Action for Animals conference, Cathryn [above, right, with Vic] let us know that getting a booklet at Valparaiso University changed her life.

Team Vegan member Vic Sjodin, 6/18/16

Beccah Ellis at Parliament Hill

Beccah Ellis [above] and I handed out 450 booklets at Parliament Hill Yoga. So many people go to this free event every Wednesday for the summer and it was the perfect crowd to reach—lots of very receptive health-conscious and open-minded younger adults. We’ll definitely be back.

I had a really great conversation with a gentleman [below], who originally passed by and didn’t take the information but then turned around and asked about what we were handing out. He had questions about health and was worried he’d be lacking protein and other nutrients, etc. I informed him on some general stuff that much of the public is not aware of and he was really interested in what I was saying. I’m positive he’ll be making changes in the near future.

Team Vegan member Jevranne Martel, 6/1/16

Jevranne Martel at Parliament Hill


Upcoming Events

Vegan: Everyday Stories Movie Screenings

June 24 • Kansas City, MO
June 26 • Bournemouth, UK
June 26 • Bayside, CA
June 28 • Conway, NH

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.

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.

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