New US Leafleting Record!

November 14 was an epic record-breaking day for Vegan Outreach—in a single day, activists handed out 14,300 booklets at the University of Central Florida.

Record-setting team members at UCF
Above (from left): Record-setting team members Kim Moffatt (who recently handed out her 200,000th booklet!), Camila Di Paolo, Cris Myers, Sarah Weldon, and Yuri Mitzkewich at UCF.

VO Outreach Coordinators Cristina Myers, Kimberly Moffatt, and Yuri Mitzkewich, intern Sarah Weldon, and a team of dedicated volunteers came together and surpassed the previous US record for the most leaflets handed out on one campus in a single day.

Reflecting on the successful day of outreach, Cristina said, “I’ve been telling Vic [Sjodin, VO’s Director of Outreach] that we were going to break the US record for almost two months now. The end of the fall semester is drawing to a close, and today was the day we’d been waiting for.”

Vegan Outreach has officially reached over one million students this semester, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the VO staff and volunteers who are working toward a vegan world! And a huge thanks to our donors, who make our outreach possible!

 

Taco Buffet Dinner & Discussion

Vegan Outreach’s Community Events team has been doing amazing work this year! From New York to California, they’ve been leafleting, attending festivals, and engaging groups in schools and community organizations in vegan-related events.

In addition to attending the 2nd Annual People of Color: Animal Rights, Advocacy, & Food Justice Conference in Los Angeles last month, VO Community Events Coordinators Nzinga Young, Gwenna Hunter, and Victor Flores came together to host an informative taco buffet dinner at the Weingart YMCA.

Event attendees at Weingart YMCA

Attended mostly by non-vegans, the event featured delicious vegan Mexican food and an engaging discussion about the benefits of eating vegan. Check out this video for a fun recap of the event!

Video: Taco Dinner & Discussion at Weingart YMCA

 

When It’s Thanksgiving and You’re a New Vegan

If this is your first vegan Thanksgiving, Janet Kearney has some great tips for you!

Vegan Thanksgiving
Photo by Peter Lloyd on Unsplash

 

Free Samples: New Vegan Personal Hygiene and Cosmetic Company

Receiving a VO booklet on campus inspired Jaymie Friesen and Hannah Christian to start an all-vegan natural body care company. Now they’re looking for conscious consumers to sample their handmade products! Click here for more details.

Natural Vegan products

 

Three Sisters Chili

Cold temperatures call for warm chili. Sharon Palmer’s recipe will hit the spot!

Three Sisters Chili
Photo: © Sharon Palmer, RDN / The Plant-Powered Dietitian

 

Move Over, Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie will be a dessert of Thanksgiving past, after you feast your eyes on these five holiday dessert recipes!

Sweet Potato Pecan Crumb Cake and Apple Cider Cupcakes
Photos: © Richa Hingle / VeganRicha.com (left); © Jenné Claiborne / SweetPotatoSoul.com (right)

 

Recent Feedback

Ernesto Sustaita at UAA
Above is VO Mexico Outreach Coordinator Ernesto Sustaita leafleting at UAA.

On Monday at the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, I was joined by volunteers Carolina Loy and Sergio Navarrete [below], who run a local vegan restaurant. Together we handed out 1,066 booklets.

Carolina Loy and Sergio Navarrete at UAA

Today at the Instituto Tecnológico de Aguascalientes, I met Martha Esqueda [below], a member of the students’ association who also collaborates with some animal protection and ecological groups. She told me the association made an agreement with the principal to change the way the school treats stray dogs. Previously they were sent to the pound, but now the institute lets them stay, acting like a foster home while the students find them permanent homes. Martha’s really interested in organizing an activity with VO at the institute.

Martha Esqueda and Ernesto Sustaita at ITA

I also had a short conversation with a security guard who asked for a brochure early in the morning. At the end of the day, he told me the work I was doing was really necessary because meat is harming a lot of people, and the animals suffer immensely in the slaughterhouses. It was motivating to witness how people start to change the way they see the animals.

—Ernesto Sustaita, VO Mexico Outreach Coordinator, 11/16/17

 

Upcoming Event

VO Fundraiser at Raja’s Tandoor • December 3 • Davis, CA
Mention Vegan Outreach at Raja’s Tandoor Healthy Indian Restaurant and a portion of your purchase—whether dining in or taking out—will be donated to our important work for animals! More info.

More upcoming events.

 

What are your favorite vegan products for Thanksgiving?

 

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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