|Enewsletter • October 26, 2005|
I'd like to update you on the status of Vegan Outreach's Adopt a College (AAC) program. AAC participants have now handed booklets to 390,000 college students, with more than 110,000 just this semester alone! By our estimates, this has led to thousands of new vegetarians -- and many more people who eat less meat -- saving hundreds of thousands of animals each year.
I've been out leafleting daily and I continue to receive feedback from students who have gone vegetarian as a result of our work. Moreover, within just this last week, I've been in contact with students who were handed a booklet on campus, and are soon to start leafleting their local colleges -- including Rutgers, George Mason U, and American U. (At right, Maria Lobikin leaflets at Penn, photo by Jon Camp; photo below by Julianne Kornack.)
Fifteen of our AACers have already distributed over 1,000 booklets at local college campuses this semester, including Los Angeles high school science teacher, Stewart Solomon. In addition to his full-time job, Stewart has made the time to hand out an extraordinary 14,000 booklets in just the past few months!
For mere pennies per booklet, Vegan Outreach is able to offer the youth of today a crash course on the hidden cruelties of factory farming. We have influenced thousands to go vegetarian and vegan and galvanized many to take action for animals. This will have profound implications in the future. All the students we reach are likely to one day have a chance to vote on factory farming issues. As a result of our work, they will now equate factory farming with animal cruelty.
The explosive growth of the Adopt a College program shows that there are dedicated activists willing take part in the less-than-glamorous work of leafleting.
But this work can only continue if there are individuals willing to donate to print more literature.
As of today, we have raised $13,047.50 of the $19,000 needed for our next printing of 250,000 booklets. Thanks so much to those of you who have already donated -- we're more than 2/3 of the way there!
For those who haven't yet contributed, I hope that this message today will show you the impact these efforts have and will inspire you to support this work. We need your help!
The animals desperately need your voice. Please let all those activists, out there speaking for the animals every day, know that you support this work. Help ensure that the voters and leaders of tomorrow reject cruelty to animals. I pledge I will continue to work my hardest to make your donation go as far as possible for the animals.
Please donate today.
You can donate securely on-line, or send a check or money order to:
Vegan Outreach | P.O. Box 38492 | Pittsburgh, PA 15238