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reducing the suffering of farmed animals
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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  July 9, 2008


Notes from Vegan Outreach

Matching Challenge Continues!

UPDATE: The goal has been reached!

Through the generosity of dozens of donors, Vegan Outreach has raised $8,359 towards July's $30,000 matching donation challenge. Thanks to everyone who has had their dollars doubled and helped Vegan Outreach receive more of the matching funds!

Please note: We hope this will be our only official fundraising campaign this summer and fall. Although conventional wisdom says paper mailings with return envelopes are necessary for optimal fundraising, we have decided to save the costs and resources of a print fundraiser if possible. If you know someone who might not get the e-newsletter, please let them know about this fund drive.

And if you haven't yet had your tax-deductible contribution doubled, please make a secure donation on-line via this page, or send a check or money order to:

Vegan Outreach
P.O. Box 30865
Tucson, AZ 85751-0865

Please indicate that it is for the matching drive. Thanks!


What Your Dollars Do

June 30 marked the end of Vegan Outreach's '07-'08 fiscal year. During that time, overall distribution was 2,161,975 booklets -- a 48% increase over the previous fiscal year!

This was possible only because generous contributions from our dedicated members allowed Vegan Outreach to print and distribute more booklets. Vegan Outreach is extremely efficient at converting donations to action. Simply put, your dollars -- doubled during July! -- put more booklets in the hands of more individuals.

Jen Riley leaflets at the Bethesda, MD Medical Center Metro; photo by Jon Camp.

Please help us continue to reach more people. The animals are counting on us -- we are their voice!


Link of the Week

One Possible Future, from March, 2007


Notes from Our Members

I know that my work with Vegan Outreach is making a difference. "Subsidized" literature is the only way I can afford to be so active for animals. Please help me be the best activist I can be by donating to Vegan Outreach!
-Amber Coon, 7/2/08

Heidi Murdock leaflets a Pearl Jam concert; photo by Eileen Botti.

When I graduated college and started working, I deliberated about whether it was the right time to start donating or whether I should save my pennies. I realized if I didn't donate now, more money wouldn't mean much if I lived in a world I could have helped make better. When my donation is combined with everyone else's, it collectively buys us something we all want but could never buy separately -- a better future. I decided to donate as early and as much as possible so that future happens sooner. I can honestly say it's the most satisfying $100 I spend each month.
-ZZ, 6/28/08

It is my pleasure to contribute to your matching drive. I became vegan at age 51 just a few days before Thanksgiving '07 (good timing!). Eight months later, I feel better than ever. The Vegan Outreach website keeps me strong and hopeful.
-CL, 7/2/08

Eric Paul and Brian Grupe help the Massachusetts Animal Rights Coalition hand out 1,000 Vegan Outreach booklets at Harvard Square.

Here is my contribution to your matching challenge. My husband and I met Matt Ball in a "How Vegan is Enough?" discussion at the Their Lives Our Voices conference in June. I have been getting your e-newsletters for about a year and they often move me to tears. I know that Vegan Outreach does great grassroots organizing advocating for veganism -- the best and easiest way to bring about the most change for the animals. Thank you for all you do.
-TS, 7/3/08

I continue to distribute your booklets widely, and I enthusiastically promote Vegan Outreach as a particularly effective organization in the quest to create a more just and compassionate world. I put two booklets in the hands of Obama's chief environmental advisor earlier this spring after he spoke at UNC. When the event was done, the Obama guy came over and asked what kind of information I had, so I gave him a Vegan Outreach booklet. He said thanks, and asked if I could spare another, because he wanted to send one to the national Obama campaign office.
-Loren Hart, 6/30/08

I and the rest of the Mercy for Animals gang had a totally fun day at the Chicago Pride parade. On the back of the shirts and on the front of our banner it read, "No one is free when others are oppressed," which got this very receptive crowd totally fired up and helped us pass out an amazing 8,000 Vegan Outreach booklets.
-Mikael Nielsen, 6/30/08

Jessica Dadds, Yvonne LeGrice, and Emily Pepe table at Portland State University.

At the Twin Cities Pride parade, Compassionate Action for Animals volunteers and I handed out over 3,000 Vegan Outreach booklets. Many of us heard positive comments from the recipients. For example, one woman was heard saying that she is now vegetarian as a result of getting the same leaflet last year. We had never seen so many people intently reading the brochures as this time around.
-Gil Schwartz, 6/30/08

I'm happy to be helping at the Warped Tour this year. Vegan outreach is just so effective and saves so many lives. It's what has to be done.
-Evan, 7/2/08


Every Donation Prevents Suffering

Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the suffering of farmed animals by promoting informed, ethical eating.

All donations are tax-deductible.

Vegan Outreach

POB 30865, Tucson, AZ 85751-0865