|Enewsletter • December 7, 2011|
approach, simultaneously pragmatic
and forward-thinking, focuses on engaging those
who are deemed most open to lifestyle changes:
namely, the young, and, in particular, college
students. Perhaps more importantly, its philosophy
extends well beyond mere “vegan”
outreach as a practical recognition of how vital
it is to meet people where they are, not where
animal advocates want them to be.
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Students, Leaflets, the Animals, and You!
Wow! Adopt a College activists have been on an amazing roll!
Just look at these results – this semester alone, dedicated activists have already handed VO’s detailed, documented booklets directly to 833,371 students at 833 schools!
This is a huge new record, smashing last term’s 690,374!
Activists have been leafleting at such a furious pace that we didn’t notice the latest milestone:
Adopt a College activists have now reached 10,000,000 individuals!
That’s right – VO activists have personally handed our proven, powerful, persuasive booklets directly to ten million new people!
Every single day, activists are letting more students know the truth about the hidden, vicious cruelty inherent in modern agribusiness, as well as offering concrete, understandable steps to sustainable change.
Every single booklet, every single student reached, every single new vegetarian – all because generous, thoughtful donors have contributed to Vegan Outreach.
Simply put: Record distribution is a direct result of your donations.
Every dollar makes a difference!
You can use a credit card to make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, or send a check or money order to:
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Many fellow vegans have already stepped up to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. Please be a part of this vital work – please make a tax-deductible donation today and reach twice as many people!
Thanks so much!
PS – 2011 set records for how many people learned the truth.
How many we reach in 2012 truly depends on you!
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From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Product of the Season
Many, many years ago, we had two non-veg families over for Thanksgiving and made Tofurky and a homemade seitan. Everyone said the seitan was much better. But we recently heard from Bruce that Tofurky did great in this taste test, so we tried it again, and it was much improved: very good!! (And much less work than seitan.)
Notes from Our Members
inspired by the advocacy highlighted
here. Vegan Outreach is one area of hope in
our country that I am so grateful to be a part
of. It is not only the content, but also the
tone and framing of the message that keeps me
engaged and interested in the work being done.
Congrats and thanks for all your work!
all day at George Mason University
until I could leaflet no more; reached 2,000
students. I met tons of veg’ns, had good conversations,
and met three students who were stoked to meet
another vegan and who now want to get active.
Outreach is obviously good in itself, but I
love that one of the side benefits of leafleting
is reinforcing the beliefs of people who are
already veg, as well as inspiring many to get
Outreach newsletter in the mail
was encouraging, so Julia and I hit Quinsigamond
Community College, distributing all 500 booklets
we brought. We met a couple of girls who were
so excited to meet us. They apparently were
just talking about both being vegetarian. Another
student said, “I’m going vegan” as
he walked by. I called back that he should totally
do it. He came back about 20 minutes later and
said he was serious about wanting to go vegan.
He asked my advice, so we talked for a few minutes.
Another woman was interested in handing out
holiday parade, Dana, Kristie,
Michelle, Brian, and I donned Santa hats. So
many people happily took literature! When I
said, “Info on how to help animals,” many said,
“OHH I wanna help animals!” I would
reply, “You can at every meal, so let’s start
now!” Great day, many read the leaflet as they
waited for the parade; even a child around 8
years old read it with his mom.
was great at Texas Southern University,
a historically black school. I had a few individuals
mention that they were going to take the next
step with making their food choices more humane
(e.g., cutting out chicken, moving closer to
vegetarianism, etc.), had a group of guys stop
to say that they were inspired by my efforts;
a dude on a bike yelled out encouragement, etc.
Matt, and I reached 2,500 students
at the University of Buffalo! Watched dozens
reading the booklet cover to cover. One came
back and said the pamphlet was informative,
well made, and she is now going veg!
conversations at Norwalk Community
College and Housatonic Community College, with
students talking about changing their diets,
including one pledge to go meat-free 3 days
a week, and two who said they were going to
cut their meat by at least 1/2. A number of
people asked for more booklets to give to friends / family.
stop at the University of Wisconsin,
Superior. One girl said, “Actually, I got
one of those last year and decided to become
a vegetarian. I’m transitioning to veganism.”
She had not ordered a Guide,
but excitedly took one.
at Kent State were very receptive;
I reached over 1,600, including a number of
vegetarians and others who want to know what
they can do to help. One woman was interested
in going vegan; she got a Guide and
encouragement. Quote of the day from a girl
I leafleted: “I am vegan so I am all about
State College of Florida, a group
of female students read the booklets and told
me, “We’re going vegan.”
day at Appalachian State! Giving
a booklet to Robert inspired him to jump in;
he handed out 50 booklets and wants to do more.
I also ran into a vegan named Jon (who has been
vegan for a month now). I handed him a Guide
and he wants to order leaflets to hand out on
campus. He said a friend received a leaflet
from me this morning and now she is going vegan!