|Enewsletter • April 24, 2013|
Note from Vegan Outreach
Huge Opportunity! You and Team Vegan 2013!
AAC activists have already handed our well-researched, detailed, and compelling booklets to over 13.5 million young people, with over 9 million distributed on college campuses and at high schools. That’s a lot of students!
And, as we noted, overall distribution recently passed 20 million!
But together, we can do more – much, much more! We can reach that tipping point where it’s just as easy to choose veg as to eat meat!
As you know, we’ve got the best team of activists and volunteers on the planet. If you give them booklets, they will enthusiastically deliver – in every state and in all kinds of weather.
This is where you come in!
You can be a part of this world-changing activism by joining Team Vegan 2013!
What is Team Vegan?
Team Vegan is a fundraiser for Vegan Outreach. If you’d like to help raise money to help more people go veg, you can join the team. Every dollar you raise will help our activists and volunteers reach more students with Vegan Outreach booklets.
Team Vegan 2013 will begin on May 1 and run through the end of June. You’ll see at TeamVegan.biz/team that some of your favorite activists are already on the team!
How can I join Team Vegan?
As always, if you have any questions, please let us know via this contact form.
Do I need to run?
Nope! You can set another goal – like leafleting, or cycling, or pet sitting, or having a bake sale and donating the proceeds to VO.
You don’t actually have to have any goal or do any activity, besides raising funds for Vegan Outreach. The running, walking, leafleting, baking, etc. are part of the fun!
Why should I do this?
Good question! And your fellow VO members have a good answer:
Every dollar you raise for Team Vegan will be doubled!
That’s right – each dollar will reach twice as many new people!
Several generous donors have pledged to match money raised from May 1 to June 30, 2013 up to $100,000!
That means we can potentially raise $200,000 for this powerful and necessary advocacy!
The money you raise goes to Vegan Outreach to support the Adopt a College program – efficiently and effectively helping animals!
Being a part of Team Vegan will create more vegetarians!
We hope you’ll join us for Team Vegan 2013!
We’d be thrilled if you could join with your fellow dedicated members and help make Adopt a College 2013–14 the best year yet!
Notes from Our Members
great, four-school day, with two
records! Some of the students at the State College
of Florida were really excited to get a booklet.
Ringling College of Art and Design and University
of South Florida Sarasota were quick but good
uses of my time. New College was the highlight
– more veg folks per population than any
other college I’ve ever leafleted. It
even has a vegetarian café run by students.
Most students were thrilled to get a booklet
– next time I’m using Why Vegans,
because it’s a better fit for this crowd.
Lots of students thanked me for being there,
and I met so many veg folks I ran out of Guides.
Rachel and I had a great day
at Richmond College. One veg student was exhilarated
we were on campus: “These are my people!”
he exclaimed to his friends. Saw many engrossed
in the booklet and others discussing. Others
had questions, and a student told Rachel she
wanted to go veg! Feel great about these kids,
I’m sure many went veg.
downpours, Ethan, Rachel and I headed over to
Richland College, where we met Holly [Huertas, right]. She helped
us leaflet even though she’s not veg yet; she
said that she was going to go veg several days
a week and work to being vegan. Over at the
University of Dallas, a student spoke to Rachel
and was so thankful we were on campus; she took
an Even If and a Guide to
show her roommate. I overheard one student make
a disparaging remark, to which the other student
replied, “No. Being cruel to animals is
Jennifer and I had an amazing day
at Stony Brook University; Max and Ted joined us, too!
Jennifer had 3 skateboard pass offs, and I had
5! Good conversations as well; e.g., one student
said she’d gone vegetarian from reading a Compassionate
Choices her friend had given her last month.
We got the names & emails of 20 people who
want the campus food service to offer more meat-free
options, and who might help get the student
org off the ground.
Another great day with Jonathan
at Hoover High School and Cal
State Fresno! We reached more than 1,800 students
today, and told interested people about activism
Despite windchills in the low
20s, Dave [Doctor, below, left] and I had a great time
at the Forward on Climate rally, and Pulin [Modi, below, right] joined
us, too! I heard lots of “I’m
already vegan” comments; I counted four
in less than one 30-second interval. And many
individuals thanked us for being there, told
us they agreed with the cause, etc. But it wasn’t
just speaking to the choir; I could tell that
this was new material to a good many of the
individuals we reached.
As this was Valentine’s Day,
I asked the students at Indiana University at
Bloomington, “Have a heart for animals?”
Reached over 1,350 students – and two vegetarians
came back to get Guides right before
engaging students at Oklahoma
City University! With a huge smile and ultra
appreciation, Stacy [left] said, “Ohhhh, this
is PERFECT!” I overheard
one student say to his friend, as they opened
their booklets, “Well, I like meat, so let’s
take a look!”
Oklahoma State in the snow was not quite as
pleasant as a normal day of outreach, but still
good outreach! Ran into Hayley, a student that
had a “vegan means I’m trying to suck less”
bag. She came back to talk and joined me for
a class change. Another student said she had
gotten a booklet before and altered her diet.