Rob Gilbride and Eleni Vlachos: Fall 2014

Rob Gilbride and Eleni Vlachos are two of the Adopt a College program’s most dedicated activists. Rob has traveled to 13 different campuses this semester, directly handing Vegan Outreach booklets to more than 8,400 students! Eleni has also been to 13 different schools this fall, directly handing VO booklets to over 6,300 students!

Below are Rob and Syba at the University of Arizona and Eleni at ASU Tempe, where they reached more than 4,000 students in October with help from first-time leafleter Sarah Jaroch!

Rob Gilbride and Syba at UA and Eleni Vlachos at ASU Tempe

Rob and Eleni reached another 2,000 students, leafleting two El Paso schools in a single day:

The University of Texas at El Paso is a great campus – immediately there were streams of students in the AAC-instructed leafleting area of Leech Grove (what a great resource this has been for us to avoid going in blindly!). Most students seemed receptive – and really read the brochures as they walked (instead of texting!). One told Rob after getting the Compassionate Choices, “Thanks for sharing this, I am vegetarian but was thinking before about eating meat again. This reminds me why I’m vegetarian.” I also met two vegetarians, introduced them, and talked about creating more campus options. They also got Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating booklets.

Very receptive crowd at El Paso Community College’s Valle Verde campus. We met some veg-leaning students who were happy to get more information about this choice. I heard many discussing the booklets respectfully, and one student sat down to read it in entirety near us. Great day in El Paso…my grandpa’s childhood home (born nearby in a tent in 1910).

—Eleni Vlachos, 10/21/14

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