Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 = 2,000,000. 2011 = ?

In an earlier Enewsletter, this graph of booklet distribution showed the impact of the economic collapse and subsequent decline of donations.

Because of donations at the end of 2009 and throughout 2010, Vegan Outreach was able to get back to 2,000,000 booklets this year!

This clearly shows that how many new people are reached in 2011 depends on your donation today!

Please click here to make a tax-deductible contribution to the End Of Year Matching Challenge, and help us put more of the money to work for the animals.

But please give today — time is running out!

At SUNY New Paltz, Cassandra, Marguerite, and I reached 958 students. I overheard tons of conversations all day, from “That’s going to make me vegetarian” to “This is so sad – did you read it?” It’s so great to get people talking to each other about this!
—Eileen Botti

At Keene State, the acceptance rate was fabulous! Many positive interactions; e.g., two students said they got a leaflet last semester; one said she has really reduced her meat consumption, and the other is now veg because of it!
—Lana Smithson

At Allan Hancock College, the acceptance rate today was off the charts. I witnessed many people intently reading. One rather large, somewhat intimidating fellow accepted a leaflet and then said, “Aww, now you are going to make me stop eating meat!” as he flipped though the leaflet shaking his head in disgust. One young man stopped to tell me that it was this leaflet that turned him veg about eight months ago!
—Johanna Andris

At Fullerton College, several students wanted to get involved and signed up to leaflet or join the animal rights club-in-the-making! One student read through the leaflet and said to her friend, “I’m going vegetarian.” Another student read through the leaflet and said, “This is so sad!” I saw him read it over a couple of times and then share it with his friend.

At the University of Nevada, Reno, Bill Neill and I reached nearly 2,000 students. Amazing how many students told me they stopped eating meat from the leaflets we handed out last winter during the windy blizzard!
     Vegan Outreach changed my life. Reducing suffering is and must be our bottom line. I know thousands of animals will be spared from senseless suffering because of our efforts. It doesn’t get any better than that – what a high!
—Harry Pugsley

I had a great conversation with a girl while leafleting Friday. The next day, she came up to our booth and said that she read the booklet with her roommate and that they were both going to go vegetarian!
—Jon Bockman