|On Dec. 3, John Oberg and crew reached 4,435 students at Arizona State.|
Below, just a few reports on the people influenced by John.
In the annals of leafleting history, there now stands a feat so grand that we mere mortals are trying to wrap our brains around it. In just one semester, one single individual, John Oberg, handed a booklet to 113,839 students at 120 schools throughout North America. In Adopt a College's ten year history, this is the most students reached by any single person in any single semester, even surpassing the previous jaw-droppingly-impressive record of 100,395, accomplished by the Mighty Vic Sjodin in the fall of 2008.
John accomplished this new record in his first full semester as a traveling leafleter for VO. He spent the entire semester on the road, traveling throughout the Great Plains, the Pacific Northwest, the Southwest, and even into Canada, starting his days before sunrise and often ending them as the sun was setting.
|"Meral [at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs] a former vegan with whom I had a great conversation.|
She told me that she needed to be reminded of why she should go back to being vegan
and that this definitely made an impact on her."
John accomplished this not only because he has a desire to give his absolute all to whatever he sets his mind to, but because he knows what’s at stake – the potential to spare thousands and thousands of animals from a lifetime of suffering, the opportunity to inspire students to bring about a brighter future animals.
|University of Texas, El Paso: "Melanie, came up to me and said, 'it got me.' |
She explained how she read it in class and it made her decide to be vegetarian now."
Cheers to John for using his tireless work ethic, smarts, and legendary enthusiasm to bring about this accomplishment!
And thank you to all the donors who made this happen. We're only able to put leafleters in the field, supplied with thousands and thousands of booklets, because of your commitment to Vegan Outreach and the animals.
-Jon Camp, Director of Outreach
|"Dave Hernandez went vegetarian from getting a booklet in [December 2010] at First Friday [in Phoenix]|
and leafleted with us at the November 2011 First Friday."