Friday, May 9, 2014

Adopt a College Update

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for Team Vegan - we have over 100 sign-ups so far!

To meet the $175,000 challenge to continue spreading vegan living we could use even more. If you've been considering joining Team Vegan, there's no better time than now!

Adopt a College leafleters have been to 792 schools and handed booklets to over 720,000 students this semester. Three leafleters are over the 50,000 mark!

Steve Erlsten has given out over 75,000 booklets from Northern California to British Columbia. Helpers have handed out another 9,000 booklets with Steve.

Rachel Shippee has given out over 55,000 booklets during her amazing spring tour of TX, OK, NE, IA, IL, MN, WI, ND, SD, MT, WA, ID, UT, WY and CO! Rachel's helpers have given out another 12,000+ booklets.

And VO's Senior Outreach & Strategy Coordinator, Vic Sjodin, has given out over 50,000 booklets at schools through Southern CA, AZ, NM, and western TX. Vic's helpers have actually doubled his numbers making Vic the organizer of giving out over 100,000 booklets this semester (so far)!

Here are a few of the many snap shots from the field (click here for hundreds more).

Rachel Shippee was ending the day at UW Stout in Menomonie, WI on March 7 and came across Cassandra (top pic). Cassandra had been vegan a week and was feeling great! She had a lot of questions about food and nutrition and was glad to have someone to talk to about them.

On March 10, Rachel Shockey (right) joined Vic Sjodin in handing out a record number of booklets at Los Angeles City College! They gave away 1,400 Your Choice and 6 Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating.  They met one student who went veg after getting a booklet in past! Lots of readers and some positive interactions.

On March 14, Berenice Weber and Ellen Ericksen (left) handed out 500 Compassionate Choices at Balboa Park in San Diego.

These are only four of the hundreds of people spreading vegan living to the masses - planting the seeds for a world that will be much more compassionate towards animals in the years to come.

Thank you all for your hard work!