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Celebrating 10 Years Supporting the Vegan Movement

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VegFund is celebrating! If we lit a candle on our (vegan) birthday cake for every outreach event that we’ve funded, we’d be blowing out nearly 5,000 candles! So take a big breath! It’s 2019, and VegFund is commemorating its 10th year of supporting vegan outreach. Launched from a single act of compassion in 2008, VegFund and our global activist network has grown to include more than 2,000 activists in 50 countries around the world. Now, if we lit a candle on that birthday cake to...

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Vegan Ice Cream Social

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  This Vegan Ice Cream Social will be held in Clarence, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. The event features soft-serve ice cream and a mini craft fair from local artisans, as well as a craft table to kids. Proceeds benefit Penelope’s Place, the Sanctuary. Admission is free, but we ask you to RSVP.

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Vegfest Houston 2018

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  The 6th Annual VegFest Houston is an exciting Vegan Expo! Our vegan festival features include: superb vegan restaurants, exciting vegan and abolitionist animal rights organizations, “Kids Zone” Makerspace with crafts, vegan food demos, our popular “Ask a Vegan” booth and panels, free product samples, yoga and meditation, like-minded community booths and green businesses, and raffle prize giveaways. Join us at the Stafford Centre Convention Hall on Saturday, July 21, 2108! The event is free to attend.

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Malta International Food Festival

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Vegan Malta is hosting a vegan food sampling at the Malta International Food Festival in Malta’s unique fortified medieval city, Mdina. The Malta International Food Festival features three days gastronomic alfresco eating and drinking, as well as family fun entertainment. During this festival patrons can indulge in freshly-prepared food. Desserts and surprises, together with live cooking shows and spectacles are the order of the day. Designated food areas are carefully decorated to give the visitors the opportunity to virtually transport themselves to the countries and...

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National Animal Rights Day – Phoenix

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The event begins with a Memorial Ceremony on behalf of the billions of animals killed at the hands of humans and volunteers holding signs in unison. There will be vegan speakers and the signing of The Declaration of Animal Rights. There will be a Celebration afterwards for the animals in our lives and raising awareness of the steps to take to reduce animal suffering. I will have vegan food available for the Celebration and educational literature as well.

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Vegan Food Sampling at Out! Raleigh

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Piedmont Farm Animal Sanctuary will be sampling vegan food at Out! Raleigh, a family-friendly festival located in the heart of downtown Raleigh on Fayetteville St., which is closed off to traffic during the festival. An estimated 25,000 people will attend the festival in 2018.

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Campus outreach in California

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Every first day of spring, thousands of vegan activists take part in Meatout, and VegFund is thrilled to be a source of funding for some of these activists through our Food Sampling program. These events vary widely in size and layout, but what they all have in common is vegans banding together to show others how wonderful vegan food can be and to encourage them to move toward a more compassionate diet. One of the best recaps we have gotten so far from Meatout 2015 that just passed was from Vikings...

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Starting a campus animal rights group

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By Leslie Brefeld, 2014 Winter Intern College campuses are an ideal place to start an animal rights group. Not only are the students open to new ideas, but it gives those involved a great way to creatively express their passions. AR groups allow you to meet with other like-minded people, to get experience as an activist, to inform, and maybe even inspire, many others. Even though the number and diversity of animal rights groups is growing, there are still many schools and colleges that don’t...

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Selecting effective outreach materials

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By: Sally Thompson, VegFund Volunteer When deciding which literature to use at an outreach event, there are a number of factors to consider. First, there’s the obvious: make sure you select brochures that are relevant to the event. For example, if you’re tabling at an eco-fair, you’ll want to have literature that highlights the connections between veganism and the planet. VegFund’s recommended literature page is a great place to start, as it provides literature suggestions that are broken down by category (e.g., animal rights, health, environment,...

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