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THE VEGAN PLEDGE

30 days of community, support, & great recipes!

#GoVeganWithUs

We need you!

We rely on vegan volunteers from all over the country to help run our pledge programs from city to city.

There are a range of opportunities for you to get involved:

Volunteer for the Vegan Pledge
Become a Mentor
Join us as a Speaker
Sponsor a Vegan Pledge
Fundraising Opportunities
Raise Awareness

Volunteer for the vegan pledge

Volunteer to organize a new vegan pledge program, helping as many as 30 people go vegan and saving as many as 3000 land animals and countless sea animals. 

Become a Mentor

Mentors commit to pair up with a pledge for the duration of the program and will check in with their pledges via phone, email, etc. on a weekly basis. Mentors must already be vegan and will be able to provide answers and resources to pledges.

JOIN US AS A SPEAKER

Featured speakers each week help and inspire our program members. Come and connect with our pledges and help them adjust to vegan living by telling them a little about your journey.

sponsor a vegan pledge

Individuals

Sponsor a new vegan and save as many as 100 land animals per year and countless sea animals. A donation of any amount helps another person go vegan with us.

COMPANIES

Do you have a vegan product you would like to get into hands of your target consumers? The PAN Vegan Pledge is a great way to get your product out to new vegans; the program is often the first exposure these individuals have to vegan products. Donating items for our care package (or coupons in lieu of perishable items) is a great way to help our pledges and get the word out about your product. Contact Elaine for more information about becoming a sponsor.

Fundraising & Events

In addition to our Vegan Pledge Programs, PAN hosts events several times a year that include everything from happy hours to Vegfests to bowling parties.

Follow us on Meetup or Facebook to participate in upcoming events!

Raise Awareness

For folks who have engaged in some level of activism, here are some things you can do to mobilize and encourage others to make the world a better place.

FOR THE PEOPLE [SOCIAL JUSTICE]

  • Go vegan! For help transitioning to veganism, sign up for a Vegan Pledge in your area.
  • Consume fair-trade chocolate, coffee, and other foods
  • Give food to hungry people
  • Volunteer for Food Not Bombs, or another local agency that redistributes food to the hungry
  • Donate new or lightly-used clothes to the nearest homeless or battered women/children shelter
  • Choose one of these options for donating your used sneakers
  • Summer produce harvest share (collect produce from neighbors and friends and redistribute to Food Not Bombs or other local groups that specializes in distributing food to the hungry)
  • Assemble bags of food and snacks to distribute to homeless (can buy paper bags, loaves of bread, jars of peanut butter and jelly, and granola bars in bulk at warehouse store); this can be a “sandwich-making party” where you and a bunch of friends get together in someone’s kitchen or do it with your family; in just one hour, you could probably make about 50 sandwiches
  • At your next birthday party, ask guests to bring items from one of the following categories:
    • Toiletries, babies’ items for a local women/children’s shelter
    • Clothes for homeless shelter
    • Cat/dog food, paper towels, rags for animal shelter/rescue org.
    • Lightly worn or new business attire for Career Wardrobe or other similar org that enables persons to transition into the workforce
  • Go vegan! For help transitioning to veganism, sign up for a Vegan Pledge in your area.
  • Research the gardens in your city and volunteer to weed, seed, water, or plant
  • Compost food wastes instead of discarding them
  • Reduce your carbon footprint by doing any or all of the following:
    • Take your bike instead of your car on your next trip
    • Ride public transportation when you can
    • Transition to a vegan diet
  • Save water by:
    • Running your dishwasher or laundry machines only when loads are full
    • Time your showers with a clock; try to take the quickest shower possible
    • Install more efficient shower heads and faucets
    • Wash dishes, produce, and other items in water basin instead of under running water
    • Repair all leaks (toilets, showers, faucets, etc)
  • Buy organic, non-GMO foods
  • Wear clothes made from organic fibers
  • Reduce paper use by:
    • Reusing calendar, magazine, or newspaper pages for wrapping paper
    • Using the blank side of discarded printed documents for note-taking or coloring paper for children
    • When given a gift, carefully opening so you can reuse the wrapping paper or gift bag for a subsequent gift
    • Contacting vendors and request that they take your name/address off of their shipping lists; request email alerts instead
    • Using cereal boxes for children’s art projects
  • Gather friends and family for a Pick Up Party; go to nearby public area (park, woods, playground, city sidewalk) and pick up and discard litter; just bring plastic gloves and garbage bags
  • Encourage your workplace to “go green” by:
    • Recycling paper
    • Offering perks (like discounted public transit card) to employees to use public transportation
    • Sharing and storing digital documents rather than paper copies
    • Where printing is unavoidable, using the double-sided printing option
    • Encouraging employees to put computer in “standby” or “hibernation” mode when not being used for more than a designated amount of time
    • Installing occupancy sensors so lights go off when no movement is detected
    • Providing washable cups, plates, and utensils in lunchroom
    • Gather your and others’ used household goods and other items and hold a garage sale to benefit PAN.  You will be keeping used items out of landfills, reducing purchases of new items, and raising money for a great cause.
  • Go vegan! For help transitioning to veganism, sign up for a Vegan Pledge in your area.)
  • Do not buy animals from breeders or retail stores; instead…
  • Adopt an animal from an animal shelter or rescue organization
  • Avoid zoos, aquaria, circuses that use animals, rodeos, and any other entity that exploits animals
  • Drive carefully; squirrels, chipmunks, cats, dogs, and deer sometimes run into streets without looking both ways; drive slowly enough that you could avoid them if they cross your path
  • Apply for a VegFund grant so you can affordably do video outreach or a food sampling
  • Set up an Ask a Vegan Table at a local event or grocery market
  • Run a vegan bake sale and give proceeds to a nearby animal rescue or vegan outreach org; can coordinate with Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale
  • Host a vegan potluck and invite non-vegan friends; offer multiple vegan recipes for guests to try
  • Volunteer at your local animal shelter/rescue
  • Help to care for and engage in Trap Neuter Release programs for individual feral cats or colonies
  • Organize a PAN Vegan Pledge Program
  • Lead a “Happy Animals Story Time” at your local library and read from vegan-friendly books (V is for VeganSteven the VeganVegan is Love, etc.)
  • Bring vegan treats into your workplace to share with colleagues
  • Talk to your favorite local restaurant about offering more vegan selections on the menu
  • Organize demonstrations to protest zoos, circuses that use animals, and any other entity that exhibits animals for profit