PAN’s Vegan Pledge programs help non-vegans go vegan, and each vegan spares the lives of approximately 100 land animals per year. We can expand this reach by increasing the size of our existing programs and establishing new programs. Volunteers willing to help in any of the following manners are needed: 1) organizing new programs; 2) assisting with posting flyers; 3) online promotion; 4) staffing a table with information about veganism and the Vegan Pledge; and 5) mentoring and other in-person volunteering during the programs. PAN also needs your help with the costs of the Vegan Pledge so that participation can be free to anyone interested in going vegan! At an average of only $20 per participant, we think this is a reasonable amount to spend to save lives! Your $20 donation also gets you a PAN membership, which entitles you to discounts with various businesses.
Next PAN Vegan Pledge in Washington, DCMeetings will be Saturdays, 2:00-5:00pm, starting on October 10, 2015 through November 7, 2015 at Budda B Yoga. The last meeting on the 7th will be from 12:00-2:00 at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary.
A few spots are still left for pledges and mentors! Please sign up here: http://panveganpledge.org/programs/dc-nova/
Almost 40 New Vegans in Philadelphia this Summer!PAN’s Vegan Pledge in July and August brought in nearly 40 new participants with record-breaking attendance. These participants started out by learning about the intersection of veganism with other types of oppression. Subsequent sessions covered nutrition, environmentalism, and other important topics, as well as impressive and delicious cooking demonstrations. Participants reported that just as they were feeling overwhelmed by the changes they were making, they attended a meeting and were re-energized to continue on their vegan journey.
Britt H., our most skeptical participant told us she was hooked after the first meeting: “I had so much fun and learned so much, the speaker was phenomenal. He really made me think in a different way.”
And Gino C. enjoyed the first meeting so much that he encouraged the most important person in his life to join as well: “I had an amazing experience today with you and all of the folks at the meeting today. My wife is also interested in taking the pledge and attending future meetings, is this still possible?”