Outreach For Animals Week 2009
What is Outreach for Animals Week?
Outreach for Animals Week 2009 is an innovative outreach and fund raising event with the goal of educating the public about farm animals and vegetarianism. Volunteers sign up and raise pledges from family and friends. They will then spend three or more hours leafleting--empowering individuals to make informed and compassionate choices that will save countless animals. Here are some common questions (and answers!) about Outreach for Animals Week.
When is Outreach for Animals Week?
Outreach for Animals Week begins with a few kick-off events during September where volunteers can sign up for leafleting time, and set up their fund raising web pages. Each volunteer will have a designated time slot and location at which he or she will be handing out leaflets to passersby at college campuses, concerts, festivals, and other conductive venues. Leafleting at colleges and concerts will happen between Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 18th.
Here is our schedule of events:
- Outreach for Animals
Week Kick-off events:
- September 8 at our office
- September 10 at our office
- September 13 at Common Roots Cafe
- September 20 at Kristine Volovsek's apartment
- College and event leafleting all week - October 10 - 18
- Monday, October 12, 9 to noon or noon to 3
- Tuesday, October 13, 9 to noon or noon to 3
- Wednesday, October 14, 9 to noon or noon to 3
- Thursday, October 15, 9 to noon or noon to 3
- Friday, October 16, 9 to noon or noon to 3
Why a leaflet-a-thon?
Leafleting is a great way to reach a large audience of people. It simply involves handing literature to individuals walking past. The literature contains information that they can read on their own time. Many people love animals, but are unaware of the inhumane and horrifying conditions in which animals live. They don't know what they are supporting when they purchase meat, eggs, and dairy products. When given the tools they need to make changes, many will gladly do so.
It has been estimated that for every fifty leaflets that are handed out, one person will make the switch to vegetarianism. Since the average person consumes approximately 2,400 animals in their lifetime, inspiring one person will save hundreds to thousands of animals.
Most change occurs at the grassroots level, and we couldn't do it without the help of volunteers like you, so get started today! You don't need any prior leafleting or outreach experience to help out.
How your pledges will make a difference
Your pledges support the vital work of Compassionate Action for Animals in educating the public about farm animal abuse and promoting compassionate alternatives through leafleting, social events, food giveaways, speakers, the media, and much more.
For raising pledges, not only do you earn the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping animals, but there are also prizes awarded! By raising a minimum of only $150, you will receive a free Outreach for Animals T-shirt. For those who raise $300, you'll receive free entrance to Their Lives, Our Voices animal advocacy conference.
Sign me up!
Please come to any one of the kick-off events to sign up. If you can't come to the kick-off event, you can still sign up online at http://www.firstgiving.com/caa, and click on the "Get Started" button. The instructions that follow are very simple, and the entire process only takes about two minutes!