Upcoming fundraising events and BBVM happenings...

From: Lisa
Sent on: Sunday, June 8, 2014 6:25 PM
hi everyone,
happy soon to be summer. gosh, where has 2014 gone? almost half way through the year- are you on track for your new year's goals? ;-) alas, i am not, and june 1st was the start of my personal reboot to eat better for 30 days. i think i got a bit carried away with all that delicious processed junk food at trader joes and now i need a break.

we have lots of important fundraising events coming up in june and i hope we can get a lot of the vegan community to come out to support these local non-profits. see the meetup for all the events and local non-profits who need our support.

one of the fundraising events is for danzig rooster sanctuary in eastern colorado.i had a change to visit danzig rooster (and lots of other critters) sanctuary with mary ann, kate and peg a month or so ago. i was in total awe of the place and the animals and most especially of jewel who runs the place with her husband. jewel is is a force of nature way beyond her petite size and basically does the work of a small army of people. i can't even begin to understand the kind of work they need to do to maintain the sanctuary and keep all the animals cared for. plus, she and her partner work full time jobs. they seriously work 24/7. please consider making a donation to this local all vegan sanctuary that takes in societies "throw away" critters.

another all vegan sanctuary, peaceful prairie is also having a fundraiser hosted by the lovely hana at bonnie brae tavern. all you can eat pizza to help out animals- sounds like a great match in my book. http://www.meetup.com/coloradovegans/events/184955762/

i also had the opportunity to visit Almost Home Adoption Center right outside of Boulder and again was blown away at the dedication, hard work and kindness of the folks who operate this cat sanctuary. they are in urgent need of donations because of a recent hoarding situation which left them caring for over 40 horrifically neglected felines who need major medical and dental care. i can't speak more highly of the work they are doing against all odds to save these fur babies.

Almost Home is hosting their first ALL vegan fundraising event and have gotten some flack for doing so, so it is very important that we show up in numbers to let them know this was a good decision and one that will gain them support, not the opposite.  let's show up in mass to support their efforts. http://www.meetup.com/coloradovegans/events/181849382/

lastly, we have a leafleting event planned at a Wed. Farmer's market. this is an easy breezy efficient way to plant a lot of vegan seeds to people who may be more receptive to our message of compassionate and sustainable eating (shopping at a farmer's market). you will be paired with someone to leaflet with so no fear if you have never done this before and feel a bit shy. once you get into it you'll wonder why you never did it before! 

there has never been a more important or easier time to be vocal about your veganism. we can do it in a kind, loving and sharing kinda way. i still run into people every day  that have never met a vegan, but have heard about it and are curious. the more people see us as normal and regular (vegans are anything but "regular" but you know what i mean) kinda people the more they can relate to living this way, too. be proud and loud of your compassionate ways and never shy away from letting people know why you don't see our animal friends as food. always have literature you can leave with them. i am happy to supply anyone with Compassionate Choices or Veg Starter Kits. just let me know how many you want and i'll get them to you. leave them at your gym, your office, your doctors office, on the bus, at your families and friends. leave seeds whenever and wherever you can. 

we'll be skipping our monthly potluck gathering in june because we have so many fundraising events over the weekends and there isn't space to hold a potluck. our july potluck will be in the "beyond" of boulder and a joint gathering with our sister group, the denver vegans. 

thank you for being part of this growing and wonderful community. as always, let me know how this meetup can be of service to you on your vegan journey.

eat your fruits and veggies  

“Not responding is a response - we are equally responsible for what we don't do.” 
― Jonathan Safran FoerEating Animals

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