OUTREACH: The Waiting Room Project

One of the best ways to promote vegetarianism is to provide opportunities for people to discover it themselves.

All you need is some space. There are tons of places where you can leave veg booklets free for the taking.

Here are some examples of places were you can leaf veg leaflets:

  • city/county libraries (leave a large stack)
  • college and high school libraries (leave a small stack)
  • waiting rooms (stash a few between the magazines)
  • laundromats (leave a small stack)
  • community recreation centers (leave a few with the other flyers and magazines)
  • bulletin boards (pin one or two onto the board)

Sometime this week can you leave a small stack of booklets at one or more of these locations? Take a picture of it and upload it here so we can all see.

If you do not have booklets already, please arrange to get the booklets ahead of time so you can go out and do this on your own schedule! Please email me (Elaine) at vegan @ ooshee dot com. I have a variety of booklets that you can choose from.

As you know...

The most effective way to save animals lives is to eat veg. After you've done that, the next most effective way to save animals lives is to encourage others to eat veg.

So... Get involved in some veg outreach!

Note: You can do this at ANY TIME or DAY.

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  • Chelsea C.

    I hit up a couple more offices this week. :)

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Steve

    Brilliant Ladies! Vet offices - they all care for animals. The 25 Reasons leaflet may horrify them because its all about cruelty. But that may be good if they can take it. Maybe it would work best with one of the starter kit/guides.

    Doctor offices - wondering if we can make alliances with those who may promote our literature for the health benefits. I ordered the Getting to Know PCRM collection. Also, maybe we can ally with PCRM.

    Kids education - the Tzu Chi Foundation comes to mind. They have a school for their dependent kids and all who want it. They teach the kids to care and they encourage vegetarian. More on that if you are interested.

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • Annoula W.

    Although this does not have to do specifically with veganism, it does involve compassion towards all species. . .I donated a box full of workbooks and coloring books (from PETA), crayons, etc. to the collection efforts for the Mt. Charleston families that are still awaiting permission to return to their homes. I thought that the kids could learn something while, at the same time, they entertain themselves.

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • Chelsea C.

    Yesterday I left booklets at my vet, two doctor's offices, and the library on Cheyenne and Buffalo. Going to hit up another office on Thursday. :)

    2 · July 16, 2013

    • Elaine

      veterinarian's offices are a great idea! I know of only one vet in town who puts out AR material on her own.

      July 16, 2013

  • Steve

    Monday I did Desert Springs hospital on Flamingo. 3 drop places there with 1 pending approval from the boss. This hospital is about a mile from my home, so convenient. But it is a specialty place (for diabetes) so not as many clinics and waiting rooms as a general hospital.

    2 · July 16, 2013

  • Steve

    Dropped (leaflets) at the VA hospital again today. I was pleased to see that 3 leaflets were still hanging out there since I dropped last week. This hospital has 15-20 good places not counting the 3rd floor and I dropped at 15 last week. So after a week 3 left indicates that they aren't thrown out at night by the janitors and maybe 12 or so got into good hands for future use.

    Items we might discuss include which leaflets are best to which situations and how many leaflets to drop in which situations.

    3 · July 11, 2013

    • Steve

      Yesterday I did the 1st floor of UMC, southeast building, the Charleston AAA office, the Planned Parenthood office, and inquired about the med school bulletin boards. I had conversations at UMC that we can also discuss.

      2 · July 12, 2013

    • Elaine

      As a start, we should follow what others are doing. For example, CityLife drops big stacks at the libraries, so big stacks of Veg Starter Kits can probably work at libraries. Plus there is plenty of room for big stacks at libraries. In fact, the first time I set out a stack, two women came up and took one each. They were very excited. But for hospitals and doctors offices smaller stacks are probably better. I see them leave Desert Companions and Seven magazine stacks at Drs offices. I say leave stacks that size or smaller. If there are no stacks at all, then just leave one or two booklets tucked in with the rest of the magazines.

      July 12, 2013

  • Felicia P.

    i'm in :) As soon as I get back in town, I'll contact you for booklets.

    July 10, 2013

    • Elaine

      sounds great!

      July 11, 2013

  • Annoula W.

    I also leave a stack in my mechanic's waiting area, with his permission, of course.

    1 · July 11, 2013

    • Elaine

      When you get a chance could you take a picture to show?

      July 11, 2013

  • Chelsea C.

    I see which booklet you put out in the photos, but what if we have other booklets, like the Mercy for Animals one? http://store.mercyforanimals.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MFA-102

    July 5, 2013

    • Elaine

      Yeah any booklet is good. Use what you like! I'll have more photos of others myself too :)

      1 · July 5, 2013

    • Chelsea C.

      Cool, thanks.

      July 6, 2013

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