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Philly Vegan Pledge

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PAN Vegan Pledge Philly 2014

It’s that time of year again where Peace Advocacy Network (PAN) begins planning our annual Vegan Pledge in Philadelphia!

What is the Vegan Pledge?

The Vegan Pledge is a four-week program designed to provide all the necessary education and resources to those who are ready to go vegan and are willing to try it for at least the 30-day time period. A series of five weekly meetings will provide pledges with speakers, cooking classes, and more! Each pledge is paired up with their own person mentor, an individual who has been vegan for some time and will be there to assist and answer any questions that may arise in between weekly meetings. Many past pledge participants have remained vegan for years now and have also remained friends with those they met during the program. PAN works hard to ensure participants have resources available to them long after the pledge is over!

Can you help?

We are hoping you may consider being involved with the Philadelphia Vegan Pledge as either: a mentor, a pledge, or a general volunteer (see descriptions below).

The Pledge dates and times are as follows:

Sunday, January 19th from 11-2 PM at the Rotunda*
Saturday, January 25th from 11-2 PM at the Rotunda*
Saturday, February 1st from 11-2 PM at the Rotunda*
Sunday, February 9th from 11-2 PM at the Rotunda*
Saturday, February 15th from 11-2 PM at the Rotunda*

* The Rotunda is located at 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Can you be a mentor?

Mentors are folks who 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 to ensure they aren’t encountering any challenges and to help them if they are. Mentors are those who are already vegan and will be able to provide answers and resources to those who are just trying veganism for the first time. If you are interested in being a mentor, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1veR7KKeDJ2QQd9lPvPV0lXM_VpQTFxAsb53hNtTHwLs/viewform.

Are you ready to be a pledge?

A pledge is a person who is ready to give veganism a try for the one-month program and will hopefully stay vegan for life! You will be provided with valuable resources such as hearing from amazing speakers, getting hands-on cooking demonstrations, and having your own personal vegan mentor that will guide you every step of the way. You’ll even hear from past pledges and how great their experience with the program was for them. Give it a try and find out how veganism is perhaps the most any one person can do for their own health, the protection of the environment, and of course to show compassion and respect for non-human animals. If you are interested in being a pledge, please fill out the form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12ybgocpj8klLICSHLOrsVCI9D0Jk81luiZc5NEeHSIk/viewform.

Would you like to be a general volunteer?

General volunteers will be needed from today throughout the end of the pledge to help with organizing and administrative tasks such as following up with emails, securing product donations, and facilitating discussions in the Philadelphia Vegan Pledge 2014 Google Group. Your help is needed at any capacity you can offer it! If you’d like to be a general volunteer, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XXwe9tTTuAl_QN761-QrmojqX6x4PGuN8XaSo3YLV8I/viewform.

What now?

If you are interested in being a mentor, pledge, or general volunteer, please fill out the respective forms mentioned above. If you have any other questions or concerns, please email Ed Coffin, [masked]. We look forward to seeing those of you who have helped in the past as well as seeing some new faces as well!

P.S. If you know anyone who might be interested in any of the above opportunities, please feel free to forward to a friend!