Hi, this is Gary Loewenthal from Compassion for Animals, a Washington, DC-area grassroots animal advocacy group (www.compassion4animals.org). I wanted to invite you to participate in the fourth annual Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS), April 21 through April 29, 2012.
The WVBS was named “Veg Event of the Year” by VegNews Magazine, and the past two years was covered by CNN.com (www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/04/30/vegan.bake.sale/).
The idea is simple: Groups across the globe hold vegan bake sales any time between April 21 and April 29. Participating groups can do whatever they want with the proceeds.
So far, groups around the world have raised over 100,000 dollars via the WVBS for various worthy causes. Your bake sale can be a fundraiser for your group, or proceeds can go to a local or international charity – you choose.
www.veganbakesale.org has all the details, including a signup form, a schedule of participating bake sales, tons of bake sale tips, and links to thousands of vegan baking recipes. The www.veganbakesale.org web site has handy vegan baking tips to get you started.
Holding a bake sale may be easier than you think. Once you finalize your location, the rest is relatively easy. Again, the veganbakesale.org web site has lots of help.
Compassion for Animals coordinates global publicity for the event, and we leverage the event as best we can to get positive press about the bake sales and about the health, environmental, and ethical benefits of a plant-based diet.
You may be able to get funding for your bake sale! Details are here: http://www.veganbakesale.org/veganbakesale/vbs-funding.html
The sign-up form is at http://www.veganbakesale.org/veganbakesale/vbs-signup.html. For questions, or to sign up if you hate forms, please contact
info at veganbakesale.org. We’re also on Facebook, and on twitter @wwveganbakesale.
We hope that participating in the WVBS is an exciting and fulfilling way to raise funds, and to be part of something bigger which could help the earth, animals, and humans. The camaraderie among the diverse participants across the globe is amazing and inspiring.
For a compassionate world,
Slideshow from 2010 Worldwide Bake Sale: