Ben Gardner

  • Funds Raised: $1,255
  • Fundraising Goal: $1,000
I am a Community Outreach Coordinator for Vegan Outreach. I was hired last August and have been visiting campuses all over the East Coast, speaking with students about the realities of factory farming and the health and environmental benefits of a vegan lifestyle. It's been awesome to connect with so many students and individuals open to making a change. It's also been amazing to work with the compassionate and supportive staff of Vegan Outreach. I love the approach that we take, meeting people where they are, providing them with information, and assisting them in reaching their goals.

Since last fall I have done outreach work at 60 campuses in 16 states, signing up more than 5000 students for our "10 weeks to Vegan" email series, handing out 13,000 leaflets, and working with 30 student groups! It's been an incredible journey and I am looking forward to the next chapter.

Since college campuses have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, outreach coordinators like myself have been unable to do our normal work. Vegan Outreach has admirably chosen to retain its staff by creating new positions, providing us with a steady income and continuing to work to save the lives of animals, and improve the welfare of the planet and its people.

As a nonprofit, we rely on the kindness and generosity of people like you to continue pushing toward a world free of the needless suffering of animals. Any donation that you are able to make means the world to us and to the animals that you are saving, and will be matched by one of our donors!

Thank you :)

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