Here is one of the vegan bus ads LIVE in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

Link to current crowdfunding campaign for Chicago: https://fundrazr.com/318qD4

Link to current crowdfunding campaign for Houston: https://fundrazr.com/7193R9

Link to current BONUS crowdfunding campaign for Atlanta: https://fundrazr.com/d193P0

My name is Sarah K. Woodcock, and I am the Founder and Executive Director of The Advocacy of Veganism Society (TAVS). TAVS promotes veganism as an ethical position against animal exploitation, and we want to expose millions of people to veganism to help animals.

Nonhuman animals are being exploited and killed by the billions per year which results in an unfathomable amount of unnecessary suffering and killing. But veganism can end that!

Please help fund our national vegan bus ad campaign to expose millions of people to veganism. We kicked off our vegan bus ad campaign in Minneapolis, Minnesota (where Sarah lives) in January 2016. We are using what we learned from that and expanding it to other major cities in the United States including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, and more (depending on how much funding we get). In some cities, like New York City, where subways are more predominant than buses, we will do subway ads or other high-impact ads. With one 4-week ad campaign which will cost around $5,000, we will be able to expose hundreds of thousands of people to veganism. And when we do this in multiple cities, we will be able to expose millions of people to veganism. The ads lead to our beautiful and informative WhyVeganism.com website where we offer free veganism starter kits. We are trying to raise a total of $50,000 to pay for vegan bus ads in 10 cities, to start with.

Here are the campaign Milestones:

Milestone #1: First $5k raised – Minneapolis – 100% FUNDED, ads start in January 2016!

Milestone #2: Second $5k raised – New York – 100% FUNDED, ad scheduling in progress!

Milestone #3: Third $5k raised – Los Angeles – 100% FUNDED, ad scheduling in progress!

Milestone #4: Fourth $5k raised – Chicago – CURRENT CAMPAIGN

Milestone #5 – Fifth $5k raised – Houston – CURRENT CAMPAIGN

Milestone #6 – Sixth $5k raised – Philadelphia

Milestone #7 – Seventh $5k raised – TBD

Milestone #8 – Eighth $5k raised – TBD

Milestone #9 – Ninth $5k raised – TBD

Milestone #10 – Tenth $5k raised – TBD

Milestone #11 – BONUS Campaign $5k – Atlanta – CURRENT CAMPAIGN

Vegans, let’s do this! Please contribute everything you can, and/or share, share, share our campaign with your vegan friends, family members, and groups so we can end nonveganism!

After you contribute, you can track the progress and see photos of our national vegan bus ad campaign here:

www.abolitionistvegansociety.org/veganbusadcampaign

If you are not already vegan, please learn about veganism here:

www.WhyVeganism.com

Thank you so much for your support and for helping animals!

Warmly,
Sarah K. Woodcock
Founder and Executive Director
The Abolitionist Vegan Society

Link to crowdfunding campaign:  https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/213vTe

There are many ways you can help:

1) CONTRIBUTE to the crowdfunding campaign: http://fundrazr.com/campaigns/412dU6

2) SHARE the link to the crowdfunding campaign with your vegan friends, family members, co-workers, etc. SHARE the link to the crowdfunding campaign in vegan Facebook groups and other vegan communities.

3) LINK to the crowdfunding campaign from your Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or other social media account. Or from your website. From the crowdfunding campaign page, you can click “Embed” to generate a widget to add to your website.

4) DEDICATE your birthday, Christmas, or other holiday gifts to go to the crowdfunding campaign. For example, you could ask your vegan friends or family members to contribute to the crowdfunding campaign in lieu of or a birthday gift or in honor of your birthday.

5) COMMIT to raising a certain dollar amount for the campaign in creative ways (e.g. bake sale, garage sale, etc.).

6) BRAINSTORM other ways too; the possibilities are endless!

Campaign updates in chronological order:

September 11, 2015 Update

Dear National Vegan Bus Ad Campaign Supporters,

First, thank you so much for your support! It gives me such hope to know that there are vegans out there who support an unequivocal vegan message.

Second, we have already reached our first campaign milestone by raising 1% of our $50,000 goal! Granted 1% does not sound like a lot, but we set a lofty goal that would allow us to reach millions of people with the vegan message so raising 1% in the first 2 days of our campaign is something to celebrate!

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Third, it is going to take a lot of work sharing, promoting, and otherwise spreading the word about our campaign to make it a reality, but I am hopeful we can do it. If you run a website or have a social media following (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and want to help spread the word, please do so! And even if you do not
run a website or have a social media following, feel empowered with your network of friends, family, and more.

Here is the short URL that leads directly to this Fundrazr:

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/412dU6

Lastly, I have set up this TAVS webpage dedicated to our National Vegan Bus Ad Campaign so please feel free to track its progress here:

www.abolitionistvegansociety.org/vegan-bus-ad-campaign

Thank you again, and share share share!

Warmly,

Sarah K. Woodcock

Founder and Executive Director

The Abolitionist Vegan Society

September 12, 2015 Update

Dear National Vegan Bus Ad Campaign Supporters,

I am in awe of your generosity and enthusiasm for this campaign. In just over 2 days, we have raised 2% of our $50,000 goal! If we keep up this pace with shares, we will reach our goal by our deadline of December 31, 2015 which would allow us to reach millions of people with the vegan message next year! That would be amazing, wouldn’t it?

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I was honored that Corey Wrenn of The Academic Abolitionist Vegan wrote this article about our campaign and wanted to share it with you:

http://academicabolitionistvegan.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-vegans-on-bus-go-round-and-round.html

Here is the short URL that leadsdirectly to this Fundrazr:

http://fundrazr.com/campaigns/412dU6

Lastly, I have set up this TAVS webpage dedicated to our National Vegan Bus Ad Campaign so please feel free to track its progress here:

http://www.abolitionistvegansociety.org/vegan-bus-ad-campaign

Thank you again, and share share share!

Warmly,

Sarah K. Woodcock

Founder and Executive Director

The Abolitionist Vegan Society

 

September 14, 2015 Update

Dear National Vegan Bus Ad Campaign Supporters,

First, I continue to be in awe of your generosity and enthusiasm for this campaign. We have raised 3% of our $50,000 goal! If we keep up this pace with shares, we will reach our goal by our deadline of December 31, 2015 which would allow us to reach millions of people with the vegan message next year! Please see below for a list of ways you can help even more.

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Second, if you are on Facebook, please join the Facebook “Event” we created to stay tuned:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1617234768525346

Third, please see this list of ways you can help put veganism in front of millions of people:

1) CONTRIBUTE to the crowdfunding campaign:

http://fundrazr.com/campaigns/412dU6

2) SHARE the link to the crowdfunding campaign with your vegan friends, family members, co-workers, etc. SHARE the link to the crowdfunding campaign in vegan Facebook groups and other vegan communities.

3) LINK to the crowdfunding campaign from your Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or other social media account. Or from your website. From the crowdfunding campaign page, you can click “Embed” to generate a widget to add to your website.

4) DEDICATE your birthday, Christmas, or other holiday gifts to go to the crowdfunding campaign. For example, you could ask your vegan friends or family members to contribute to the crowdfunding campaign in lieu of or a birthday gift or in honor of your birthday.

5) COMMIT to raising a certain dollar amount for the campaign in creative ways (e.g. bake sale, garage sale, etc.).

6) BRAINSTORM other ways too; the possibilities are endless!

Vegans, let’s do this! We cannot do this without you! Please contribute everything you can, and/or share, share, share our campaign with your vegan friends, family members, and groups so we can end nonveganism!

Thank you again, and share share share!

Warmly,

Sarah K. Woodcock

Founder and Executive Director

The Abolitionist Vegan Society

 

September 29, 2015 Update

Dear National Vegan Bus Ad Campaign Supporters,

We have created another sample bus ad and submitted it for approval to run in the Minneapolis area! Check it out below.

Vegan Bus Ad Campaign 2

But we need to raise $5,000 to run the bus ads in the Minneapolis area, and we have only raised $1,753 so far. Can you help us reach our goal by sharing our crowdfunding campaign?

fundrazr.com/campaigns/412dU6

Thank you in advance and warmly,
Sarah K. Woodcock
Founder and Executive Director
The Abolitionist Vegan Society

 

October 14, 2015 Update

Dear National Vegan Bus Ad Campaign Supporters,

We received feedback from some supporters that they would like us to create a separate Fundrazr campaign for each $5k milestone toward the $50k goal, as that would make each milestone feel more reachable. We thought that was great feedback and have converted this Fundrazr campaign to a $5k goal. The overall campaign goal and plans for cities remain the same. (Check out the Story tab for details.)

With that said, we have raised 44% of the first campaign Milestone of $5k! Who can you share this exciting campaign with to help reach 100% so we can kickoff this veganism campaign?

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Thank you in advance and warmly,
Sarah K. Woodcock
Founder and Executive Director
The Abolitionist Vegan Society

 

October 19, 2015 Update

Dear National Vegan Bus Ad Campaign Supporters,

This is a quick update to let you know that our bus ad has been approved to run in Minneapolis starting in January! But we haven’t received full funding to run it yet. We need to raise $2,792 more. Help us reach hundreds of thousands of people starting in January by ***sharing*** and ***donating*** if you are able to: fundrazr.com/campaigns/412dU6

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Thank you in advance and warmly,
Sarah K. Woodcock
Founder and Executive Director
The Abolitionist Vegan Society

 

October 25, 2015 Update

Check out and share this video about our national vegan bus ad campaign! AND We have just received notice that an anonymous donor will match donations to the vegan bus ad campaign for one week up to $1,000! Now is your chance to double the value of your donation. This matching offer ends October 31, 2015 at 11 AM Central time. Please don’t miss this awesome opportunity! Here is the link to the campaign: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/412dU6

 

October 29, 2015 Update

You may have heard about the generous offer from a donor (who wishes to remain anonymous) to match donations to the vegan bus ad campaign up to $1,000. As of October 29, 2015 at 9:32 Central time, we have only received $340 in donations toward the $1,000 matching donation offer so the next $660 in donations will still be matched! Please contribute (if you are able to) and share now! https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/412dU6

 

October 31, 2015 Update

You may have heard about the generous offer from a donor (who wishes to remain anonymous) to match donations to the vegan bus ad campaign up to $1,000 for one week. We asked for your help donating/sharing, and you came through–we did it! With your help, we raised $1,000, with just a few hours to spare, which will be matched for a total of $2,000. Congratulations! We have a little ways more to go to meet campaign Milestone #1 of $5,000, but we are well on our way. Way to go!

Warmly,
Sarah K. Woodcock
Founder and Executive Director
The Abolitionist Vegan Society

 

November 8, 2015 Update

Dear National Vegan Bus Ad Campaign Supporters,

It is with excitement and gratitude that I am sharing some exciting news with you about the national vegan bus ad campaign: Milestone 1 of 10 ($5,000) has been reached! Veganism *will* be brought to hundreds of thousands of people, starting in Minneapolis, in January 2016. You can check out photos and other updates on the campaign page (www.abolitionistvegansociety.org/vegan-bus-ad-campaign)! We were able to reach this goal because of *your* generosity and *your* help sharing this campaign with your vegan family and friends. I want to personally thank each and every one of you who helped reach Milestone 1 of 10. It would not have happened without you.

I have “closed” the Milestone 1 campaign and “opened” the Milestone 2 campaign which is for New York and is located here: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/213vTe

Warmly,
Sarah K. Woodcock
Founder and Executive Director
The Abolitionist Vegan Society

 

January 8, 2016 Update

Dear National Vegan Bus Ad Campaign Supporters,

Congratulations! The bus ads are now LIVE in Minnesota, being shown to hundreds of thousands of nonvegans over the next four weeks! This could not have happened without your support.

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I will continue to provide updates with photos on this page. In the meantime, please continue to support this year-long campaign by helping us bring veganism ads to New York which is our current campaign located here:

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/213vTe

Warmly,
Sarah K. Woodcock
Founder and Executive Director (volunteer)
The Abolitionist Vegan Society

 

June 20, 2016 Update

Dear national vegan bus ad supporter,

Thank you for your incredible support! Because of you and an anonymous donor, we are fully funded to run our second and third cities of our ten-city national vegan bus ad campaign–New York and Los Angeles! We have contacted ad reps to get the New York and Los Angeles ads scheduled and will post updates on this webpage: http://www.abolitionistvegansociety.org/vegan-bus-ad-campaign

Our next city we will be fundraising for is Chicago so please watch for that Fundrazr coming soon. Thank you again!

Thank You TAVS

– Sarah K. Woodcock, Founder and Executive Director (volunteer), TAVS – The Advocacy of Veganism Society