Holiday Leafleting – Recap

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Holiday Leafleting – Recap

I’m slooowly getting back to work after the holidays, and this is something I meant to post about sooner. (Resolution: procrastinate less. I’ll get on that soon, I swear.)

Chris and Tracy with leaflets

We had a great December, handing out about 2000 of our turkey leaflets altogether. We handed out 1000 at the Santa Claus Parade downtown on December 5, and another 1000 over four days in the week before Christmas, outside various Skytrain stations.

Thanks to all the great volunteers who came out to help: Almira, Alexandra, Chris, Johnathan, Layne, Paige, Tracy and especially Mary-Chris. (I hope I haven’t left anyone out….)

Our turkey leaflets were a little different this year from past years: as well as the usual information about the routine cruelty of animal agriculture, and about sponsoring a rescued turkey at Farm Sanctuary, Mary-Chris put together a two-column list of recipes for a vegan holiday feast. This made the leaflets more popular than usual–there were a number of times when someone would initially say no, but take a leaflet when I told them it had recipes. Great idea!

I really like leafletting to commuters around the city. It doesn’t take a huge investment, and it can reach a lot of people in a short time. If you have any ideas for leafletting themes in the next few months (i.e., now that the holidays are over), let us know in the comments.

And happy new year, everyone!


2 Comments

Almira

January 6, 2011 at 8:56 pm

This was my first leafleting experience, so for anyone out there who is nervous/shy/scared, don’t be! For the most part, people were friendly and the most common reason people gave for not wanting a leaflet was that they had already gotten one!

Candice

January 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Great idea – providing alternative ideas for meals

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