VEA invites contributions from members and the public for our Vegan Education Event program.
100% of money received is spent directly on these events, to cover venue hire, advertising and food that is served on the night.
These events include:
* A five minute introductory talk by VEA founder Kym Staton
* Film screening – Currently ‘Dominion’ film
* Vegan food tasting
* Mingle with VEA representatives to answer questions about veganism.
We budget $400 for each event. This covers:
* Screening license (where required)
* Venue hire
* Food for the post-film food tasting
* Advertising in order to attract an audience of around 100 people to each event.
We use a targetted fb ad campaign to advertise the event, as well as listing it on dozens of ‘what’s on in Sydney’ websites for free.
Most of the attendees are non-vegans! These events are highly successful at educating about animal issues and inspiring people to become vegan and sign up to our 30 Vegan Challenge. We find that after hearing a short talk then the 100 min film, people are very keen to have a long chat and have a genuine readiness to learn and really appreciate the support and guidance that our members can provide in helping make kinder, greener, healthier choices! We have a terrific team of VEA members who help out at these events, with talking to the vegan-curious guests, answering their many questions and giving them encouragement and support in making the lifestyle transition.
So far at each event around 25% of non-vegan attendees sign up to our 30 Day Vegan Challenge on the night! For most attendees, these events are the FIRST time they have seriously examined their choices in relation to animals, our environment and their health.
VEA is a registered charity 16 773 529 032 – support our work by becoming a patron