Thank You for Your Support at Our Fundraiser Gala!
The 1st Annual VegMichigan Fundraiser Gala in Ann Arbor was a huge success! The board and staff at VegMichigan were truly touched that so many people value our work and came out to support our efforts. A great time was had by all as attendees enjoyed a lovely evening complete with delicious vegan appetizers, complementary drinks, music by the Event Jazz Trio, and lots of fun! Winners of the raffle took home gift cards to GreenSpace Cafe, Chive Kitchen, Hungry Harvest, Shimmy Shack, and Detroit Street Filling Station! The funds raised will enable us to promote the health, ethical, and environmental benefits of a vegan diet to a wider audience throughout Michigan.
Sign Up for SASHA Farm Holiday Workday on Dec. 15th
Join VegMichigan for a volunteer workday at SASHA Farm on Dec 15th to h elp out during the winter months when there are fewer volunteers . We will be working under the direction of Animal Caretaker, Brece Clark, from 11 am until 3 pm. At 3 pm VegMichigan will provide a free lunch to all volunteers. We will be serving vegan chili, mac & cheese, and other tasty dishes. Bundle up and sign up to help out! Please RSVP to .
Barn Sanctuary Founder to Speak at VegFest 2019
VegMichigan is proud to announce that Dan McKernan, Founder & Executive Director of Barn Sanctuary , is speaking at our 20th Annual VegFest. Barn Sanctuary is the newest farm animal sanctuary in Michigan dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and caring for farm animals. Barn Sanctuary works to educate the public about the horrific treatment of animals raised and slaughtered by modern day farm factories and advocates for a vegan diet. 
Make sure you check out our January newsletter for a major Hollywood celebrity VegFest speaker announcement and mark your calendars for April 28, 2019!
VegMichigan Events Around Town
Please join us at one of the many events we have planned this month. All are welcome! For details on the below events, click on those you are interested in and RSVP.

Sunday, December 2, 6pm - 8:30pm

Wednesday, December 5, 6pm - 8pm

Monday, December 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm         

Monday, December 10, 6pm - 8pm     

Thursday, December 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Sunday, December 16, 2:45pm

Monday, December 17, 6:30pm

Friday, December 21, 6pm - 8pm

If you'd like to receive monthly emails with more details about upcoming Dinner Clubs, please email to be added to the list.
VegMichigan is Hiring a Marketing Coordinator
This could be your dream job! VegMichigan is looking for someone full of positive energy with experience in marketing and social media to join our team. This person will also oversee the expansion of college outreach around the state of Michigan. If you think you might be the right person for the job and would like to learn more, please contact .
Making a Good VegMichigan Program Even Better
VegMichigan has worked with libraries for 10 years, putting up beautiful displays that promote the benefits of a vegan diet. VegMichigan will install displays in over 20 libraries this year alone and each display stays up for an entire month.Through feedback from librarians, the displays are popular and many people who see them are interested in learning more about vegan eating. VegMichigan will begin adding a presentation and free vegan food tasting at the end of each month geared toward the veg-curious who saw our display and wanted to learn more. Thanks to your membership support and donations, VegMichigan will be able to offer these presentations and vegan food tastings free of charge.
Introducing Our New Board Member
Sarah Chouinard has lived in Michigan for 8 years, originally raised on the East Coast. Sarah is the new organizer of the VegAnnArbor Meetup group sponsored by VegMichigan and will host monthly dinners and events in the Ann Arbor area. Sarah has been a longtime vegetarian and transitioned to a vegan diet several years ago. She has a background in biology, philosophy, and business and her love for animals has brought the three together as she strives to promote a plant-based lifestyle. We are happy that Sarah chose to bring her talents to the board of VegMichigan. Welcome Aboard!
Holiday Discount for VegMichigan Supporters
A VegFest sponsor and supporter of VegMichigan, Rustic MAKA is a family-owned natural deodorants and body care company located right here in Metro Detroit. The products are Michigan-made using sustainable plant-based ingredients and absolutely no animal testing, making the products both vegan and cruelty-free. Now through December 16, Rustic MAKA is offering VegMichigan supporters a 20% discount on products just in time for the holidays! Simply visit Rustic MAKA's website and use code SHOP20 to receive 20% off store-wide.
Membership Drive Winner
Congratulations and thank you to Amy DeBruyn, who won our November Membership Drive raffle! She will receive a VegMichigan T-shirt and bumper sticker for helping to recruit a new VegMichigan member! If you know someone who would like to join, please refer them to our Membership Page or contact .
Compassionate Holidays
Our annual "Thanksliving" Potluck Dinner tradition continued at a new location last month, giving the more than 70 attendees the opportunity to enjoy a vegan Thanksgiving feast with like-minded people, where all could be thankful, including the animals who were not on our plates. We feasted on roasted veggies, homemade mac 'n cheese, dozens of dishes from attendees, and a plethora of vegan desserts!

As we head into the holiday season filled with celebrations with family and friends, be sure to spread the joy with tasty vegan food. The Compassionate Holidays website   is your one stop shop for everything you need to know, including great recipes and tips for surviving the holidays! And if you're traveling this holiday season, check out this New York Times article to find out how easy it is to dine and shop vegan no matter where you are.
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Happy Holidays from VegMichigan
We thank you for your generous support this year and look forward to bringing you many more events and ways to get involved in the new year. Wishing you and yours a healthy and happy holiday season!
VegMichigan is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization focused on promoting the health, environmental, and ethical benefits of a vegan diet. We work to educate the public by offering a wide range of activities for learning and socializing.