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INVEST IN THE V TEAM TOUR LAUNCH ~ WINTER 2017

V is for Vegan. V is for Van. V is for Peace.

 

~Car Mechanic ~Handy Human ~Web Developer

~Community Connections ~Knowledge of Van Life ~Expertise in Podcasting

~Community Connections ~Knowledge of Van Life ~Expertise in Podcasting

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~$800 radiator, windshield, ac ~$800 solar electricity ~$700 van kitchenette, etc

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~Router ~Wood ~Potty ~Sink ~Professional Microphone ~Computer

 

 

 

 

 


WHY A TOUR?

Two years ago, on the first snow of a brutally cold winter, on Thanksgiving Day, I held my four year old boy’s hand and together we walked the streets of New York City and handed out 15 vegan meals to people that were going through homelessness. Our lives changed that day, as we realized how much there was still to do in both the homeless and vegan communities. 

Now, we distribute around 800 meals a month, along with clothing drives, personal-care packages, workshops on growing your own food and being vegan on a budget, we leaflet, talk and mentor the greater community on veganism, we engage youth in participating in the community and give them positions of leadership within the organization, we have different chapters in various cities also providing meals to people that are hungry. And, now more than ever, we know there is still so much more to do!

Staying true to the organic nature of our founding, our next phase emerged a few months ago when we purchased a van. In this van we see an opportunity to connect and feed those that are suffering with those doing much needed work in vegan communities, all over the US not just New York City.


WINTER 2017 LAUNCH

We are focusing our efforts this winter on getting the van ready to drive across country. The van needs a lot of help, almost $4000 worth of repairs and updates to make it livable. Can you invest your skills? Your time?Any resources or money?

    • New radiator
    • Fix windshield
    • Update air conditioner
    • Solar Panel Kit
    • 2 Batteries
    • Heater
    • Kitchen fixtures (fridge, sink, stove)
    • Workstation & recording studio
    • Cabinets for clothes
    • Potty
    • Router/Wifi
    • Emergency repair fund
    • Gas fund
    • Food for Distribution for 4 weeks
    • Signage
    • Obtain Car Insurance

Can you invest in our launch?

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~Community Connections ~Knowledge of Van Life ~Expertise in Podcasting

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SPRING OF 2017 TOUR & BEYOND

V is for Vegan. V is for Van. V is for Peace.

Starting in Spring of 2017 our family will tour the US for a year (or more). 

Our goals are to: 

      • Highlight homelessness
      • Provide vegan food to people in need of a warm meal
      • Speak to communities about veganism
      • Connect with individuals and groups making a difference in their communities
      • And, create a subscription multi-media project to help spread the word and fund the project

Specifically we will be:

      • Visiting our Chili’s On Wheel’s chapters in other cities and infuse the ones that are dwindling with new energy
      • Visiting new cities to help create new Chili’s on Wheel’s chapters
      • Distributing vegan food to everyone that needs a meal as we encounter them on the road
      • Connecting those that strive for change with those in the vegan community so that new paths and new alliances can be built
      • Talking about veganism and compassion and solidarity and community building with everyone that is willing to listen: schools, churches, community centers
      • Telling stories through a multi-media project

Our monthly costs will be a little less than $1000 for basic needs, food to feed homeless, insurance, gas and wifi. We’ll be launching a small Patreon campaign and creating a subscription for the multi-media stories to fund these small expenses. Stay tuned to our newsletter for how you can support and participate in the tour.

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