VSDC 2020 Virtual Thanksgiving Celebration and Food/Supply Drive 


The Veg Society of DC (VSDC) Vegan Thanksgiving Celebration
continues with a special virtual event that will bring together vegans, vegetarians, and the veg-curious on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, at 7pm. We will also be holding a food drive on Nov. 21 - 25, for So Others Might Eat and the Humane Rescue Alliance.

The event will feature an insightful talk by Victoria Moran, titled:
"Vegan Self-Care: Contentment in the Time of COVID".

As Victoria says: Few of us reached adulthood without thinking that we did indeed, as the ancient Chinese blessing/curse would have it, "...live in interesting times." That's more applicable now that it's been at any point in our lives. While individual circumstances dictate the degree of difficulty we're experiencing, everyone is going through stress, uncertainty, and unsettling changes in our routines. In this Thanksgiving presentation, Victoria Moran (Main Street Vegan) will share suggestions for self-care, re-framing, personal growth, and vitality maintenance that we can use right now to mine some of the silver lining from inside this dark cloud, and use the resultant energy, positivism, and inner peace to further the vegan cause and be a source of healing for ourselves and all beings.

Victoria Moran is a vegan of 36 years and the Oprah-featured author of thirteen books including Main Street Vegan, Shelter for the Spirit, and Creating a Charmed Life. As part of an undergraduate program in comparative religions, she studied vegans in the UK in the early 1980s, resulting in her first book, Compassion the Ultimate Ethic. These days, Victoria hosts the Main Street Vegan Podcast and is founder and director of Main Street Vegan Academy, training and certifying Vegan Lifestyle Coaches and Educators. She is also the lead producer of the 2019 documentary, A Prayer for Compassion. A yoga practitioner since age seventeen, Victoria became a Registered Yoga Teacher during the time of COVID.

Sign up now to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with like-minded people who believe in a plant-strong, vegan diet and lifestyle.

You must register on the VSDC Meetup event page to get the link for the event. 
The final day to register for this event is Wednesday, November 25.

Food and Supply Drive Donations:
VSDC is continuing our tradition of collecting non-perishable items for the following organizations:

— The Humane Rescue Alliance protects animals, supports families, and advocates for positive change to create a world where all animals can thrive.

Needed items: 

The HRA does not accept:

  • Clothing (human or animal)
  • Bedsheets
  • Pillows
  • Down comforters
  • Newspaper
  • Stuffed memory foam dog beds or pillows
  • Standing cat trees or scratchersI 
  • Retractable leashes
  • Any harness other than Easy Walk® harnesses

— So Others May Eat (SOME) is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. 

Suggested items for SOME (all vegan - please do not bring any items containing meat, dairy, or eggs):
Peanut butter and other nut butters
Whole-grain crackers
Low-sugar cereal
Oatmeal
Pasta sauce and tomato sauce
Grains/quinoa
Nuts
Breakfast bars
Beans and lentils (dry or canned)
Canned vegetables (low-sodium)
Canned fruit (packed in water or juice)

VSDC will collect items for the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) and SOME’s food bank at the following six contactless drop-off locations:

Vienna/Wolf Trap area
Falls Church/Seven Corners 

SE Silver Spring
Columbia Heights/Petworth
Capitol Hill/Eastern Market
Upper Northwest DC

Email fooddrive@vsdc.org for the exact drop-off locations and hours, or if you have any questions. Please indicate which location would be most convenient for you. 

Drop-offs will be accepted from Saturday, November 21, until the evening of Wednesday, November 25th. 

VSDC looks forward to spending Thanksgiving with you again this year!


  


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