Planet. Animals. Health. Community. Action.
These are the reasons teens join Veg Student Alliance (VSA), and we need your help.
VSA provides a supportive, non-judgmental program for plant-forward teens and their veg-friendly friends to get together, share their experiences, learn, and lead.
Veg diets are on the rise, but are still not mainstream and plant-forward teens need a place where they feel welcome, supported, and understood.
At our weekly virtual meetings, our members hear from guest speakers, learn communication skills, build community, lead events and outreach activities, and cook plant-based recipes.
Our program is offered AT NO COST and is open to teens from all backgrounds, ages 13-18, in the United States and Canada.
We need your help to expand our virtual program to as many teens as possible and to extend our outreach to include in-person chapters.
So far, our members have . . .
- Built a community with other veg students
- Found their voice on a topic that matters to them
- Learned more about the benefits of plant-based diets for health, the environment, and animals
- Hosted a virtual documentary screening for 30 guests, followed by a lively Q&A with the film's award-winning director, Liz Marshall, and the human star of the show, renowned photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur
- Explored healthful eating practices with a registered dietitian in Toronto and a plant-based doctor in San Francisco
- Cooked creamy and delicious plant-based mac 'n' cheese with guest chef, Kelly Kerr
- and so much more . . .
And we're JUST GETTING STARTED.
To learn more about VSA, please visit our website or check us out on social media.
Please share with friends and family who may be interested in donating or joining VSA!
We are a registered 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax-deductible (for U.S. residents). Our EIN number is 85-3164155.
Read on for a special thank you message . . .
We're excited to share our appreciation for your gift with special treats from our generous in-kind supporters. A full list of in-kind donors and links to their websites can be found on our website.
We are grateful for donations from anyone, but unfortunately, we are only able to ship appreciations to donors in the United States. Thank you for your understanding.
Each U.S. donation in the following amounts will receive the corresponding items (while supplies last).
$1 - $24: Our gratitude and a social media shoutout!
$25 - $49: Crunchsters snack, Glee Gum or Tarts, and Primal Spirit Vegan Jerky; estimated total value of $6 - (to first 24 donors in this category)
$50 - $74: Sjaak's candy bar or Go Macro bar AND Lavva $1.00 off coupon (while supplies last) and Brave Robot free product or BOGO coupon AND a free product coupon for one of the following: RollinGreens, Good Karma, Free2b, or Hillary's; estimated total value of $15 - (to first 30 donors in this category)
$75 - $99: Sjaak's candy bar, 3.5 oz bottle of Parma! Cheese, Tofurky free product coupon, and Forager Project free product coupon; estimated total value of $30 - (to first 15 donors in this category)
$100 - $149: Sjaak’s and Go Max Go candy bars (1 of each), free product coupons for Forager Project, Free2b, and Hillary’s, and Desert Essence Lip Balm or Toothpicks AND handmade Classic Cork bracelet by Vermont artisan Elisabetta Studio (first 4 donors) OR handmade artwork from Massachussetts artisan Vegan Woodworking and Forager Project swag (donors 5 to 10) OR Forager Project, Lesser Evil, and/or Tofurky swag (donors 11 to 15); estimated total value of $50 - (to first 15 donors in this category)
$150 and above: Go Max Go candy bar, Brave Robot BOGO coupon PLUS one of the following appreciation baskets of your choice while supplies last: Mad Hippie Gift Bag OR handmade artwork from Massachusetts artisan Vegan Woodworking OR Desert Essence gift set; each valued at $75 or more - (to first 8 donors in this category)
The first 12 donors ($25 or more) in New Hampshire will receive two Health-Ade Booch Pops, one 12-oz nutpods Dairy-free French vanilla creamer, and treats from Lesser Evil Foods (while supplies last). These will be hand-delivered by a VSA representative.
The first 5 donors ($25 or more) in Toronto will receive a gift for a dozen cookies from The VeganAbler Collective.
The 50th donor gets a $50 Vegan Essentials gift card
The first 75 donors in any category $25 and over will receive a 20% off RISE Brewing Co. coupon.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To ensure you receive your gift for donating, please be sure to check back for a message requesting your physical address. We will start shipping donation appreciations on June 1st. Donations at a level for which have run out of appreciation items, will be eligible for the next lower tier while supplies last. Thank you!!