At press time, VivaVegie has received the equivalent of twenty pledges of $50 each to get the 1996 edition of 101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian printed. Aside from 2 anonymous contributions, the following people have pledged:
>>Bill Allen of Cedar Grove, NJ,
>>Eddy Bikales and Ellen Butler of New York City,
>>Greg Christopher (SanFrancisco's EarthSave webmaster--email: stork@ best.com),
>>Craig and Cherie Cline of Salem, OR,
>>Craig Filipacchi and Nadine Miral of Earthbase in New York City, the environmental and animal rights archive service (and the people with the Internet home page that The VivaVegie Society is on),
>>Marge Folino of Littleton, CO
>>Manny Goldman of Jersey City, NJ, resident cinophile for Satya Magazine
>>Leon Gruenbaum of New York City,
>>Joni Lee Heleotis of Wanamassa, NJ (who dedicated her 101 Reasons pledge to her loving father and beloved cat who both passed away in 1995),
>>Garland M. Jones of Hunt Valley, MD,
>>Richard Schwartz of Staten Island, NY, one of The VivaVine's editorial consultants and author of Judaism and Vegetarianism,
>>Jean Thaler of Brooklyn, NY, director and founder of Big Apple Vegetarians,
>>Donna E. Waldman of Baltimore, MD,
>>Seth Wilpan of New York City,
>>and (alphabetically) last, but definitely not least, Joan Zacharias of Brooklyn, NY, advertising director of The VivaVine.
Profound thanks to all of these people who demonstratively believe in the concept of 101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian--as well as the facts therein. Due to this wonderful outpouring of support, I am already making arrangements with the printer--sooner than I had expected!
The next edition of The VivaVine will not be out again until the Sept./Oct., 1996 issue.