Monday, November 2, 2009

Donations still needed!

Friends of Farm Sanctuary,

This year's San Francisco Walk for Farm Animals was a huge success. We are in the process of totaling up our final numbers and it looks as though we are short of matching last year's total. There's still time to accept donations via your Firstgiving page.

In fact, if everyone who walked with us on Oct. 24th collects just an additional $20 each in donations, we will have
exceeded last year's fund-raising efforts.

That said, I have a request of you. Can you help us help Farm Sanctuary by raising an additional $20 in donations by November 16th? You have two full weeks and that's just over a $1 a day!

Together, we can do this and help make it a landmark fund-raising year for the animals!

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Karine Brighten
Walk For Farm Animals
Coordinator, San Francisco Walk
Saturday Oct 24th, 2009

Please consider making a donation to:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The walk is just around the corner!!!

Dear 2009 Walkers,

I am so excited for the Walk for Farm Animals this Saturday! It promises to be an afternoon filled with fun, yummy food samples and amazing prizes. Everyone will be going home with a gift bag thanks to all of our generous sponsors.

I encourage everyone to try to get as many donations as they can before Saturday. Keep in mind there will be fantastic prizes for the top fundraisers!

The event will be taking place at Ferry Park Plaza, which is North of Justin Herman Plaza, right behind the fountains.

Here is the schedule for the day:

Registration, silent auction and free vegan food samples


Guest speakers Joyce Tischler and Christopher D. Cook


Award ceremony for top fundraisers and silent auction winners


The Walk (the Walk will start and finish at the Ferry Park Plaza totalling 2.9 miles, approximately 49 minutes)


Here is the route we will be taking:,+San+Francisco,+CA+94108-4901+(Union+Square+Park)+to:Embarcadero+%26+Market+St.,+San+Francisco,+CA+94111+(Ferry+Building+Marketplace)+to:The+Embarcadero+%26+Washington+St,+San+Francisco,+California+94105&hl=en&geocode=FfK4QAIdZl-0-A%3BFfeYQAIdoDW0-CFOTE4Edo84nw%3BFZS1QAIdhm20-CHsoAgixumPpw%3BFYq7QAIdkGW0-CkXdOMtZ4CFgDGthZS2cYYZLQ&mra=pe&mrcr=2&dirflg=w&sll=37.79232,-122.400365&sspn=0.025198,0.03077&ie=UTF8&z=15

A few words regarding the silent auction;

Please make sure you bring cash! The auction will be closing at 1pm sharp. Winners will be announced after the presentations. If yours was a winning bid, please stop by the table after the walk to pay for and claim your prize.

It is not too late to bring a friend to the event. They can register Saturday for $20.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

I look forward to meeting all of you on Saturday.

**I am looking for a couple of volunteers to help me on the day of the walk. If you are interested, please email me as soon as possible.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Sponsors and partners as of October 3rd

(In alphabetical order)

  • Action for Animals
  • Arsenal
  • Aviva Photographer
  • Betes Noires Chocolates
  • Compassionate Cook
  • Daily Acts
  • Daughter Earth
  • David Rio
  • Dharma's Restaurant
  • DMCjewelry
  • Earth Island / Follow Your Heart
  • Eat in the Raw
  • FunkyDoorYoga
  • Ginkgo Photography
  • Global Vegan Kitchen
  • Go Max Go Foods
  • Hair Fix
  • Howard Lyman
  • Karine Brighten Events
  • Kitty Gallery
  • Lori Stanton
  • Lush
  • Millennium
  • Nu-tru
  • Organic Ville Foods
  • Pangea Vegan Products
  • RabbitEars
  • Samovar Tea Lounge
  • San Francisco Vegetarian Society
  • Sjaak's Organic Chocolates
  • STUDIO 12
  • Sugar Beat Sweets
  • Tom Bihn
  • Truth
  • Turtle Island Foods
  • V-Dog Food
  • Vegan Soap Kitchen
  • Veganessentials
  • VegNews
  • Yoga Tree

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Goodie bags!!

I am happy to announce that everyone will be going home with a goodie bag thanks to our sponsors!!! :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Silent auction - day of event

I have decided to hold a silent auction the day of the event instead of a raffle draw! All proceeds will of course be going to Farm Sanctuary, and will also got towards costs associated to the event.

There will be a special table set-up with all the prizes on display, and sheets where you can write your name and your bid. If you win a bid, you will be going home with the prize, so make sure you bring cash with you :)

Here is a list of some of the things that will be auctioned off:
  • Unlimited monthly yoga passes (Funky Door Yoga, Yoga Tree)
  • Gift certificates to several restaurants
  • Cookbooks (by Sarah Kramer, Robin Robertson)
  • Purse from Kitty Gallery
  • Nu-tru products
  • Daily Acts tour passes
  • Belts from Truth
  • Lush gift basket
  • Soaps from Vegan Soap Kitchen
and much much more!!!

Let me know if you have any questions


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Updated! Location confirmed + special guests

Here is some updated info on the event:

We will be gathering at the Ferry Park Plaza!!

It is North of the Justin Hermam Plaza, at the foot of Market Street and right behind the Vallicourt Fountain in Justin Herman Plaza.

Here is the schedule for the day:

Registration, giving out food samples, bidding on silent auction

12:00-1:00 pm


1:00-1:45 pm

Awarding prizes

1:45-2:00 pm



I am very excited to announce that Joyce Tischler (the founder of ALDF) will be one of our speakers! More special guests TBA.

We have lots of amazing prizes that we will be awarding, and we will also have a silent auction (so bring some cash!).

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing you all


Saturday, September 19, 2009

2 more sponsors have joined us!

Lush and Hair Fix have just joined the list of sponsors.

We are now up to 30 sponsors/partners!!!

I am so excited for this event!

Please continue to spread the word.

Our location and exact time will be announced by mid-next week, promise :)

Stay tuned