Veganism and “Flourishing”

We all must keep moving forward. Of course, by nature we all seem to need hope in order to keep moving forward so how do we get there when there seems to be no hope? Or when it is just too much of a luxury? I know I can’t do it without finding a better way of approach than my pendulum swing between extremes.

Grass Roots and Hometown Hearts

As we prepare to welcome Give Local York 2019, let’s take a moment to reflect on just what it means to channel your efforts at Home. For most of us, the idea of charitable giving is second nature. Many national and international organizations thrive off of the generosity of donors, and it is this financial… Read more »

An Open Letter to My Partner

Dear Cory, You did not sign up for my veganism. Like most people on Earth, or at least in the United States, I always considered myself an animal lover. You’d see me quickly mute the ASPCA’s television commercials, lest I start weeping for all of the cats and dogs abandoned in the cold. You’d also… Read more »

Tips for Enjoying the Holidays as a Vegan

The start of the holiday season in early November gets me feeling warm and fuzzy inside, but it also brings about an uncomfortable sensation in the pit of my stomach knowing about the plight of animals. I have wonderful memories of my childhood and young adult years spending time with family and friends, and eating… Read more »

York City Mayor Tries Out a Plant-Based Diet

A couple weeks ago, we challenged the Mayor of York City, Michael Helfrich, to go vegan for a week to help us kick off Harvest Vegfest York. He happily accepted the challenge and he was kind enough to take some time to answer our questions about his experience…   John Beck, Director with the Animal… Read more »

Vegan Challenge: A Participant’s Journey

As a graduate of Animal Advocates of South Central PA’s May 2018 Vegan Challenge, I can assure you that there is plenty of support and accountability available for anyone interested in saying “goodbye” to animal products, and “hello” to compassionate living. Whether your reason is ethics, environmental, health, or even if you’re just curious about… Read more »

Animal Advocates: Our first year as a nonprofit!

2017 was an intense year for us at the Animal Advocates of South Central PA. We started the year off learning that our Lush Charity Pot grant had been approved. We worked on the grant during the last few months of 2016 and submitted it in the middle of December. The news was amazing, and… Read more »