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Dec. in MD: COK hosting Vegan Food Drive

Compassion Over Killing is hosting a Vegan Food Drive during the month of December to support the DC chapter of Chilis on Wheels! Chilis on Wheels makes veganism accessible to communities in need through meal shares, food demos, clothing drives, & mentorship. Please support this initiative by dropping off non-perishable, vegan food items & gift cards at COK Headquarters during our open hours, Monday through Friday from 9:30am-5:30pm. Please note that we will be closed on 12/24 & 12/25 and cannot accept donations on these days. To make special arrangements for donation drop-offs, please contact cmarks@cok.net. Thank you for supporting compassion!

WHEN: Weekdays During the month of December
6930 Carroll Ave Suite 910
Takoma Park, MD 20912
DETAILS: Click here

Dec. 15 in MD: COK’s Holiday Party – Celebrate Compassion &  CommUNITY!  

Join us for a special celebration of compassion, community, and comedy! Laugh it up with comedian Lee Camp (host, Redacted Tonight), enjoy an inspiring talk by COK’s Erica Meier, indulge in delicious vegan food from NuVegan, Field Roast, Vegan Treats, and Tofurky, and more.

Plus, bid in our silent auction for Washington Capitals tickets, art by Dana Ellyn, a stay at all-vegan The Stanford Inn by the Sea, and many other exciting items!

WHEN: Saturday, December 15 at 7pm
WHERE: Silver Spring Civic Center
1 Veterans Pl.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
TICKETS: Purchase in advance
VOLUNTEER:  Sign up now
SHARE:  Invite friends

*Purchase your tickets in advance to save $25 and get a limited-edition bottle of Dr. Bronner’s “End Factory Farming” soap at the event!


Dec. 18 in DC: Volunteer with TryVeg.com at Drew Elementary School’s December Joyful Food Market

TryVeg.com, a program of Compassion Over Killing, has “adopted” the Joyful Food Market at Drew Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year! Joyful Markets are pop-up markets that provide FREE food & healthy food education at schools in Wards 7 & 8 of the District. As part of this partnership with Joyful Food Markets, the COK team must secure a team of reliable volunteers to help us pass out food, organize the educational food table, and provide general support to ensure that the market runs smoothly each month. We need volunteers from 2:15pm-5:45pm and the market time is from 3:15pm to 4:45pm. Please join us at this monthly market to share compassion and good food with the Drew ES community!

WHEN: Tues., Dec. 18, 2018  2:15pm-5:45pm
WHERE: Drew Elementary School
5600 Eads St NE
Washington, DC 20019
VOLUNTEER: Sign up now


Jan. 6th in VA: Dominion Screening

Compassion Over Killing is hosting a free screening of the new documentary Dominion in Northern Virginia. Dominion exposes the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden & handheld cameras. The feature-length film explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom. Bring all your pre-vegan friends and enjoy some free vegan pizza!

WHEN: Sunday, January 6th 1-3:30pm
WHERE: Falls Church Community Center
223 Little Falls St
Falls Church, VA 22046


Jan. 12 & 13 in DC: COK at the NBC4 and Telemundo Washington Health and Fitness Expo 

Join us for this annual free event, which draws in thousands of people eager to learn more about healthy living! We’ll be distributing vegan recipes and other pro-veg materials along with free food samples, and we’ll be engaging with the crowd to talk about how plant-based is easy, delicious, and the best way to protect our health, the planet and animals.

WHEN: Saturday, January 12 – 9:00am to 5:00pm & Sunday, January 13 – 9:00am to 4:00p
WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Halls B & C
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington DC 20001
METRO Mt. Vernon Sq Station on yellow/green lines
VOLUNTEER:  Sign up now