We’ve been fully embracing some really interesting happenings here at Veggie Rebellion. There have been good things and amazing people gracing us on a daily basis, connections being made, eyes and hearts opening, and so much more. We’ve made friends with fellow businesses, met some new friends, and lent helping hands to those in our community in need. The VR Staff has been incredibly fortunate.
That’s not to say there hasn’t been challenges. As with any new venture, things can be incredibly stressful, finances tight, and changes needing to be made. We have experienced all of these things and more. However, we take every day as it comes, and do the very best we can for our community.
With that being said, one new partnership that we are quite proud of is working with a non-profit organization here in Arizona to deliver books on practical philosophy, art, yoga and meditation, as well as veganism to people who are incarcerated. The Prisoners Literature Project and Dharma Action are determined to get these materials into the hands of those that need it. We are accepting donations here at the store, and will be offering a 5% discount for those who donate.
In addition to that, we are going to start a fun construction project in the coming days to install a sweet patio behind our store. We are one of the few businesses that have our own private outdoor space. This space is going to be the setting for many events in the coming months. We’ve been eagerly awaiting the installation, and it’s getting closer by the minute. The first order event on our new patio is going to be a members-only party. For more details on how to become a member of the Souse Vegan Social Club, please check out our website.
We are trudging along this summer, and the heat is definitely a challenge that we endure year after year. These heat related challenges are particularly true for a small grocery store like us, since we’re not in the East Valley, and our friends from the East are less likely to come out and support us when there are many places they can shop along the way. VR hopes to attract these folks back because we’ve got the products that many other retailers don’t, thanks to some amazing partnerships that we’ve created with brands everyone love. But beyond the stuff you can walk away with from Veggie Rebellion, you’ll get friendly service and a safe place to ask any burning questions you may have about products or veganism in general. Not only that, you’ll be supporting a small, exclusively vegan, local business that has been able to employ several people because of how many people have come out to support us already this year. We are truly grateful for all your love and support through the trials and excitement of this wacky adventure.
We’re all in this together and we hope that you’ll come support us throughout the warmer months so we can still be here for you in the cooler ones.
Thanks for reading and hope to see you soon!
The VR Team