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Vegan Businesses Raise Money for Farm Sanctuaries

Select vegan businesses will be donating 10 percent of sales to go toward a 100-mile biking fundraiser in support of three farm sanctuaries.

For the fourth year, Herbivore Clothing Company is organizing a 100-mile bike ride that aims to raise $20,000 for Project Hope in Mississippi, Out To Pasture in Oregon, and Chimp Sanctuary Northwest in Washington State. To help raise money for the ride, vegan businesses from the US and Canada will be donating 10 percent of their sales on Saturday, August 11, also known as Sanctuary Century 10% Fundraiser Day. Businesses currently signed up to donate include: Oak Barbershop, The Herbivore Clothing Company, Beary Organics, Food Fight Vegan Grocery, and Portobello Vegan Trattoria (all in Portland, OR); Frisch Compassionate Eatery and Union Street Eats in Salt Lake City; Rabbit Food Grocery in Austin; and Sarah’s Place in Victoria, BC.

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