In 1997, Frank and Mary Hoffman were discussing how they
could most affectively spread their message of compassionate
living for humans, animals, and the environment to as many
people as possible.
They decided to form The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman
Family Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt, charitable
organization, which insured the most prudent use of funds.
In January 1998, they began the
web site, which is dedicated to promoting cruelty-free living
through a vegetarian-vegan lifestyle according to Judeo-Christian
Their stated mission is, "Unconditional love and compassion
is the foundation of our peaceful means of accomplishing this
goal for all of Godís creatures, whether human or otherwise."
They are trying to reintroduce true unconditional love and
compassion for people, animals, and the environment in
religious institutions and to provide comfort to
compassionate people who have been "hurt" and/or turned away by these same
institutions who fail to live up to the scriptures they
The Hoffmans remember how happy they were when they
had 10 visitors to their web site per day! By the end of the
first year, the number of daily visitors had grown to 100.
The web site has continued to grow to the point that in the year
2002, they expect approximately one million visitors who will
generate about eight million "hits" to their more than 3,300
The busiest section of the web site is the on-line vegan
cookbook, which receives an average of 3,000
"hits" per day. Other sections of the web site
include animal rights articles, poetry, stories, spiritual
and inspirational writings, and extensive art and photo journals
which include Maryís watercolors.
They also host web sites for many non-profit grassroots
organizations, including Animalkind based in Hudson, New York;
The Catholic Study Circle for Animal Welfare based in Oxford,
England; The Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting based in New
Paltz, New York; World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week based
in Ohio, and the MHVS.org website.
This web site has something for everyone! Visit it at