Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Aiken Fans Support Inclusion

HALLOWEEN REMINDER: First round of the two-day Trick or Treat donation drive for the National Inclusion Project through America's Giving Challenge began at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, and runs for 24 hours.

The second round starts at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, concluding at 2:59 p.m. Saturday.

Unique donations of $10 or more count towards daily and overall contest totals, for which there will be monetary awards for the top charities. (More info below)

2010 Clay Aiken Calendar

Fans Raise Funds for Inclusion

Besides current fundraising campaigns through special charity giveaways, this holiday season Clay Aiken fans will also participate in the annual Wrapping for Inclusion and Deck the Halls projects.

Many will order the 2010 calendar of photos by toni7babe assembled each year by Rosa Shurtz. All proceeds after costs go to the National Inclusion Project.

The lead photo above is the calendar cover, and these are double clickable samples for January, April, October, and December.

Cost of the calendar is $21 through Paypal or $20 by personal check. Interested persons should email Rosa -- rosash@comcast.net -- for further details. Use the email address for Paypal orders.

Order and print deadline is Nov. 15. Calendars will be shipped before Christmas.

I will always remember Susan Guinn (xxx4clay), who was in the hospital undergoing treatments this time last year, finally losing her battle with cancer in July.

Susan had inquired about a 2009 calendar before entering the hospital. I hoped a Clay Aiken calendar would benefit my friend and help her through some rough times, so I asked Rosa to send mine to West Virginia instead.

She did. A few days later a calendar arrived in my mailbox also. Help Rosa with her annual fundraising project for inclusion. She is very special ... and your wall will handsomely improve!

Wrapping for Inclusion raises funds as well as awareness for the work of the National Inclusion Project. As in past years, shoppers in malls and at various stores will have their gifts wrapped and learn about the work of the foundation.

If you are new to WFI and would like to volunteer, see Wrapping for Inclusion at the NIP website.

Mark Your Calendar

Set your clock and calendar for Friday and Saturday (Oct. 30 and 31), the designated days to make donations for the National Inclusion Project through the America's Giving Challenge on Facebook. Minimum for a unique donation is $10.

Donations for each 24-hour periods should begin at 3 p.m. Recruit others to support inclusion in this way. As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, donations for the National Inclusion Project totaled $10,105, enough to fund one "Let's All Play" summer camp.

Clickable by LovesClaysVoice

Through the Deck the Halls project, supporters raises money for inclusion and dectorate homes and offices with beautiful, handmade Rockdale wreaths. Order deadline is Nov. 16.

For more details about the America's Giving Challenge and Deck the Halls, including wreath samples, see the previous Carolina entry: Trick or Treat with the Clay Nation.

Clickable by Fountaindawg

Have a great week, Clay Nation!


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musicfan said...

Caro........thank you for all the news. The calendar looks wonderful. Clay has so many talented fans!!

I sure hope that there will be a lot of support for the Trick or Treat project.

As always, your blog is wonderful to visit.

Thanks, again!!

Ashes said...

How nice! Rosa's Clay Aiken calendar is lovely. It would make a super gift for yourself or your friends.

Thanks Caro :)

Anonymous said...

I have last year calendar and thought she did a great job and the pictures were wonderful

clayam said...

I sure hope that there will be a lot of support for the Trick or Treat project for the National Inclusion Project and I am sure Clay Aiken will be grateful if we can get the $10K for an additional camp.

Anonymous said...

The calendar looks great. Rosa did great and I am honored she chose to use my pics. She is a real sweetie!

Your blog as always is superb!


ImGranny said...

Thank you for the great blog with info on the various fund raisers. I'm going to order 2 of the Clay Aiken calendars. I write appointments and birthday reminders on my calendars, so I want one to use and one to keep!

Anonymous said...

OMHG that calendar ROCKS!!<3

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say Thank You so much to Caro for all her help with the info. She's amazing isn't she? Thanks to Toni7babe for her wonderful photos. It was a team effort and without all of your help and support, it would not be possible. I want to thank you all to everyone who puts their effort into helping to make a difference. you are all super Clay fans. I love you and appreciate you very much.

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Rosa and Sam, Excellent calendar!

Caro, thanks! I can always depend on your blog to entertain and inform me.

I miss Susan too.


LovesClaysVoice said...

Great calendar Caro! I'll take Mr. December! :)

I hope the Clay Nation comes through this weekend for the Trick or Trick for National Inclusion Project. It's such a great cause and it would be wonderful to win $10,000 for a camp!!!

fgs said...

Hearing about the Gala was so interesting, but the most impressive thing was hearing that Eunice Shriver's Kennedy foundation called the NIP's "Let's All Play" program "genius" and wants to use it as a model for their programs. NIP is doing something very right and hope we can earn that extra $10,000 for another camp.

Anonymous said...

Hi Caro,

Thank You Again.....for a very informative blog.

Rosa's calandar is wonderful and of course the photos are awesome!

Have a great day.


Ashes said...

Perfect update of Clay Aiken's entry Caro!
The next couple of days are for ClayNation to focus on the Trick or Treat challenge.
We can do it!!

PaulaBear said...

Gearing up to Trick or Treat for Clay Aiken and the National Inclusion Project!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. You do a awesome job! Think it is wonderful how supportive Clay fans are for so many things and ppl. Always feel good to be part of the fan group, Claymates!! Thanks for all the nice work U do. Donna in Wi.