Sunday, October 25, 2009

Trick or Treat with the Clay Nation

Trick or Treat for NIP

Clay Nation Organizes Campaign

"Trick or Treat for the National Inclusion Project" has been adopted by Clay Aiken fans as a plan to compete with larger, international charities and maximize donations in the ongoing America's Giving Challenge on Facebook.

Setting specific dates to give will, hopefully, move the Project back into the money in two ways: (a) winning the $1,000 daily award for the 24-hour period on Oct. 30 and 31 and (b) boosting unique donation totals so the cause will place among the top seven.

When the month-long America's Giving Challenge concludes at 3 p.m. EST Nov. 6, overall awards will be distributed according to these guidelines:

  • $50,000 to the cause with the highest number of unique daily donations over the 30 days of the Challenge.
  • $25,000 to the cause with the second highest number of unique daily donations over the 30 days of the
  • $10,000 to the next five causes (3-7) with the highest number of unique daily donations over the 30 days of the Challenge.

The Clay Nation hopes to inspire several hundred unique donations for the 24-hour gift-giving time periods (3 p.m. - 2:59 p.m.) on Oct. 30 and 31. AGC counts one donation per person per day with the minimum gift set at $10.

The National Inclusion Project is currently #12 in total donations on the Overall Challenge leader board and needs to move up to #7 to receive a $10,000 award, the funding required for one "Let's All Play" summer camp.

Daily awards are logged for the top two charities within each 24-hour period. The National Inclusion Project won the $1,000 prize on Oct. 7 and $500 runner-up money on Oct. 11.

Clickable art by LovesClaysVoice

All donations will aid the foundation. Encourage your friends and family members to become involved in the cause for inclusion with informative emails. Using the above graphics by LovesClaysVoice, post links, info, and blogs about the AGC at Facebook and other web sites.

Links to the following montages will help explain the foundation's mission and accomplishments to your contacts outside the CA fandom:
Power of the Dream by LCV, National Inclusion Project by SueReu, What It's All About, Clay's speech at the 2008 Gala, posted by Wowzers4Clay, and Champions Gala 2009 by SueRue.

The "Trick or Treat for NIP" project is being announced throughout Clay Cyberspace today. Share your recruiting techniques, successes, questions in blog comments and posts on Clay Aiken message boards.

Together we can make a difference!

Deck the Halls for Inclusion

Support the National Inclusion Project's mission of inclusion for children of ALL abilities while decorating homes and offices with beautiful, handmade Rockdale wreaths and other natural items this holiday season! Wreaths also make wonderful gifts for family and friends.

During "Deck the Halls for Inclusion," the Project will receive $9 for individual orders and $13 per item for bulk orders (eight or more wreaths shipped to a single address). Bulk orders also save the purchaser $5 per wreath. Shipping and handling are already included in the purchase price.

Clickable Rockdale Wreath samplers

Purchases must be made from the Project's exclusive Rockdale store link in order for NIP to receive the funds. Deadline for Deck the Halls online purchases is Monday, Nov. 16.

The buyer may designate any participating Beta Alpha chapter to receive credit for purchases by including the chapter name in the comment space provided on the order page.

Fans have reported that taking wreath orders at their workplace is a snap. In past seasons, "Deck the Halls" adopted the slogan "You can help by purchasing a wreath or two or even ten this holiday season."

Inclusion works and is a gift worth giving. Together we can make a difference!

Have a wonderful week, Clay Nation!


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You can also read about these fundraisers in these blogs:

Clay-the Man

Clay Aiken News Network


LovesClaysVoice said...

Caro, thank you so much for spreading the word about Trick or Treat for the National Inclusion Project! The Clay Nation can do anything if we put our minds to it! It would be wonderful to land in the Top 7 charities and win more money for camps for the kids!!

SueReu said...

YAY!!! It's always great when the ClayNation comes together, and what better way than helping the National Inclusion Project!!!

Clay Aiken, Diane Bubel and the rest have worked hard to build an extremely worthwhile foundation. I'm mighty proud of them.

Thanks Caro for the information and blends!!

Ashes said...

Super Inclusion Project blog Caro!
You've said it all :)
My blog is big, bright and colourful--as usual, LOL.
I'm glad I have a link to yours right in the blog, Thanks!

Beanblossom said...

I love how the Claynation is coming together for this. Clay has truly created a wonderful organization for children - both with or without special challenges.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info and the nice job you did with this blog. Appreciate all U do to keep Us informed. Enjoy it all. Thanks, Donna in WI.

Anonymous said...

I have no doubt that Clay's fans will make this campaign their priority and as usual will come out on top!

Thank you so much for bringing awareness and support that help the National Inclusion Project attain their goals.



Thanks for the information of "Trick or Treat".

The National Inclusion Project is a good cause that deserves our support.


Anonymous said...

Hi Caro,

What wouldwe do without you spreading the word....Thank You again for keeping us posted.

Trick or Treat for NIP....Awesome Project.

Hope your feeling better.


Anonymous said...

Hi Caro. Thank you for sharing about what everyone is doing for inclusion for the kids. I love that they are doing this for making the world a better place.

I was able to catch up on the Gala too when reading your previous blog. Thank you again for keeping us all up to date with your blogs.

I love you bunches...


vitoclayadicta said...

Thanks you very much for the info. Helping National Inclusion project to win is helping children to be included in this society.

ImGranny said...

Thanks for the great blog and for spreading the word about the Trick or Treat for National Inclusion Project and the Deck the Halls for Inclusion project. Clay Aiken is an inspiration to many!

PaulaBear said...

Clay Aiken's fans never fail to step up to support a good cause! Thanks for the blog about Trick or Treat for the National Inclusion Project!