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.
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.
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!
CaroTECHNORATI TAGS: Clay Aiken, National Inclusion Project, Trick or Treat for Inclusion, America's Giving Challenge, Deck the Halls for Inclusion, Rockdale Wreaths, Clayonline, Clay Nation You can also read about these fundraisers in these blogs: