Thursday, November 04, 2010

Clay Aiken Montage Mirrors Miner Rescue in Chile


GRACE OF GOD - Visuals from the October rescue of the Chilean Miners are accompanied by Clay Aiken's "Grace of God" vocals in a montage by LovesClaysVoice. View video full screen at YouTube.

Trials, Tragedies, Triumphs

Montages Reflect Canvas of Life

Montages created by Clay Aiken fans reflect a broad canvas of life from natural disasters to the happiest of times -- trials, tragedies, and triumphs.

An excellent example is the opening video by LovesClaysVoice in which October's successful rescue of the Chilean miners is accompanied by the singer's "Grace of God" track from the On My Way Here album.

Aspiegirl's montage set to "As Long As We're Here," a special OMWH track to fans and singer alike, weaves images from various avenues of life, including Clay's travels as a UNICEF Ambassador and his charitable work through the National Inclusion Project.


As Long As We're Here - Montage by Aspiegirl
Video can be viewed full screen at YouTube.

SueReu's named her montage about Clay's UNICEF trips to Uganda, Indonesia, and Afghanistan "See What Love Has Done." The video is accompanied by the UNICEF Ambassador singing "Ashes" from his OMWH album.


See What Love Has Done - Montage by SueReu
Video with Clay singing "Ashes" can be viewed at YouTube.

What suggestions would you add for a list of Clay Aiken montages reflecting life's trials and triumphs? Find a gracious block of time, cruise through YouTube, and post your favorites in the comments below.

Hopefully, there will be a long list right here on your return visit!


Vote 3 ways daily to expand inclusive programs for all children.

NIP Sets November Goal of $50k

The National Inclusion Project is competing in the $50,000 category of November's Pepsi Refresh Challenge and needs the creativity of its supporters to attain a top 10 winning spot.

Help spread the word so we can bring Let's ALL Play training to more programs across the nation and open doors for ALL children to participate in all that life has to offer!

Vote Three Ways Daily


1. Go to the National Inclusion Project page on the Pepsi site.
2. Click "Vote for this idea."
3. You will be prompted to sign-in. Log-in with your email address. (If you haven't already, you can register very easily.)
4. Click "Vote for This Idea" again. (This is very important!)
5. You will know you voted when you see the "Votes Left Today" change to 9.
6. You can then log back out and log-in with Facebook if you have it and vote again.
7. You can also text the numbers 102308 to Pepsi (73774).
8. Share your vote on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, message boards, asking others to do the same.


Cap links to NIP Widget

Widget, Phone Apps Aid Project

The NIP Voting Widget created and updated nightly by Scarlett provides eight lists of NIP alliances and partners carefully cultivated during the past two months. Be sure to leave a message in each charity's comment section that the NIP voted for them.

Next on Scarlett's list are mobile apps (NIP and partners) for smart phone owners. Meanwhile, the Inclusion Project has posted a Pepsi App download for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. That's one more way to vote!

Organizations the NIP supported in previous months are still voting for the foundation in November. One such charity is EPI Awareness, which left this comment on the NIP-Pepsi page Thursday:
No longer a participant but back to support you as you supported us in October and helped us become a finalist in the 5K. EPI Awareness sending our vote.

I have asked family, friends, music students/parents to help the National Inclusion Project secure one of 10 $50,000 Pepsi grants in November. Erica, an 8th grade violinist, informed me at her lesson Thursday that she has set the alarm on her phone to text her vote daily.

Is she ever on track for an "A+" from this teacher?

Enlist Assistance from Others

1. Home Page Splash: Check out all the ways you can vote by visiting the Inclusion Project home page.
2. Daily Reminders: Tell people to sign up to receive a daily email reminder and become eligible to win a free iPad if the NIP finishes in the top 10 and wins $50,000! Register at NIP/Pepsi.
3. Facebook/Twitter Updates: Join the NIP on Facebook and Twitter!
4. Share voting information via email, on school/business websites, message boards, blogs.
5. Sponsor a live event, large or small? Hold a group text by asking the attendees to turn their cell phone sounds on and walk them through sending a text together. When Pepsi texts back, the feedback will be amazing!
6. Download a text flier to hand to everyone you meet. Use this link -- Pepsi Text Flier -- for a page of fliers like the one below.

Be creative in enlisting daily voting assistance for the Inclusion Project's campaign for $50k grant. Make sure every eligible account (email, Facebook, mobile phone) in your household/family is being utilized daily.

Share your ideas in blog comments and on message boards. Here's to the
third time being the charm!

Have a great weekend, Clay Nation!


Caro

12 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow...what beautiful montages! There is such much thought and feeling that is put into each of these montages that they leave you breathless.

You definitely need to be hired by the NIP Caro as a campaign manager. You are relentless in your pursuit of achieving the Pepsi Challenge! Love the story of your violin student - "A+".

Have a great weekend! University football playoff game for us this weekend. Son's team finished first place in the regular season and now play their first semi-final. Wish us luck!

Sandy

Anonymous said...

Hi Caro. So cute to read of your student who is helping NIP. Thanks so much for sharing and for all you do. I agree with Sandy that you should be a campaign manager for NIP because you do so much to raise awareness.

Love you Caro. (your tardy 45yr old student. heee) Kathy/Aspiegirl

MissSally said...

Add me to the growing list of people who think you should be the campaign manager for NIP. Your steadfast, passionate advocacy for this worthy cause is amazing. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that NIP finishes in the top 10 this month.

Kudos to our talented montage makers, for their beautiful and inspiring creations.

LovesClaysVoice said...

Thank you Caro for everything you have done to help the NIP with the Pepsi Challenge! I am hoping we can finish in the top 10 this month! That would be wonderful!

Thanks for including my montage in with Sue's and Aspiegirl's! They are such talented montage makers and their videos are very inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Hi Caro,

I agree with Sandy, so add me to the list... "You definitely need to be hired by the NIP Caro as a campaign manager." You have done an AMAZING job.

I love all three montages, by such talended fans....and we all benefit from their talent.

Have a restful weekend Caro....

Hugs,
Marlyne

ImGranny said...

LOVE the montages! Thank you for sharing!

I agree that you are working very hard and are doing a wonderful job for the Pepsi Challenge. It would be great if NIP would finish in the top 10 this month. I hope we all do what we can to help make this happen.

jbc4clay said...

I love those montages. Clay has some very talented fans and Clay has an amazing voice.
I am also keeping my fingers crossed that NIP finishes in the top 10 this month.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Caro. Thanks so much for the great blog! Hoping we can get those votes in for the NIP!!!

Looking forward to grandkids photos of Halloween!

have a great weekend.
Sharrie

anaturegirl said...

Caro, you make it so easy to vote for NIP and the alliances.Thanks. got all my votes in today. Plus the 5 from my family for NIP.

anaturegirl said...

Caro, you make it so easy to vote for NIP and the alliances.Thanks. got all my votes in today. Plus the 5 from my family for NIP.

anaturegirl said...

Good morning Caro. Just letting you know I got my votes in for National Inclusion Project and voting Partners. Yay, for the extra hour today.

anaturegirl said...

Good morning Caro. Just letting you know I got my votes in for National Inclusion Project and voting Partners. Yay, for the extra hour today.