Some great news reached us yesterday. We learned that Clay Aiken fans have the opportunity to raise some money for The National Inclusion Project. And………it doesn’t take more than about 2 minutes.
A small cookie company came up with the idea to help nonprofit organizations that are in need of some monetary help. The idea has generated a great deal of support as more that 100,000 fans have nominated their favorite charity for the Christy Cookies $25,000 Charity Giveaway. The Nashville-based cookie company is marking their 25th anniversary. They will select 12 charities with the most votes. They will share the cash prize.
More that 900 nonprofits and charitable organizations in all 50 states have received nominations since the giveaway contest began in August. Fans across the country can visit Christie’s Cookies through October 15th to vote.
The company is trying to keep The Top 50 most nominated charities listed on their site and will update as often as possible.
In an effort to thank loyal customers, Christie Cookies launched the $25,000 contest in response to decreased contributions to nonprofits during the past year. Sue O’Donnell is the executive vice president of Christie Cookies. She said:
“Our company guarantee is that Christie Cookies will put a smile on your face. In celebrating our 25th anniversary, our goal is to bring even more smiles – especially in these tough economic times -by helping organizations dearest to our customers.”
According to their website:
Christie Cookies began in a small apartment kitchen in Nashville and has grown to serve customers and corporations nationwide, normally processing 250 mail orders per hour and 900 per hour during the peak season. They ship approximately 250 mail orders boxes daily, up to 7,500 gift packages daily during the peak season. Christie Cookies contain no preservatives and are made using only the finest ingredients. Every batch of cookies is mixed by hand and cookies are baked fresh when ordered.
So, how do we help? Click on the link and select The National Inclusion Project from the drop-down list. Then, fill in the blanks and you have done your job. Nominations must be submitted on or before October 15, 2009. The winning charities will be announced in November, 2009. There is one vote per e-mail address so if you have more than one e-mail address, you can vote again.
The company has banners and picture that you can download to use on your MySpace or FaceBook page. Or……how about sending the information to your friends. I have lots of friends who would vote in this competition, especially since it is for such a worthy cause.
It always feels so good to do something that matters. I look forward to watching the totals and doing whatever I can to help Clay Aiken and his organization. WE NEED 10,000 VOTES to be in first place. Can we do it?