Clay Aiken – Can We Help?

Being a fan of Clay Aiken is a unique and exciting experience.  His fans are amazing in their support of Clay, the performer, but are also proud to support his philanthropic endeavors.

The last few weeks have been very busy for the Clay fans that are active on the internet.  There are so many opportunities to show support for Clay that sometimes fans have to choose what they can do to help.  Maybe this list will help you make some choices.

America’s Giving Challenge

From Aron Hall at the National Inclusion Project:

The National Inclusion Project just entered in America’s Giving Challenge, which gives us a chance to win $50,000! To win, between now and November 7th we have to get the most donations to our cause (every person can donate once per day between 3pm and 2:59pm the next day and have it count as a unique donation). We can also win daily awards of $1,000 and $500 if we can get the most people to donate in any 24-hour period. The great thing about this Challenge is that it doesn’t matter how much you give, but instead how much you do to encourage friends and family to get involved in our cause. We all need to come together and start promoting the cause if we want to win.

Each of us has tons of friends on Facebook who we can ask to donate to our cause. But let’s think big too—can you put our cause in your email signature, can you throw a party and get people to donate through the cause when they enter, can you organize other people to go out and fundraise from all of their friends? As you reach out to your friends be sure to tell them why this cause matters to you. The possibilities are endless so let’s talk about what we can do to win on the Wall of the cause or by replying to this bulletin.

I think we can do it! But it’s going to take all of us. Check out the Giving Challenge ( www.causes.com ), then visit our cause to see how we’re doing so far and get involved.

Let’s win $50,000 for our cause!

http://apps.facebook.com/causes/posts/313811

http://www.causes.com/index.html

Christie Cookies Giveaway

For over 25 years, we at The Christie Cookie Company have been making the best tasting cookies in the world. To say thanks for helping us be so successful, we want to give away $25,000 to the charities you choose. Click on the link below and nominate your favorite charity to win. Delicious cookies, helping people you care about, and $25,000 for charity… who knew a little cookie company and your sweet tooth could do so much good

The most nominated charity will receive a check for $10,000. The runner-up wins $5,000, and the next 10 will receive $1,000 each.

Nominations must be submitted on or before October 15, 2009. The winning charities will be announced in November 2009. One vote per email address.

How many of your friends and relatives have helped you out?  Besides the monetary support, this contest is a good way to spread the word about the National Inclusion Project.

http://www.christiecookies.com/

Gala Auction

For those fans attending the Gala in Raleigh on October 17th, there will be the opportunity to take part in a silent and live auction with a variety of items.

There are two “Clay Aiken” experiences:

*  Dinner at Fujisan in Raleigh with Clay Aiken and friends for 10 people

*  A surprise experience never offered before

The list is long of the many things that will be auctioned!!

Charity Navigator Gives National Inclusion Project Four Stars

On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate National Inclusion Project on achieving our coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management.  You can read more about this on the October 6th article on this blog.

National Inclusion Project

Stars Step Out to Join pediped® footwear in Raising Funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation®

More than 50 well-known entertainers and athletes will participate in Stars for a Wish, an online auction of autographed pediped® baby shoes to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The auction will run Oct. 25-Nov. 1 on Charity Buzz.

MUSIC – Clay Aiken, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Sugarland

http://www.pediped.com/home/stars.aspx

GoodSearch/GoodShop

GoodSearch is a search engine which donates 50-percent of its revenue to the charities and schools designated by its users. It’s a simple and compelling concept. You use GoodSearch exactly as you would any other search engine. Because it’s powered by Yahoo!, you get proven search results. The money GoodSearch donates to your cause comes from its advertisers — the users and the organizations do not spend a dime!

Goodsearch

For more information, check out the article on this blog from October 3rd.

Are you tired yet?? It seems that there is something to do every day when you are a Clay Aiken fan!!

Personally, I enjoy being able to help.  It is fulfilling to know that Clay’s charities and his kids will benefit from these projects.  Bring it on!!  What is next??


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Comments

  1. Amazing!! I am so proud to be a fan of Clay Aiken. I miss his music and humor, but I am happy to support him and his causes.

    Thank you for putting this all in one place….having the links is great too.

    I don't post often, but I read here every day and it is always filled with interesting things!!

  2. Thank you CANN for putting all the links in one place.

    Sure is lots to do, being a Clay fan….and lots of ways to help charities near and dear to Clay's heart…… He is such a good, caring young man.

    I'd much rather be doing this, than voting on some dumb AI thing, which benefits no one…other than the people that get paid for hits……on their sites…. Serves no purpose other than making those people money….I'd rather be working for a cause……

    This is great.
    Hugs,
    Judy

  3. WHOA!!! I've been BUSY!!! 😉 Clay has opened my eyes to many wonderful causes, and I truly appreciate that. I've become more altruistic by following his example.

    Looking forward to helping worthwhile causes more while waiting (im)patiently for Clay to be back on my TV, back in the recording studio and back touring (not necessarily in that order)

  4. I love seeing all these good things about Clay Aiken and his foundation and seeing it all here in one place is greatly appreciated especially having all the links.

    Clay can't wait to see you.

  5. Musicfan,

    Thank you for sharing all the wonderful ways we can support Clay Aiken and the National Inclusion Project now. Another excellent compilation!

    Have a great day!

    Caro

    • Working for charity is rewarding on its own but Clay Aiken and his fans have found ways to make it fun!

  6. My head is spinning. There's a lot going on right now. I enjoy helping with anything I can that will help out in some way. I have voted on The Christy Cookie's Site and will be donating to America's Giving Challenge. Couldn't make it for the Gala…but I know we will be getting lots of Clack..so I am excited about that. Now, there are so many things to keep us busy till Clay is back out there again. I enjoy every bit of it.

  7. What an exciting time for Clay and all of his charitable works! I am always proud to support his endeavors in making a differece for betterment in the lives of others.

    And, I'm always very proud of him!!

  8. I am so glad to be a fan of someone who is so involved in supporting so many worthwhile endeavors. Clay is a man who changes this world for the better and isn't that something that should be talked about.

  9. I love the fact that Clay's fans are so supportive of him. Even when he's out of the public eye for a period of time, they always come through for him and what's important to him.

  10. Clay Aiken is tireless in his efforts to help children, and Clay's fans are tireless in their efforts to help Clay! A winning combination!!

  11. Thank you for this great blog and putting these events all together . It's nice to have everything in one place. I'm honored to be a fan of Clay Aiken.

  12. I support the National Inclusion Project 100% not because it is a Clay Aiken project, but because their mission is the right thing to do. Yeah for all of the success!!

    • I totally agree, but I'm glad Clay's heart is in not excluding anyone and that he was led to get this started. For years people with disabilities were shut in and shut out. I support NIP also, a worthy and needed cause. MAE

  13. Clay is a great man with perfectly glorious voice coupled with that loving caring spirit and a heart of gold.He will have a bright path ahead of him…That is his karma…

  14. I will continue to support all Clay's endeavors for inclusion in the world! What a beautiful singer and human being.

  15. It's wonderful to see Clay Aiken's achievements for his charity work making headlines. It's been a great month so far..and it's just started. I'm sure I'm not the only one still recruiting for the National Inclusion Project fundraiser at Christie Cookies 🙂

  16. When the Clay Nation comes together it's wonderful to see the good we can do. I'm so proud of us for leading the Cookie contest and putting the National Inclusion Project in an excellent position to win the $10,000 award.

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