Clay Aiken – Strong Belief Makes Support Easy

When you strongly believe in something it is easy to work hard to support it.  This statement has been proven over and over as you watch  the fans of Clay Aiken and The National Inclusion Project join together in creative ways to support their goals.

It was announced this morning that The National Inclusion Project raised over $465,000 at the recent Gala that honored the 2009 Champions.  The official announcement on the National Inclusion Project website gave credit to all the supporters for  raising such a amazing amount of money.  According to the site, “The funds will be used to give children with disabilities the opportunity to experience life along side their typical peers.”

Last week, The National Inclusion Project earned over $25,000 through America’s Giving Challenge. Fans of Clay Aiken and the Project worked together through their donations to support their favorite charity.

In October,  supporters added their e-mails as a way of voting at the Christie Cookie Giveaway. By encouraging their friends and family members to join in, the fans won the contest and $10,000.

What about Wrapping For Inclusion?  Fans all over the nation are gearing up to wrap packages at malls and stores for donations to the National Inclusion Project.  It’s an excellent way to earn some money and promote knowledge of inclusion at the same time.

Then there is GoodSearch/Buy. This site pays for for each search or purchase you make through their site.

Deck The Halls For Inclusion gives you the opportunity to buy some beautiful Holiday Wreaths with a portion of the money going to The National Inclusion Project.


How about Empties 4 Cash? Turn in your ink cartridges for cash.  Another great way to earn money for the National Inclusion Project.

The NC Nomads have ebay auctions every Tuesday and Saturday and 100% of the money goes to The National Inclusion Project

Linda Learn of the Northeast PA Voices for Inclusion Group is very creative and hard-working too.  She is one of the many fans in Pennsylvania that support Clay and the National Inclusion Project in as many ways as possible.

This holiday season, their group decided to try something different to raise more money for the National Inclusion Project.  They designed and ordered a limited edition “National Inclusion Project” Keepsake Ornament.

The four inch etched glass ornament has a production limit of 100 pieces. The beautiful ornament can be displayed on your desk or in your home, year-round, by using an ornament stand and will serve as an elegant conversation piece or a way to create awareness and spread the word about the National Inclusion Project. It can also be hung on your Christmas tree for the holidays or display it during your “Wrapping For Inclusion” table.

This project is an authorized fundraiser for the National Inclusion Project and the charity will receive $10.00 for each ornament that is sold.  The price for the glass ornament is $25.00 which includes a beautiful, lined presentation box.  Shipping is free.

Orders will be accepted immediately and require prepayment. Please contact Linda Learn at or Bonnie Markowski at with your order.

The ornaments will be shipped to you during the first week in December.

The glass ornament is gorgeous and I hope it is a sell-out.  Thank you to Linda, Bonnie and the entire Northeast PA Voices for Inclusion for your hard work on this fundraiser.  Every penny is important towards the goal of full inclusion for all kids!

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  1. Good programs to support. The NIP is doing remarkable work, and Clay Aiken and Diane Buble should be proud of what they have accomplished.

  2. Wonderful article! I am so very proud of Clay Aiken, Diane Bubel and the rest of the people who work hard to help the National Inclusion Project. This is an amazing organization doing great work. When Inclusion is the norm, we all benefit.

    I think I may need to check out that ornament! Very nice!

  3. I was at the Gala this year for the first time, and it was wonderful. The work being done by the N.I. P. will have a ripple effect that will be felt for years to come.

  4. Thank you for putting together information on the National Inclusion Project and how the fans believe in the mission of this organization to help children with special needs, support it and how people can continue to support it to help it grow and help more children every year.

  5. Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel have put their hearts into this amazing and worthy National Inclusion Project. It seems to me that of all of the things Clay has accomplished in this past short time in the spotlight, NIP is the thing that is of the utmost importance and pride to him. He is simply a good and decent man.

  6. Clay Aiken and the National Inclusion project are doing amazing wrok. Thrilled to hear the recent Gala netted so much money!

  7. Musicfan,

    Thank you for compiling the current fundraisers for the National Inclusion Project. In many ways throughout the year, Clay Aiken fans support the foundation and its mission of inclusion for all children.


  8. Great blog. It really helps to see a list of all the places that help us donate. The National Inclusion Project is a great cause – well organized and received by the community. It's creator isn't hard on the eyes either.

  9. Thanks for the great blog. Clay Aiken, Diane Bubel, and all the people associated with the NIP (including fans who find different ways to get the word out, to promote fundraisers, and make contributions) should be very proud of their role in the accomplishments of this relatively young organization.

  10. Thanks for all the great information and congratulations to Clay Aiken and the National Inclusion Project.

  11. What a fantastic combination….Clay Aiken…and his fans… Since Clay said from day one that he wanted to make a difference….He has held true to his word..and his fans have for nearly 7 years now…supported this man and his vision….. And who benefits??? ALL THE KIDS…

    I will forever be proud to be a Clay Aiken fan….An honourable and decent man…..

    Great article CANN….. Loved it


  12. I was thrilled to hear how successful the Gala was this year. Love reading about all of the fundraising efforts for such a worthy cause.

    That Clay Aiken is one in a million–so proud of him and of all of the fans, too!

  13. Half a million dollars ($465,000 + $25,000 + $10,000) will do so much good. Kudos to everyone involved in all the fun raising efforts on behalf of the National Inclusion Project.

  14. Félicitations to Clay Aiken, National Inclusion Project and all the fans for supporting all these special children.

    Thank you so much for sharing this great article.

  15. I love that Clay Aiken fans support his charity. They are an amazing group of people and so creative.

    The glass ornament looks lovely.

  16. Thank you for posting all this important information. The National Inclusion Project is so important. It seems to be a leader in the field of Inclusion

  17. I am so proud to be a Clay fan. It is amazing how much he has accomplished in such a short time. And, I love that his fans step up and support his charity.

    I love this place. Thank you for all the information and fun you have every day!!

  18. I am so proud to be a Clay Aiken fan. Wow…that is some amount that was raised at the Gala this year. Everyone should be proud…as we all helped in these endeavors.

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