is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!
Launched in 1987, Dragon Con started out as a project of a science fiction gaming group. Today, the organization meets yearly on Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. 1,500 volunteers staff the convention that hosts approximately 40,000 members at five hotels in downtown Atlanta.
Each year, the organization chooses a charity that they support during the Dragon Con event. This year they chose The National Inclusion Project as the official charity of the year. To help raise money for the charity, Dragon Con hosts a charity auction and a Charity Artwork Project
Besides their work for the charity of the year, the Dragon Con has a huge blood drive. Last year over 2500 attendees donated over 7,000 units of blood.
The following write-up about the National Inclusion Project is on their official website. It would be wonderful if some much-needed money can be raised. Another great thing is that more people are introduced to the wonderful work done by the National Inclusion Project.
We are excited to announce that our charity for Dragon*Con 2011 is The National Inclusion Project.
The National Inclusion Project serves to bridge the gap that exists between young people with disabilities and the world around them. We partner with communities and inclusive programs creating awareness about the possibilities that inclusion can bring. Inclusion is giving people their rightful opportunity to participate. The National Inclusion Project works every day to make full inclusion a reality. Since their inception, they have made a real impact by ensuring that children nationwide can experience all that life has to offer.
Through innovative programs and strategic partnerships, the National Inclusion Project is leading the way for inclusive communities nationwide. “Let’s ALL Play” provides a program model for recreational programs seeking to improve the way they implement inclusion. “Together We’re Better” is an effective service learning curriculum tool that teachers and program providers can use to help all children make an impact. The National Inclusion Project also offers other grants for those seeking to make a difference in their communities with inclusive programs and families seeking to benefit from inclusive programs.
The National Inclusion Project has worked with hundreds of programs, trained numerous staff members and leaders, and provided inclusive opportunities for over 20,000 children. This far-reaching impact would not have been possible without the dedicated support of countless volunteers and supporters. The National Inclusion Project has dedicated the vast majority of every dollar into making an impact with our programs.
A donation to the National Inclusion Project provides maximum impact in communities as they move to being fully inclusive. $25 allows a child with disability to go swimming with their peers for the first time. $100 provides a field trip for children to experience their community together. $1000 provides curriculum, training, and supplies to implement inclusive service learning. $5000 opens the door for five children with a disability to spend a week at camp with their friends.
Click here to make a 100 percent tax deductible donation to The National Inclusion Project today!
I am proud to support The National Inclusion Project. I hope that the week-end event raises much needed revenue for them.
AND…don’t forget…this is the last day to vote in the Pepsi Refresh project. $50,000 will help so many children!