by Laurie Weishar
Scrapping 4 Inclusion is the only initiative of its kind where communities across the USA are joining together as one to give ALL children the opportunity to learn, live, and play together through awareness and fundraising benefiting The Bubel/Aiken Foundation (TBAF).
“Scrapbooking is a hobby that many people enjoy and a wonderful way to preserve your memories. How nice and fitting it is that those who cherish and wish to preserve their memories are giving children with disabilities a chance to create memories of their own. My thanks go out to all those involved in these wonderful events!” says Diane Bubel Co-Founder of TBAF.
The Bubel/Aiken Foundation was co-founded by Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel in 2003 to serve children with special needs. By combining his history of working with children with special needs and his degree in special education, Clay has used his celebrity image to further the causes of education and inclusion. “We are excited about the opportunity Scrapping 4 Inclusion presents to bring about greater awareness for the need for inclusion in every community. We hope many people will be exposed to the benefits of including ALL children in community participation while enjoying the fun and fellowship of a favorite hobby.” states Aron Hall, VP of External Affairs, TBAF.
The Foundation provides services and financial assistance to promote the full integration of children with disabilities into the life environment of those without. While striving to create awareness about the diversity of individuals with disabilities, The Foundation opens the possibilities that inclusion can bring. All children deserve to experience the fullness of a life without boundaries. Eliminating the stereotypes that have long been associated with physical and mental disabilities is the first step to erasing lines that divide us. To learn more about The Bubel/Aiken Foundation, visit their web site at www.bubelaiken.org.
Scrapping 4 Inclusion events will be fun gatherings that offer attendees a chance to make a difference in the lives of all children. Fundraising crops are flexible in nature, as they are customized by each Organizer to fit within their own community. With a long term goal of booking events in 250 U.S. cities, we are well on our way with 35 locations actively planning local events. In the future, Scrapping 4 Inclusion events will incorporate programs for children with and without disabilities giving them the opportunity to express themselves through scrapbooking.
“This is a very exciting time for me. Every day is a positive day with more people becoming aware of the Foundation. Every week more passionate supporters join our team or another location confirms a date” says Laurie Weishar, founder of Scrapping 4 Inclusion.
If you are interested in getting involved, we are looking for additional volunteers to plan events in their own communities or to help with existing events. The more volunteers we have the more voices there will be to raise awareness. For information on how to get involved visit our website at www.scrapping4inclusion.com or email Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org.