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Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Bubel Aiken Fundraisers - Part 7: WRAPPING FOR INCLUSION

Today in CDD's series on Bubel Aiken Foundation Approved Fundraisers, we want to talk about a very important one...Wrapping For Inclusion. Wrapping For Inclusion (WFI) is a nationwide awareness and fundraiser campaign through The Bubel/Aiken Foundation. Every holiday season, from the end of November through Christmas, volunteers wrap gifts at stores all over the country to help raise awareness and funds for BAF, spread holiday cheer, and have fun! And trust me when I say, we do have fun!! I know because this will be my third year to take part in this great fundraiser.

The Bubel Aiken Foundation home page tells us that they want to raise $100,000 this year through Wrapping For Inclusion. Of course, the more volunteers and the more wrapping sites that are set up, the better the chances are of us achieving this goal.

There are many ways you can volunteer with the WFI program. The BAF's Wrapping For Inclusion page has information about volunteering for this fundraiser. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • State Coordinator – Recruit and organize volunteers in the various cities in their state. Will be available to answer questions and troubleshoot issues from the city team leaders in their state.
  • City Team Leader (CTL) – Contact local shopping malls and merchants to arrange dates and times for wrapping gifts. Schedule volunteers wrappers. Collect money and forward to the Foundation’s mailing address. Communicate with State Coordinator.
  • Wrappers – Wrap presents across the nation, while creating awareness about inclusion.

More information about each of the positions can be found at the BAF's Wrapping For Inclusion page. I can tell you this, however...being a State Coordinator or a City Team Leader is a lot easier than you might think it is. I am a State Coordinator (Texas), and I was scared to death to do this the first year, thinking it was much too hard for me to handle. Not so. And if I can do it, anyone can. I've met lots of Clay fans and made new friends. And it is very fulfilling to know you are doing something so worthwhile and meaningful to help others.

If you would like to volunteer, please send your contact info to You can also find more information about the various cities and states that already will be wrapping at stores around the country at The Clayboard's WFI thread.

Come join those of us who have already found out how to put "fun" into "'fun'draiser" by taking part in Wrapping For Inclusion!!


CDD supports:

Bubel Aiken Foundation GoodSearch for TBAF UNICEF