Saturday, August 25, 2007

Scrapping 4 Inclusion

Thank you Laurie Weishar for sending us this info:

Scrapping 4 Inclusion: The mission of Scrapping 4 Inclusion is to combine one of the fastest growing hobbies in North America with the need for creating awareness and raising funds on behalf of children with disabilities and their advocates.

Scrapping 4 Inclusion is a nationwide fundraising and awareness program benefiting The Bubel/Aiken Foundation. I am establishing a large (or soon to be large) network of volunteers who are planning a Fundraising Crop to benefit the Foundation. Currently we have 55 locations across the US planning events.

We also have a subscription partnership with Memory Makers Magazine. Ali Edwards has mentioned our program in her blog as she has a son with Autism and she can appreciate what the Foundation we are supporting is all about. Our goal is to spread the word about our program and let all the scrapbookers out there know how they can get involved. Involvement can be planning an even in your own community, helping with one that’s already started or simply attending your local event. Even if none of these options are appropriate you can still help us grow this initiative by simply talking to others about it You can find out more about this program by visiting our web site at htt://

The Bubel/Aiken Foundation:

The mission of The Bubel/Aiken Foundation is to create communities where ALL children can learn, live, and play together.

The Bubel/Aiken Foundation envisions a world where young people with disabilities are totally immersed in all life has to offer. The mission of The Bubel/Aiken Foundation is to provide services and financial assistance to facilitate the full integration of children with disabilities into the life environment of those without. The Foundation will encourage a society where children can enjoy together the activities of life. It is their goal to create an environment for children where inclusion is embraced.

TBAF grew out of the relationship between Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel and Diane’s, then 13-year-old son, Mike who had been diagnosed with autism. The bond between Clay and the Bubel family grew strong as they shared a vision of a world where children like Mike could be fully immersed in society. Both Clay and Diane had witnessed children with disabilities repeatedly turned away from activities opened to typical children. They knew with the right support system doors could be opened to these individuals that had thus far remained closed.

Please visit their website to find out how you can help to spread the word of inclusion. There are many ways that you can get involved. Visit

Spreading the word to all those who can benefit from The Bubel/Aiken Foundation and those who would be interested in Scrapping 4 Inclusion is a challenge but with help from people like you we can look forward to reaching many more who can benefit from these programs. Statistics show that 1 in 5 Americans are affected by some sort of disability. Chances are that many of your group members have a personal connection with a child with special needs. Help me to let then know what we are doing.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this message and I truly hope you are willing to help us out.

Laurie Weishar
Scrapping 4 Inclusion

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