The National Inclusion Project Needs You!

The National Inclusion Project has been named as the 2011 Beneficiary of Dragon*Con Charity Events. Please help it earn a $50,000 “Refresh Everything Challenge” grant from Pepsi right now!

The National Inclusion Project serves to bridge the gap that exists between young people with disabilities and the world around them. NIP partners with communities and inclusive programs creating awareness about the possibilities that inclusion can bring. Inclusion means giving people their rightful opportunity to participate, and NIP works to make full inclusion a reality.

Pepsi is currently holding their “Pepsi Refresh Everything Challenge,” in which they are giving away millions of dollars to nonprofit organizations each month. For the month of October, Nation Inclusion Project is in the running for a $50,000 grant. Prior to this past weekend, it was in 7th place. The top ten organizations, by vote, will each receive a $50,000 grant at the end of the month. Over this past weekend, NIP slipped to 15th place, and it’s still falling. Many of the organizations in the tens and twenties hit email lists and football games (yes, football games) really hard this past weekend, asking people to text their votes in. One group went from #25 to #6 in just three days.

National Inclusion Project is not an organization with a huge email distribution, or with a large media campaign budget. $50,000 would make a HUGE difference for them and in the work that they do. So please vote now. Votes can be submitted daily through text message by texting *102308* to Pepsi at (73774), or through Facebook or the Pepsi website.

Dragon*Con has a collective fan base of over 40,000 memberships from this year, and National Inclusion Project has asked for help with voting. If everyone voted only once, it would make a difference. If everyone voted daily, we could see NIP at #1 before the month is out. There are only a few days left in this event, so please contact everyone you can as soon as possible! And vote!

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