Clay Aiken – Let’s Celebrate!

Clay Aiken fans  have band together to participate in Trick or Treat for The National Inclusion Project. In conjunction with the America’s Giving Challenge, this Halloween Party gives us the opportunity to fund a summer camp for kids of all abilities.

America’s Giving Challenge  is a 30-day national competition that encourages people to leverage their personal networks and online social media to help win cash awards that will total $170,000 on behalf of their favorite nonprofit. Participants in America’s Giving Challenge will compete for daily and overall cash awards based on the number of donations generated for a cause, not dollars raised. Awards will be given to the nonprofit beneficiaries of the causes that garner the highest number of unique daily donations between 3:00 p.m. EDT October 7, 2009, and 2:59pm EST on November 6, 2009.

$50,000 will be awarded to the cause with the highest total number of unique daily donations over the 30 days of the Challenge. $25,000 will be awarded to the cause with the next highest total number of unique daily donations over the 30 days of the Challenge. $10,000 will be awarded to the next five causes with the highest total number of unique daily donations over the 30 days of the Challenge. There will also be two daily awards every day of the Challenge: $1,000 to the cause with the most unique donations that day and $500 to the cause with the second highest number of unique donations that day. (Daily awards begin at 3:00pm ET and run through 2:59pm ET the following day.)

We are now halfway through our Halloween Celebration.  Many fans donated on the first day and we hope that many more will join in the fun.  Every donation counts!!

Donate from 3:00pm, Oct. 29th to 2:59pm, Oct. 30th


3:00pm, Oct. 30th to 2:59pm, Oct 31st

So, put down the extra bags of Halloween candy and

help build a camp for kids!


This is a special day at the Clay Aiken News Network. Today, we reached 100,000 visitors to our blog. Our first entry was published on January 11, 2009 when we said hello to the internet world.

Since that day, we have posted 451 articles that have been about Clay Aiken and about topics that relate to him.  We have 520 members who have signed up for daily updates by e-mail.  We average about 300 visitors a day, but have had up to 1100 in a 24 hour period.  We have had visitors from over 90 countries thoughout the world and many have introduced themselves to us.

CANN has also heard from some of the organizations we have written about.  It is always exciting to get those messages and know that our blog is being read by them.

This site was started to provide an accurate and positive place to get Clay Aiken news in a timely manner.  It’s been lots of fun and we want to thank each of you for your support.  Your visits and comments are so appreciated.

So……Let’s Celebrate!!

Clay Aiken News Network is an unofficial fansite. We are not affiliated in any way with Clay Aiken or his management. This website was made by fans for fans and makes no impression or impersonation of the official site, which can be found under the domain

14 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Let’s Celebrate!

  1. Congratulations!! I love this site. I can remember when a few of you were talking about starting it. Since then it has grown and looks very professional. You have done yourselves and Clay proud.

    Hope the donations continue for AGC–I am doing both days.

  2. Congratulations CANN!!!!!

    It has been a pleasure coming here every day to catch up on all things Clay Aiken.
    I love reading positive and accurate blogs… This is what a fanship should be…A fun place to come to, in a world that is stressful sometimes. You have all done a fantastic job, and I hope for many many more years of reading your blogs.

    Trick Or Treat…So far I have not contributed…I'm sad to say, and I have tried, but I don't have a CC, and wanted to donate by PayPal. Any advise would be good…I really want to do my part. Please help…..


  3. Musicfan,

    Congratulations to you and the CANN Team for all your accomplishments since publishing the first edition of this Clay Aiken blog!

    Here's to the Clay Nation as members seek to boost the National Inclusion Project's position in America's Giving Challenge. Hopefully, we can secure bonus funds for the Project.

    Happy Halloween Weekend!


  4. Congratulations on 100,000 visitors. You have done a great job on this site. Hope NIP has a very productive Halloween!!

  5. CONGRATS!!!! Well done all!!!!

    This is the place to come for Clay Aiken news!!!

    and GO NATIONAL INCLUSION PROJECT!! over $12,000 donations raised to date – EXCELLENT!

  6. Congratulations to CANN and all it's dedicated contributors!! This is a fantastic source of the most up-to-date news on Clay Aiken and the music industry! Keep up your great work!

    We are entering day two of Trick or Treat for the National Inclusion Project!! Just over 23 more hours left for your contribution to count towards this effort!! Don't hesitate….do it now!

  7. CONGRATS!!!

    Americas giving challenge has decided to give money to the top 12 charities and current The National Inclusion Prioject is #10!!!! That would be $10,000!

  8. Congratulations on 100,000 visitors. All of CANN's contributors have worked hard to make this site great and you should all be proud of your accomplishments.

    I hope we have a successful Trick or Treat for the National Inclusion Project. It would be wonderful if we can keep the National Inclusion Project in a position to receive a contribution from America's Giving Challenge.

    (To Judy Anderson) – if you have a debit card, you can use it to make a donation just like a credit card. The donation just comes out of your checking account. That's what I do because I don't like to use my credit card unless I have to.

  9. Congratulation to CANN for being such an awesome site and supporting Clay Aiken, also for being very informative as well as having great videos and pictures.
    The National In clusion project is a fine organization and I am proud to be supporting it.

    BTW how do you edit or correct your spelling mistakes here?

  10. I love that we have done so well for the Trick or Treat for the National Inclusion Project. Being #10 is very good. I was able to donate…and hope I can donate on the last date.

    Congrats on getting l00,000 visitors to your site. I enjoy CANN very much.

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