Although Clay Aiken has been on a break from his celebrity career, life still is full of many interesting things in the “ClayNation.”
- I am proud of Clay and Diane for planting the seed and starting the ball rolling.
- I am proud of the entire staff and board of the National Inclusion Project. Each person is dedicated to making inclusion something that is a part of every day life.
- I am proud of all the fans who participate in whatever way they can to make sure that children with disabilities have the same experiences as those without.
- I am proud that The National Inclusion Project is a national leader for social inclusion.
- I am proud that 22,000 children have been supported by the organization.
- I am proud that over $6 million has been spent in support of their kids.
- I am proud that the National Inclusion Project continues to receive a 4-star Charity Navigator rating placing them among the best-managed charities.
To read the entire Annual Report visit the National Inclusion Project site.
The 2011 Fan Fest will take place this weekend in York, PA. Diane Knappy, known to Clay fans as “Cookie”, hosts the event. The event runs from 10 a.m. Saturday through Sunday at noon at the Yorktowne Hotel.
The weekend event will include live and silent auctions, raffles, contests, great food, friendships and fun. Clay Aiken’s mom, Faye Parker will be a special guest at the event. She will be speaking about the National Inclusion Project.
In 2010, the Fan Fest raised about $3,000 for the National Inclusion and they are hoping to top that amount this year. Will you be there this weekend?
The wonderfully talented SueReu finished the 3rd part of her triptych on Clay Aiken and his unique way of saying thank-you. Be sure and get out the tissues before you start the video. I think this is the very best of all.
This time, Sue turns the tables and reminds us that we need to say thank you to Clay!! Thank you, Sue…you have a real talent and I am so glad you share it with us!