Today, CANN is publishing an Encore Article. This article was written before Clay Aiken officially entered the field of politics.
We have picked up lots of new readers in the years that have reached out to learn more about Clay. I think it is important that they get to know some things about Clay that don’t get a lot of publicity, but say so much about who he is as a man!
For those of you who have read this, the information is good to review. Clay Aiken is an
Today, I hope you will make sure that this article shows up on twitter and perhaps you can also leave a comment.
People need to know this Clay Aiken!
I feel that speaking for others is the best way to use my voice.
The rest of it, all the pop-star stuff,
is ultimately a platform for giving back.
~ Clay Aiken ~
For almost 20 years, Clay Aiken has been a busy entertainer. His life has been filled with singing, recording, touring, acting, and includes 2 runs as one of the stars of Monty Python’s Spamalot. His busy life would be enough for most people, but Clay also chose to quietly immerse himself in helping others and speaking out about what he felt was important.
If you are a fan of Clay Aiken, you probably know that he co-founded The National Inclusion Project in 2003. The organization has grown and is now one of the top organizations that serves to bridge the gap that exists between young people with disabilities and the world around them.
And, many people know that Clay became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF with a focus on education, in November, 2004.
But, there is so much more to Clay’s charity work. In fact, there is so much more than I can report about in one day. The following are only highlights of some of the things that Clay has participated with during the years.
Did you know that:
If you look at this list, you will see that I have not mentioned, Clothes Off Your Back, The David Foster Foundation, The True Colors Fund, The Rosalynn Carter Institute, The American Australian Association, Disney Hand, Forces of Nature Aid Foundation, MDA, National Center for Learning Disabilities….and MANY MORE!!
I feel bad for only mentioning The National Inclusion Project and UNICEF. These are so important to Clay, but I thought today, we would look at the bigger picture. I will report on Clay’s involvement with these 2 charities on another day.
Clay opens his heart to the world. How easy it is to support this young man!
Every celebrity should hope to be a role model to kids, to teenagers, to young adults.
I talk about the causes that are important to me now, things that matter to me, and I’m in a position to help.
~ Clay Aiken ~
We need more people like Clay !
These are all of the reasons that make us say “we came for the voice but stayed for the man”. He has accomplished so much for so many! We are so blessed to have gotten to know who he really is. Looking forward to reading whatever you write in the coming days about Mr. Clay Aiken. Thank you!
Thank you for all the pictures and the blog. This is only a small part of who Clay Aiken as a person and a man . I have been donated to NIP from 2003 to today 2023. If everyone knew who Clay Aiken as a person, the world would be in a better place. Thank you for todays blog. Thank you CANN. Have a great weekend.
Thanks for reminding us that Clay is not just a singer from a popular TV show, but a man who believes in helping others by raising awareness of things we can also do to make life better for those in need.