Thursday, July 14, 2011

Clay Aiken a Celebrity Who Helps People in Need

Click to expand Tried & True Tour graphic by Fountaindawg.
Photos by toni7babe and farouche.

Countdown to Outfest 2011

Clay To Appear on DDD, The Talk

Countdowns to Sunday's Drop Dead Diva screening (7/24 episode) and panel discussion with Clay Aiken are flourishing on Internet message boards dedicated to the singer.

Numerous fans plan to attend the festivities in Los Angeles July 17-18. On Monday, Clay will appear as a guest on The Talk promoting the DDD episode. For an overview of the weekend events, see the previous blog entry: Clay Aiken Joins DDD Cast, Panel for Outfest 2011.

Earlier this week, an InfoBarrel entry -- Millionaires Who Help People in Need -- definitely caught the attention of CA fans, as indicated by the spike in the site's views.

In the blog, the author, jcmayer777, spotlighted some of the rich and famous doing good things with their money. In addition to singers and musicians, the blog includes charitable work of famous athletes, actors and actresses, as well as politicians.

Prior to National Inclusion Project, Clay worked with children
at YMCA camps. This photo is from Camp Gonzo.

Singers and Musicians
Clay Aiken: Aiken co-founded the National Inclusion Project in 2003. It is designed to help close the gap of those with special needs, so they can live in the world around them. This is a really great organization that offers help to people that are truly in need.

Other musicians and their charities highlighted include Alicia Keys, Keep a Child Alive; Jon Bon Jovi, The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.; and Sting, The Rainforest Foundation US.

Mayer, a full time jail guard in Wisconsin, has been writing online for about a year. Click on the blog link and give him a hit. You can also sign in and leave a comment.

Children participating in the NIP's Let's All Play Camps today.

TWWMAD Promotes Inclusion Project

Since the Summer Tour of 2004, the organization The Way We Make a Difference has been connecting community groups with donated tickets to Clay Aiken tour concerts.

Currently, the organization is on a mission to increase awareness about the National Inclusion Project among educators and persons who work with social service agencies.

By raising funds and donating tickets, TWWMAD hopes that representatives of these organizations can attend the Champions Gala Oct. 21-22 and see first hand the impact the Inclusion Project has on thousands of children as well as their efforts to raise the national consciousness about the need for and benefits of inclusion.
We know that many cannot afford to attend the Gala themselves, but we also know that there are those who might want to donate to such an effort in order to spread the National Inclusion Project’s message.

And of course we have seen how small donations can add up when we come together to make a difference.

If anyone is interested in making a donation of any amount to send these individuals to the Gala, visit TWWMAD website. You can assist with this project by making a

An Afternoon in the Park

A favorite lazy summer pastime with grandchildren Kai, almost 4, and Lia, 2, is visiting the local park. Below are three photos from a recent romp at the playground. All the pictures are clickable.

All boy, Kai is very much into trucks of all kinds. He even has a bookcase where they are stored. Following their daily runaround in the backyard, the trucks are carefully washed, dried, and returned to their special "garage."

Lia, who also enjoys her brother's truck collection, delights in being a mommy to two special dolls.

The week's countdown is a few minutes closer to Clay's Outfest 2011 events. Thank you for your comments in the Carolina blog and its counterpart at the OFC.

Have an awesome weekend, Clay Nation!



Anonymous said...

Hi Caro,

Yeah, I'm first again, how did that happen??

We sure can be proud of OMC and all the work with National Inclusion Project, "to help close the gap of those with special needs." Tried & True Tour graphic by Fountaindawg is wonderful.

Your grand children are so adorable and growing like a weed. It's amazing how the little ones grow so fast. They are both cuties.

Have a Great Weekend Caro.....


Anonymous said...

You have two sweet gkids for sure! Thanks for sharing their precious pics!
Always enjoy your blogs. Wi.

kta said...

It was so great to see Clay get a nice mention with the National Inclusion Project.

Your grandkids are soo cute! :)

Sally said...

The kids are just too cute! Kai is a very beautiful little boy and Lia's killer smile will melt the hardest of hearts. I love watching them as they grow.

Now I'm off to set my DVR to record Clay on my TV. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

That was so nice to see Clay get a positive comment about the National Inclusion Project. About time.

Your grand children are adorable. They sure grow up fast, don't they?

Anonymous said...

I love Lia's reddish curls. So adorable.

I've got notes all over my house reminding me of Clay's TV appearances. I'm so afraid I might get busy and forget. I can't let that happen. I've been waiting way too long for this.

Thanks for all your reminders. They're a big help to me. I haven't been on the computer very much lately, but I always read your blogs. You never fail us.

Hugs, Lois

Carolina Clay said...


Thank you for your kind comments about this blog's various topics, as well as my grandchildren, Kai and Lia. They live so far away, so I am always excited to receive and share photos.

TGIF and Happy Weekend, all!


Ginger Scarlett said...

Looking forward to all the cuties - will be flying over the playground in about an hour and i'm going to wave wildly while hoping that the grandkids are enjoying a stroll in the cooler evening breeze; and SO looking forward to the other cutie this weekend that i was actually on airport property a full 2 hours before the flight -- definitely another first for me and the latest in a long line of firsts initiated by this other cute (yet so much more than that) one. Happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

WOO HOO! Looking forward to all the clack that should be coming our way next!

Kai and Lia are absolutely adorable!

Thanks Caro for all these updates!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Anonymous said...

Not reading blog so well but I see all the pictures and all are beautiful. I keep them now and see them well. Something like that. Sort of a mess but I made it here and I love you Caro. You are a teacher who sees her student better than anyone.

Now write that blog. heeee.

((HUGS)) Kathy - Aspiegirl.

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