Monday, July 31, 2006

Making a Difference: The Measure of the Man

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"The future is not in my hands. There are, though, things I hope for.

World peace

"I believe God has a direction for me. My job is to give back and to be a decent human being no matter how many people cheer my name."

"I want my tombstone to say that I have made a difference somewhere"

~ Clay Aiken ~

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Service has always been important to Clay's life. His success in the music industry has not changed that. Wanting to make a difference in the world should be commended. Clay started a foundation for inclusion programs for children with disabilites. He has given his name, time, and money to many worthy causes. One difference which cannot easily be measured is that he has brought awareness to organizations, causes, and problems about which people (his fans) would not normally have given much thought. Clay need not worry about making a difference because he already has, in many ways.

A picture might be worth a thousand words, but sometimes no words are needed at all.

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Edited Unicef footage from the trip to Indonesia

Unedited video from the Unicef trip to Indonesia

Beautiful montage by Goood Baby Brush of a man making a difference, in small ways and in big ways, set to "All Will Be Well" .

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For more on Clay's work with UNICEF go to Clay's UNICFEF page.

Go here for more on Clay's work the
Bubel-Aiken Foundation.

In the poverty-stricken nation of Uganda, women try to make a living by making handmade bead necklaces. Consider supporting them by purchasing these beautiful necklaces through
Beads for Life.

For a wonderful and informative blog on UNICEF please go to
The ConCLAYve: The Ambassador and the Children of War.

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At 11:42 AM, Anonymous cablegirl said...

Loved your blog and really loved seeing the UNICEF footage again. He really is such a wonderful man and I'm so proud to be one of his fans. He has made a difference and continues to make a difference in so many lives.

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Carolina Clay said...

EE/VV, awesome blog about Clay's goals and activities to make a difference in this world. I think he has inspired his fans to do the same.


At 5:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i sure did love seeing the unicef footage all over again clay is realy an amazing man im verry proud to be one of his fans he sure has made a big difference and still coninues to make a difference in so may peoples lives

At 12:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just found your blog, very good


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