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Toward the end of 2004, Clay was appointed a US National Ambassador for UNICEF. They have a wonderful page on their website dedicated to his work with them. To keep things as accurate as possible, most of the descriptions used here are from that page.

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Recent UNICEF Events

DateDescriptionLocationCS/Fountaindawg RecapMore Info Here
September 29, 2012 Clay was the featured guest performer at UNICEF's Water For Life Gala in Calgary, Canada. This was a special 20th anniversary celebration to mark UNICEF galas. UNICEF Canada's president David Morley gave a keynote speech, which emphasized the need for clean drinking water for the world's children. This was a sold out private event so we do not have too many details but some attendees tweeted their appreciation for his performance and a few pictures. He performed a selection of standards, including I Can't Make You Love Me, Build Me Up Buttercup, Unchained Melody, and songs to a Canadian montage. Calgary CS Recap Water For Life Gala 
July 28, 2011 Huffington Post Blog: "Support Somalia (Because Mother Nature Ain't)" Huffington Post CS Recap Huffington Post 
July 23, 2011 Debut of Unicef PSA for Horn of Africa famine relief - This video was debuted at http://www.clayaiken.com on July 23, 2011. Clay is the only Unicef celebrity ambassador who has visited Somalia so he debuted the video on his official web site. Clay Aiken Website CS Recap Somalia and Kenya 
July 22, 2011 AOL interview: Clay Aiken Uses His Powerful Voice. - Clay was interviewed about the unprecedented drought and famine in the Horn of Africa and Somalia. He urged donations to Unicef to help the affected children. AOL music blog CS Recap AOL page 
November 22, 2010 Nov. 22, 2010 UNICEF Ebay Auction UNICEF ran an auction for 'an ultimate VIP experience' with proceeds to benefit the US Fund for UNICEF. Included were 2 tickets to the up-coming 'Tried & True Tour' concert of the winner's choice, a Meet & Greet with Clay and an autographed CD. The winning bid was $2575. Ebay FD Recap  
August 31, 2010 The PSA series for UNICEF was noted by many entertainment sites. The goal of such work is to bring greater awareness to the problem, in this case the Pakistan flood relief. Celebrities like Clay, Pete Wentz and Alyssa Milano help to expand that awareness to awider audience. PSA FD Recap Pakistan 
July 15, 2010 UNICEF posted information and a great photo from the recent Key Club convention. They provided background on the long-established connection between the two organizations. A press release officially announced the grant from CVS Caremark to the National Inclusion Project to further its inclusive programs. UNICEF website FD Recap 2010 Key Club International Convention 
January 11, 2010 Jan. 11/2010: Key Club Convention It was announced that Clay would be one of the speakers at the up-coming July 2010 'Key Club International Convention' in Memphis TN. Clay had a short message on the website: "Thanks to all Key Club members for your support of UNICEF. I am looking forward to seeing you in Memphis this summer to share more about the great work UNICEF is doing and how your support is making a huge difference in the lives of children around the world." Key Club Convention in Memphis, TN FD Recap Key Club 
December 30, 2009 The UNICEF website posted Clay's Huffington Post blog in their 'Field Notes' section the following day. They included a great photo of Clay with Somali children taken during his visit to the area. UNICEF website FD Recap Somalia and Kenya 
December 29, 2009 Dec. 29/09 Clay posted a blog/article on developments in Somalia for the Huffington Post on-line news site. Having traveled to the country in his capacity as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, he had personally seen the conditions in the country and knew of progress made and improvements still desperately needed. Huffington Post FD Recap Somalia and Kenya 
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