::Clay Aiken Raises $181,783 For Children

From Raleigh Chronicle Staff & Wire Reports
Weekend Of May 6, 2007

RALEIGH - Through his fan network around the world, Raleigh resident and recording artist Clay Aiken has raised nearly $181,783 for children in war-torn Afghanistan.

The "$100,000 in 10 days" campaign was completed online at the end of April, after Aiken returned from a United Nations goodwill tour of Afghanistan.

The campaign reached half its goal in only a couple of days and had no problem raising well over the intended goals.  The total amount raised was $139,778, as of April 18th and another $40,000+ after that, for a total of $181,783.

According to Aiken's website, the money will be used in Afghanistan to provide medical supplies, text books and meet other urgent needs.

"On my trip, I met Fwazia. She is 11 years old. Fwazia attends a unique school where boys and girls from grades 1-9 share classes and study in the open. The school is in urgent need of funding to buy tents and materials to build a new school. This will give more children the opportunity to go to school," said Aiken in the campaign drive.

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::Clay Aiken Raises $181,783 For Children

From Raleigh Chronicle Staff & Wire Reports
Weekend Of May 6, 2007

RALEIGH - Through his fan network around the world, Raleigh resident and recording artist Clay Aiken has raised nearly $181,783 for children in war-torn Afghanistan.

The "$100,000 in 10 days" campaign was completed online at the end of April, after Aiken returned from a United Nations goodwill tour of Afghanistan.

The campaign reached half its goal in only a couple of days and had no problem raising well over the intended goals.  The total amount raised was $139,778, as of April 18th and another $40,000+ after that, for a total of $181,783.

According to Aiken's website, the money will be used in Afghanistan to provide medical supplies, text books and meet other urgent needs.

"On my trip, I met Fwazia. She is 11 years old. Fwazia attends a unique school where boys and girls from grades 1-9 share classes and study in the open. The school is in urgent need of funding to buy tents and materials to build a new school. This will give more children the opportunity to go to school," said Aiken in the campaign drive.

For more details on Clay Aiken's trip to Afghanistan, click here::

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::Clay Aiken Raises $181,783 For Children
 
Through his fan network around the world, Raleigh resident and recording artist Clay Aiken has raised nearly $181,783 for children in war-torn Afghanistan.  Through UNICEF, Aiken visited the children of the country last month and saw firsthand their needs.

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