by Michael Parrish DuDell
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If I told the average person that Clay Aiken was working with the Tap Project, most would probably assume it involved a cane, top hat and a shuffle, shuffle, flap. But they’d be WRONG!

The Tap Project is a program that raises money for UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world by asking restaurant patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free. For every dollar raised, a child will have clean drinking water for 40 days. That’s pretty frigin incredible, right?

Check out Clay on the video below and make sure you stop by to find out how YOU can get involved!


  • Flo

    That’s wonderful that Clay Aiken uses his celebrity to do good in this world. I’ll have to check out to see what I can do to help.

  • Bette Lewis

    The Tap project is a wonderful way to provide clean drinking water, which we take for granted, to the millions of children around the world. God bless Clay Aiken for his devotion to UNICEF and the children of the world and God Bless UNICEF for the work that they do.

  • Kim

    Clay Aiken looks like a teacher in that video . How cute are those kids !

    Thanks for making me aware of this important project .

  • Anastasia

    Glad to hear the project will take place again this year. We purposely sought out restaurants in our area last time and plan to do it again. Money well spent. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Sasha

    Great work Thanks

  • Cecelia

    Clay Aiken makes me sick. He thinks that by getting favorable publicity such as this, everybody who is offended by his obscene photos that are all over the internet will forget about them. I, for one, will NOT forget those horribe photos of him grabbing a woman’s breasts (actually, there are two photos like that, with diffrent females, but some say the first one of a few years ago was Photoshopped) and him making an obscene gesture to his boyfriend. I’d think any organization that was represented by Aiken would be ashamed and embarrassed. Aiken, himself, should be ashamed and embarrassed.

  • Terry

    Clay Aiken was lucky to get this gig as UNICEF ambassador. Now it’s time to let someone else with a better image have the job.

  • George

    Cecelia and Terry……..AGAIN?? You have so much fun clicking on sites that mention Clay so you can say crazy things. It is interesting to follow your paths of hatred. Even when you change names, its still you!!! Anyone with any brains at all knows that this article is about the importance of the Tap Project, not your little obsession of Clay. Get a life!!!

    I for one, will be going to a restaurant that supports the Tap project.

  • Katy

    TAP is such a worthwhile project to help bring clean water, therefore, health to the children of the world. He and the other spokespersons involved are doing a great job for UNICEF!!

  • Rita

    I haven’t seen this video! What a great cause to support. I’ll be sure to go to the Tap Project site to see how I can participate. I’m really impressed with the work Clay has been doing with UNICEF.

  • luluasst

    I admire Clay Aiken for being an advocate for children everywhere for many many years – way before he was on American Idol – he has been a Unicef ambassador for at least 5 years now. How many of the people leaving comments here have actually supported unicef? I’ve done so for decades and will continue to do so.

  • rs

    Clay Aiken has always had an interest in making a difference where he can. He’s been successful. He has a few detractors who can’t stand that and follow his name around on the internet to leave rude comments. What have they done for charity lately? Ignore their ignorant comments.

  • Sally

    UNICEF is lucky to have Clay Aiken as an ambassador. He has risked his life numerous times to travel and spread awareness of the deplorable conditions that children around the world face. I’ll be very happy to support Clay and UNICEF in all of their efforts.

  • Helene

    Thanks Clay for all your hard work helping children on behalf of UNICEF!

  • Goldie

    Cecelia – If you dislike Clay so much, why on earth do you spend time googling him and finding all these pictures? Find some other hobby, you’ll feel better!!

    Bless those that are involved in this wonderful project. The children of the world need our help.

    Say, that’s what you could do, Cecelia – volunteer to help a child. Let go of the hate and distribute some love.

  • Bonnie

    The Tap Project is a wonderful way to help developing nations with this major health issue. Thanks to all the people who do the work, especially someone like Clay Aiken, who could just as easily sit at home and make stupid remarks about those doing the work, but instead has chosen the help.

  • Cecilia

    I sincerely apologize for my earlier comment. I looked for obscene photos and found out that I was lied to. Please forgive me.

  • Jan

    This is a great project and UNICEF is blessed to have Clay Aiken as an Ambassador.

  • cyndy

    Glad to see that Clay is continuing his great work with UNICEF.

  • corinne

    Clay Aiken has always believed in the need for celebs to do something positive for humanity. He personifies love, but some are too hateful to see that. UNICEF has sent him to some of the most dangerous areas on the planet, and he willingly goes where he is asked. The world would be a better place if more were like him.

  • Mariam

    I am very proud of Clay for working with UNICEF to bring some relief to the children.
    Great job Mr. Aiken.

  • Josh

    Again, thanks Clay and thanks Unicef for the wonderful work that you do around the world. It is much appreciated and it is something that I can do to help also.

  • kit

    Clay Aiken is one in a million, and we’re blessed to have him in our lives. He is doing everything in his power to help the disadvantaged children of the world. It’s a shame that “Haters” follow every post about him to spread lies, smear him and his good works, and destroy him and his career. How sad!

  • Pat

    As always, kudos to UNICEF for the important work they do in improving the lives of children around the world.

    And kudos to a celebrity like Clay Aiken in helping to bring things like the TAP project to the public’s attention.

  • CrystalClear

    A friend remembered that I was a big fan of Clay Aiken during AI2 and sent me this link. Sounds like a fantastic project. It astounds me that children die because they do not have clean water. God, I am so spoiled. Makes my problems seem almost silly.