Wednesday, April 08, 2009

TAP Project

As we're focusing on WATER this month of celebrating and preserving the earth, 
here's another water movement:

UNICEF'S Tap Project.

What is it?

Well, you may have seen the billboards around town asking you to text to support the cause (and you can still do that--details about TAP texting here), so here's the full scoop. During World Water Week (March 21-28), you could go to a restaurant and pay $1 for the tap water you'd normally enjoy for free. That buck would go to helping the world water crisis.  

According to TAP,
*"Every day, 4,200 children die of water-related diseases.
*Nearly 900 million people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water."

Even though that water-focused week is over, you can still learn more from UNICEF's water and sanitation page and support the work it does:

"$10 can provide 400 children with enough clean drinking water for one day.

$61 can provide a small scale water filter intended to provide safe drinking water to small groups or families.

$150 provides 2,500 packets of Oral Rehydration Salts to help save the lives of children suffering from diarrheal dehydration due to drinking contaminated water."

It doesn't take too much to make a huge difference.

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