Tuesday, March 24, 2009
image courtesy of Tap Project
I wanted to alert you to a cause that I think needs more recognition! Tap Project, which I learned about by belonging to The Momlogic Community.
Please join the Tap Project Group on ML and spread the word!
While you're at the Tap Project's website, be sure to Search for a participating restaurant in your area, or you can donate, or volunteer!
What is the Tap Project?
In 2007, the Tap Project was born in New York City based on a simple concept: restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free, and all funds raised would support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world.
Growing from just 300 New York City restaurants in 2007 to over 2,300 across the country in 2008, the Tap Project has quickly grown into a national movement. Restaurants, corporations, volunteers, advertising agencies, community groups, local governments and everyday diners participated to save millions of children’s lives.
During World Water Week, March 22-28, 2009, the Tap Project will once again raise vital donations and awareness for UNICEF’s water and sanitation programs. For every dollar raised, a child will have clean drinking water for 40 days. All funds raised support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world.
World Water Day
In 1992 the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22nd of each year as World Water Day. Countries are invited to devote the day to the conservation and development of water resources. As a result, conferences, round tables, seminars and exhibitions are held worldwide to promote public awareness of this global issue.
In 2007, a grassroots initiative called the Tap Project was created, which helps UNICEF provide clean water to children around the world. What started as a pilot effort in New York City has now become an internationally recognized fundraising program that operates in all 50 states. And, in years to follow, the Tap Project will be an international resource of donations for UNICEF and World Water Day.
In 2009, the UN World Water Day theme is "Shared Water–Shared Opportunities." Special focus will be placed on transboundary waters. This year on World Water Day, we call attention to the waters that cross borders and link us together. Whether we live upstream or downstream, we are all in the same boat.
Please view this video to learn more: