In 1992, The U.N. General Assembly declared March 22nd World Water Day to call attention to the global issue of availability of clean drinking water. While potable tap water is abundant in some countries, more than 2 billion people worldwide don't have regular access to clean drinking water.
In 2007, a grassroots organization launched the Tap Project in New York City to help raise awareness and dollars for the campaign, and now the program going nationwide this year. Here's how it works: from March 16 - 22, participating restaurants will invite diners to donate at least $1 when they order tap water that would customarily be served for free. All the funds will be collected and donated to UNICEF who, with that $1, can provide a child with clean drinking water for 40 days.
Want to get involved? Visit the Tap Project website for more information and to find a restaurant near you that's participating.
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