March 21-27, 2010 marks UNICEF’s annual “World Water Week”, where restaurants all over the country will be asking guests to donate money for the tap water they consume. Even $1 will supply a child with safe water for 40 days.
The project started in 2007 with just 300 restaurants in NYC, but now has spread to thousands.
All of the funds raised go to UNICEF’s water, sanitation and hygiene programs, with the goal of bringing clean water to millions across 100 different countries.
Their website is full of troubling statistics: of the 900 million people who don’t have access to clean water; half are children, water-borne illnesses are the second leading cause of preventable death in children, 4,100 children die per day from water-related illnesses and the list goes on. Get out and do your part.