In keeping with the awareness theme this week, whether it be Multiple Sclerosis or lizards in salads (*blurg*), a co-worker forwarded me a link to another worthy semi-food related starting next week.
Unicef’s Tap Week is teaming with a host of the nation’s restaurants to try and provide clean drinking water to children in third world nations. Between March 16-22, participating restaurants will be asking $1.00 for a glass of tap water which will be donated to Unicef. Chicago has quite a few restaurants helping out.
From the Tap Project site:
To address this situation, a nationwide effort is launching during World Water Week called the Tap Project, a campaign that celebrates the clean and accessible tap water available as an every day privilege to millions, while helping UNICEF provide safe drinking water to children around the world.
The Tap Project.
Beginning Sunday, March 16 through Saturday, March 22, restaurants will invite their customers to donate a minimum of $1 for the tap water they would normally get for free. For every dollar raised, a child will have clean drinking water for 40 days.
Even if you don’t live in the Chicago area, there’s probably a restaurant near you joining with Unicef to provide clean water. Why not help out if you can? You can also donate online.