Thursday, March 13, 2008

Water Water Everywhere

Coleridge knew the importance of fresh, clean water.

After I've worked a busy 12 hour shift without stopping enough to drink, I know it too.

So I'm really excited and happy to post about this event. The Tap Project is partnering with UNICEF to raise money to provide clean water to more children throughout the world. Did you know that lack of clean and accessible drinking water is the second largest worldwide killer of children under five.

Here's the info: 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. For a list of restaurants in your area, visit the website.

Drink Up!


Sara said...

What a cool program! Thanks for sharing the info.

Marie said...

This is a great idea, because it not only raises money, but it helps keep in the front of people's minds how basic the needs of so many people are and how amazing a blessing it is to be able to twist a knob and have drinkable water magically flow out at any time of night or day. Unfortunately it doesn't look like there are any participating restaurants near me, but it wouldn't be much harder to just donate a few dollars to UNICEF.

BTW, you should know that your name has come up for Monday night church cleanup duty in the 19th Ward. It was even printed in the Sacrament program, so that means it's SERIOUS. You'd better book your flight back to UT immediately or you won't make it back in time!

Hey, It's Ansley said...

Hilarious! I guess they figured out I never cleaned the chapel while I actually lived there and are trying to make me pay up.

Ninny Beth said...

This is really cool. Have you heard about microlending? I just learned about it on sunday and I'm hooked...empowering people and giving them the tools to live is such important work.

Thanks for being such a social maven, ansley! Always!

Hey, It's Ansley said...

KaRyn - The fabulous Marie told me about, very cool idea. I really need to participate. It is so easy to make a big difference these days, there's really no excuse for me not to.