Former Disney star Selena Gomez is using Twitter to rally support for UNICEF’s Tap Project.
The award-winning Tap Project, now in its sixth year, is based on the concept, “When you take water, give water,” and asks restaurant patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they typically enjoy for free. The Tap Project is returning during World Water Week, March 19-25. All funds raised go to support UNICEF’s mission to bring clean water to the millions of children around the world who don’t have access to it. The funds from the 2012 Tap Project will specifically target Togo, Vietnam, Mauritania, and Cameroon.
Gomez tweeted, “Hey Guys! The UNICEF USA Tap Project kicks into high gear next week. Donate or sign up to VOLUNTEER!!!…”
The Tap Project has raised nearly $3 million in the US since its inception and helped provide clean water for millions of children globally. UNICEF hopes to reduce the number of people without basic sanitation and access to clean water in developing countries by 50% by 2015. This will help save children from waterborne illnesses, the second highest cause of preventable childhood deaths.
For more information or to get involved, please visit The Tap Project.