In order to provide safe drinking water to underprivileged societies, the Tap Project is asking diners to pay for tap water that would normally be offered for free. Many restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area are taking part in the project, which asks diners to donate a minimum of $1 for the tap water. The fundraiser started on March 16th and lasts through World Water Day, March 22. If you happen to be dining at a participating restaurant, would you be okay with buying tap water?
Tomorrow is the U.N. World Water Day, which is in place to help spread awareness of a global health issue that not everyone has clean, safe drinking water available to them. A few hundred NYC eateries are getting on board to help spread the awareness too.
Diners at 225 restaurants around the city will be asked to pay $1 for the tap water that arrives with their meal. Since many of us take the availability of drinking water for granted, as it is free and readily available; $1 is something small we can all do. The money raised will be donated to UNICEF's Tap Project, an initiative aimed at bringing fresh, safe water to the children of the developing world. If you live in NYC and you're going to be eating out tomorrow, get water instead of a coke. You'll be taking in way less calories and you're helping to support a good cause.
Don't live in NYC? There are many other ways to support the cause and provide funds for getting safe drinking water around the globe. My personal favorite is Charityis.org, where 100 percent of your donation goes to freshwater well projects in Africa and just $20 can provide clean water to someone who needs it for 15 years.