Tap week is a week long celebration of the availability and access of clean water and sanitation facilities. During World Water Week each year the Tap Project is launched at restaurants across the country to raise money for clean water projects in developing countries. Restaurant servers ask patrons to donate $1 for the tap water they normally drink for free emphasizing that just $1 brings clean water to one child for 40 days. The Tap Project is also visible through events hosted in cities nationwide that also raise money for clean water projects.
Nearly 900 million people do not have access to clean water; one in five are children. The lack of clean and accessible water is the second largest killer of children under five years old worldwide. Tap Project fundraising goes directly to UNICEF's Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Program, a proven program for providing sustainable solutions to water, sanitation, and hygiene challenges.
(UNICEF photos used courtesy of Vanessa)