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The Tap Project

Did you know this week is World Water Week?

Well, I had no idea myself. Last night, my sweet hubby took me to a fabulous restaurant for a belated birthday dinner. We ordered some tap water, in addition to our wine, and were asked if we'd be interested in donating to the Tap Project. After learning that the money collected will be used to provide clean drinking water for people who don't have it, we said, "Sure." In fact, it made me feel a little guilty about all that delicious food I'd just consumed... when there are people who don't even have clean drinking water.

Well, feeling guilty isn't going to help anybody, so I decided I would do a little research into the Tap Project, and post about it on my blog. And with my huge fanbase, well, the world will have clean drinking water in no time. Not really...I know. But maybe this will reach a few readers, and together we can make a teensy-tiny bit of difference.

"During World Water Week, March 22-28, 2009, the Tap Project will once again raise vital donations and awareness for UNICEF’s water and sanitation programs. For every dollar raised, a child will have clean drinking water for 40 days. All funds raised support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world." ... Tap Project ® Homepage

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There are thousands of restaurants participating in World Water Week - check out the Tap Project Homepage for details. You can also support this campaign by making a donation in several other ways. I think the following method is so up-to-date (and easy!)...

You can donate to the Tap Project using your cellphone.

Just text "TAP" to UNICEF (864233) to make a $5 donation, and a one-time charge of $5 will be added to your phone bill. If you're able to give more, you can text "TAP" up to 5 times per billing cycle (to donate $10, $15, $20, or $25.)

If you're not currently able to make a financial donation, you can support the Tap Project by spreading awareness about this worthy cause. For updates, follow @tapproject on Twitter.

Note: UNICEF Ambassador Joel Madden will be speaking about the Tap Project on Larry King Live tonight.