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10 Minutes = 1 Day of Water

Thanks for your support during World Water Month. Together people have gone over 250 million minutes without their phones to help children in need of clean water. Time donations are now inactive, but you can still go without your phone and donate to support the UNICEF Tap Project.

Take the Challenge!

Your total time will help UNICEF provide clean water and sanitation to children in need around the world.

  • 1. Visit uniceftapproject.org on your phone.
  • 2. Begin the challenge right away to see how long you can go without your smartphone.
  • 3. Donate to provide even more clean water to kids. Just $1 can provide 40 days of clean water.

Why Water?

No one can survive without water, and yet 768 million people around the world do not have safe, clean water to drink. 2.5 billion people don’t have access to a proper toilet.

It isn’t just inconvenient – it’s lethal.

Every day, 1,400 children die from diseases directly linked to unsafe water or a lack of basic sanitation facilities.

UNICEF Provides Clean Water

UNICEF works in more than 100 countries to improve access to safe water and sanitation facilities. Whether by restoring access to clean water after a disaster or promoting safe hygiene practices in schools and communities, UNICEF is on the ground helping children in need.

What is the UNICEF Tap Project?

The UNICEF Tap Project is a nationwide campaign that provides clean water and adequate sanitation to children around the world.

With just $5, UNICEF can give one child safe drinking water for 200 days.

Since 1990, more than 2.1 billion people have gained access to clean drinking water thanks to the work of UNICEF and its partners.

Our Supporters

The annual campaign was created with founding agency partner Droga5. The project is also supported by:

Founding Agency Partner Droga5 and Media Sponsor MediaVest are supporting the UNICEF Tap Project once again this year. The project is also supported by:

National Sponsor

Giorgio Armani Fragrances
For the fifth year, Giorgio Armani Fragrances returns as national sponsor of the UNICEF Tap Project through its Acqua for Life campaign. Read more.

National Media Sponsor

MediaVest
Since 2008, MediaVest has been a proud supporter of the UNICEF Tap Project, producing a national pro bono media campaign to build awareness throughout the month of March. Read more.

Premier Supporter

UNICEF’s Next Generation
A diverse group of young professionals with a shared commitment to UNICEF's future, UNICEF’s Next Generation joins the UNICEF Tap Project as time sponsor this year.

*Subject to the pledged limits from our generous donors and sponsors. See uniceftapproject.org/legal for more information. Standard data rates will apply.

Donate

Just $1 can provide 40 days of clean water.

Volunteer

Plan a fundraising activity or attend a community event.

Advocate

Make a water and sanitation a priority in U.S. foreign aid.

Water & Sanitation NewsRSS

April 1, 2014

Thank You for Supporting the UNICEF Tap Project

It was a huge success: more than 2.5 million people stayed away from their phones for nearly 250 million minutes. As this year’s UNICEF Tap Project comes to a close, we would like to thank everyone who participated, supported and sponsored the campaign — you made it happen! The UNICEF Tap Project proposed a simple […]

March 27, 2014

UNICEF Restores Access to Water in Emergencies

This month, the UNICEF Tap Project is highlighting the issue of clean water by challenging you to go without your phone. We’ve been sharing ways in which UNICEF improves access to clean water. No situation is more pressing than an emergency, when restoring access to clean water is key to preventing the spread of disease. […]

March 25, 2014

UNICEF Tap Project Supporters: Your Impact So Far

The UNICEF Tap Project mobile app challenges you to put down your phone to help provide water to a child in need. We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response since the app was released: More than 3.5 million people went without their phones for more than 170 million minutes to date. Nearly 14,100 people signed up to volunteer with the Tap […]