When you take water, give water and support the UNICEF Tap Project

NEW YORK (February 13, 2012) Now in its sixth year, the award-winning UNICEF Tap Project once again offers thousands of volunteers, restaurants, partners and individuals across the nation the opportunity to help provide the world's children with safe, clean water. During World Water Week, March 19–25, dining patrons can pay $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free at participating restaurants.

Building back better in New Orleans

As an employee of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, I often hear stories about how our work helps children in far-away places. Togo, Vietnam, Haiti and the Central African Republic are just a few of the countries that have directly benefitted from my work on the UNICEF Tap Project. However, as a former teacher in the New York City Public School system, I am all-too-familiar with the ways in which poverty deeply affects children here in the United States as well.

Brand new for the 2011 UNICEF Tap Project...

It's World Water Week, time for our annual campaign UNICEF Tap Project. We are very excited about some new additions to the program as well as the national attention and excitement you may have seen in the media, on Facebook and in the twitterverse! Brand new this year, the UNICEF Tap Project steps up its inclusion of celebrity support with the introduction of "Celebrity Tap."

2010 UNICEF Tap Project launches to help provide safe water to children worldwide

Musician Pete Wentz to serve as campaign spokesperson

NEW YORK (March 11, 2010) Now in its fourth year, the UNICEF Tap Project, a grassroots initiative from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, returns to cities nationwide during World Water Week 2010 (March 21-27). The UNICEF Tap Project invites individuals to donate $1 or more for tap water at participating restaurants or online at tapproject.org to provide clean water to children around the world.

Hero or Zero?

"From zero to hero""we're all probably familiar with the concept. Even as children, with towels standing in as our billowing capes, and hole-punched newspaper for our custom-fitted masks, we aspire to rise from zero to hero.

But UNICEF is putting a spin on this idea by presenting zero as the new hero. Zero is what it means to save lives. You see, everyday, 25,000 children die from preventable diseases. UNICEF is working to get that number to zero. One way is through the TAP project, which raises money to get safe, clean drinking water to kids around the world. So it turns out that everyday heroes"like TAP project volunteers" believe in zero.

Hero or Zero? You no longer have to choose.