The Tap Project

One of the many humanitarian projects that Clay Aiken has been involved with is called The Tap Project.

The Tap Project started in 2007 in New York City. It was a simple concept: restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they would usually enjoy for free. All the funds that were raised went to support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world.

In 2007, 300 New York City restaurants participated and it grew to over 2, 300 across the country in 2008. The Tap Project has grown into a national movement that involves restaurants, corporations, community groups, local governments, volunteers and everyday diners. Each has a goal to save the lives of millions of children.

UNICEF Ambassador, Clay Aiken

UNICEF Ambassador, Clay Aiken

During World Water Week, March 22-28, 2009, The Tap Project will again raise donations and awareness for UNICEF’s water and sanitation programs. Did you know that for every dollar raised, a child will have clean drinking water for 40 days? The money raised is put to good use by UNICEF to help millions of children around the world.

At this time, UNICEF provides access to safe water and sanitation facilities and promotes safe hygiene in more than 90 countries. By the year 2015, UNICEF expects to reduce the number of people without safe water and basic sanitation by 50%.

Why not join Clay Aiken and be a volunteer for UNICEF’s Tap Project. The event is coming up soon and they are still need Tap Project City Coordinators to help plan and implement the Tap Project in many locations. According to the UNICEF website; “These positions offer volunteers a unique and exciting opportunity to shape their UNICEF Volunteer experience and the Tap Project in their communities, while gaining valuable leadership and nonprofit management skills.” All UNICEF volunteers must fill out a form and register. For more information, log onto the UNICEF Website.

Most Clay Aiken fans have been generous towards all his humanitarian projects. This is an opportunity to participate by volunteering time to this unique and exciting project.

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11 thoughts on “The Tap Project

  1. It boggles the mind that in this day and age there are so many without the basic necessity of clean water.

    Even if you can’t volunteer, now is the time to research – find out if there is a restaurant near you that is participating. Save those pennies and make it a night to remember! For only $1 you can save a life – what an amazing concept.

    Off to the UNICEF site and thanks!!

  2. What a great project and something we can all do in our own communities! Kudos to UNICEF, Clay and all the volunteers that do such wonderful work so that the children of the world can have something as fundamental as clean water.

  3. What a wonderful cause! And for such an essential need. A thing that should be an absolute given and a no-brainer.

    And when I think about the $20 a month we pay to my utility company just for the service of having it… versus the $2 of water that we actually consume. Hmmm. I feel a correspondence coming on…

  4. I will be researching for the restaurants in my area to see who is participating.
    This is such a great cause!

  5. It is amazing that so many people don’t have the simplest of things-clean water. This is a
    great way to raise money for this cause and it is only $1.00. I think it is wonderful that Clay is bringing attention to this matter.

  6. Such a wonderful cause–hope that restaurants in my area will participate. I will try to do my part by spreading the word.

  7. Not only is Clay a great advocate for people in need…His fans are the best…Generous and always supporting his causes….

    I am so proud to be a Clay Aiken fan…

  8. I try to do my part as well and any amount is appreciated by UNICEF. IF we all helped in our little way, the world would be a better place.

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