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.
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. http://www.tapproject.org/
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.