Last week, Andres Espana introduced ISSA to Unicef’s Tap Project, a nationwide campaign that provides the world’s children with access to safe, clean water. Every day, 22,000 children die from preventable causes. Lack of safe, clean water is the second biggest killer of these children. Right now, nearly 900 million people worldwide don’t have access to clean water. UNICEF is doing whatever it takes to change that.
During World Water Week, March 20-26, 2011, restaurants across the United States will encourage customers to donate $1 for the tap water they usually enjoy for free. With just $1, you can provide a child with safe water for 40 days.
Andres, a Tap Project coordinator from Unicef, met with ISSA last week to not only educate us on what and why Unicef does what they do, but also to rally us together to make World Water Week a success in our Los Angeles area. On Saturday, February 26th, ISSA will be going to restaurants to recruit for the cause. We will receive a short training session and materials from Andres at 1 PM, then we’ll visit Long Beach restaurants to deliver the message to restaurant owners, managers, and staff in hopes to raise thousands of dollars for children all over the world in need of water. Meeting location TBA. Please stay up to date on our Facebook event page.