Pay $1 for Tap Water During World Water Week, Save Childrens' Lives (Video)

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Tap water at restaurants in the US is usually free, but UNICEF is encouraging restaurants across the country to ask patrons for a $1 donation for their free tap water this week. It is World Water Week, and the donations will go to UNICEF to help save the lives of children in areas where access to water is either difficult, or downright dangerous to health. How can you make a difference this week when you dine out? Read on -- it's easier than you think.

The annual UNICEF Tap Project is appealing to celebrities, restaurants, volunteers and corporations to help raise support for UNICEF's efforts to provide access to clean, safe water for children. This year, the funds will go to programs in Togo, the Central African Republic, and Vietnam.

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As far as celebrities go, UNICEF is on target. All you have to do is "like" a page on Facebook to make a difference thanks to Giorgio Armani: "From March 1-31, Giorgio Armani Fragrances will donate $1 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for each Acqua di GiĆ² for Men and Acqua di Gioia for Women spray cologne or gift set purchased in the U.S., and $1 for the first 250,000 people who "like" the Acqua for Life page on Facebook."

But you can do even more.

"During World Water Week (March 20 -26, 2011) restaurants across the United States will encourage patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free... With the commitment of 5,000 volunteers and 1,000 participating restaurants, and the launching of 500 local events and activities, the UNICEF Tap Project will continue to save countless children's lives."

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You can check out a map of participating restaurants at UNICEF's Tap Project website, as well as get your local restaurants involved.

It's a really simple way to help make a difference during World Water Week.

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