Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:21 AM EDT
By praveen narayan
UNICEF's World Water Week, to be held from March 19 to March 25, is expected to create awareness and find donors and volunteers to identify and support the cause of providing water to the 780 million people who don't have safe drinking water.
In the U.S., UNICEF USA's flagship Tap Project is expected to raise funds and find volunteers to help people get access to safe water.
According to the Tap Project, people visiting restaurants will be requested to donate $1 as their acknowledgement for safe drinking water available to them. The $1 provided by each patron can be used to provide a child safe drinking water for 40 days or provide 40 children with safe drinking water for a day.
In its sixth year running, the Tap Project has been able to contribute $3 million for providing safe drinking water to scores of people around the globe. The funds collected through the 2012 Tap Project program will be used for providing water to Togo, Vietnam, Mauritania, and Cameroon.
UNICEF celebrates World Water Day on March 22.
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