As I write this, I am just 6 minutes away from providing clean drinking water for a day to children in need. I mean, it really does not get much easier to Do Good than this! Thanks to the UNICEF TAP PROJECT and their sponsors, if you just put your cell phone down for 10 minutes, they will provide clean drinking water to a child for one day. Wow, now I am only 4 minutes away...
768 Million people around the world do not have access to clean drinking water. In year 2014, that is almost impossible to comprehend, but sadly very true. The UNICEF TAP Project looks to raise money and awareness regarding the problems that millions face just trying to get clean drinking water each day.
This year they have come up with a brilliant mobile web site that raises money and awareness for the issue of clean drinking water. Simple head over to the UNICEF TAP Project page on your cell phone. You will then be asked to put down your phone for 10 minutes, just to see what it is like to go without something. No apps to download, no signups, no emails, no Facebook Likes - you simply visit the site and click Go.
While your phone is on the table, the web site is showing statistics and information about access to clean water. It is absolutely brilliant because you can't pick up your phone for the 10 minutes so they have your complete attention. No distractions - your major distraction device transforms into a clean water education device for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes, a sponsor donates the money to provide the clean drinking water.
In the time it took me to write this post, I have provide clean drinking water to a child in need, just by putting my phone down. You can do the same, it takes 10 minutes and costs absolutely nothing.