This Month Give a Child the Gift of Clean Water
Whether you’re a foodie or a beauty buff, you can support UNICEF’s efforts to give kids safe, clear water.
Here in the United States, the vast majority of us don’t give fresh water a second thought. We gulp it down after a morning run, splash it onto our faces, and cook our meals with it (when we’re not vegging out with a TV dinner). But according to UNICEF, a non-profit that has aided countless disadvantaged children, 4,000 young people across the globe die from waterborne illnesses every single day.
Bettys, this is a no-brainer: innocent kids shouldn’t have to live in a world where water kills. That’s why UNICEF created the Tap Project, which brings volunteers and partners together in the month of March to give children access to clean water.
To throw your support behind this project, which is now in its sixth year, you can purchase Giorgio Armani Fragrances. Throughout March 2012, the brand will donate $1 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for each Acqua di Giò for Men or Acqua di Gioia for Women spray cologne or gift set purchased nationwide. Or, if you splurge on a 10 ml Acqua di Gioia Rollerball eau de parfum, every cent of the retail price up to $15 will support the UNICEF fund.
For the foodie do-gooders out there, you can pay for your tap water at a participating restaurant through World Water Week. From March 19-25, 2012, donate $1 or more to give disadvantaged little ones the gift of safe water. It only takes $1 to provide a child with clean water for 40 days.
And if you need another reason to give to the campaign, The Hunger Games’ Lenny Kravitz just made a PSA for the project.
Remember, gals (and Hunger Games fans): it only takes $1 to put the odds back in a child’s favor.
Diana Denza is a regular contributor to BettyConfidential.