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The UNICEF Tap Project challenges you to put down your phone and help save children’s lives. This year’s initiative provided clean, safe water for children around the world by encouraging you to stop texting, calling, emailing, tweeting and posting -- and challenge your friends to do the same. Millions of children around the globe do not have safe, clean water to drink, and the lack of this basic necessity is not merely inconvenient — it can be lethal. Time donations are now inactive, but you can still go without your phone and donate to support the UNICEF Tap Project.


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Today's Total

2.7 Years

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100 all time 200 today

top state: Idaho

UNICEF Provides More
Than Just Clean Water

The UNICEF Tap Project is a nationwide campaign that provides clean water and adequate sanitation to children around the world. Currently, UNICEF works in more than 100 countries around the world to improve access to safe water and sanitation facilities in schools and communities and to promote safe hygiene practices.

See what UNICEF has accomplished. Projects include urgent care in the Philippines where UNICEF so far has provided water kits, water treatment products, portable toilets, and hygiene kits to hundreds of thousands of people in need.

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Time donations are now inactive, but you can still go without your phone and donate to support the UNICEF Tap Project.

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National Partner

For the 6th year, Giorgio Armani Fragrances returned as national partner of the UNICEF Tap Project through its Acqua for Life campaign. The company donated $5 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for each Acqua di Giò & Acqua di Gioia fragrance sold in the US from March 1-31, 2015, and $1 for each Acqua for Life bracelet purchased from March 1-June 30, 2015.

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Proud Supporter

UNICEF's Next Generation, a diverse group of young professionals with a shared commitment to UNICEF's future, joined the UNICEF Tap Project once again this year. The group fundraised and donated funding equivalent to one day of water for a child in need every fifteen minutes users go without their phone, up to $150,000, throughout March 2015.

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Proud Supporter

S’well® was proud to support the UNICEF Tap Project for first time in 2015. With a $100,000 donation, S’well helped the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s campaign for clean water bring access to safe water to the world’s most vulnerable children.

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Proud Supporter

MediaVest is part of Starcom MediaVest Group and one of the leading, full-service media specialist companies. Since 2008, MediaVest has been a proud supporter of the UNICEF Tap Project, placing the UNICEF Tap Project in various media throughout the nation during World Water Month.

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Promotional Supporter

Modern Assembly is a New York-based technology company that builds products and experiences at the intersection of data, behavior and culture. The company designed and developed the mobile experience for this year’s UNICEF Tap Project.

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