Do Something favorite Pete Wentz is the new national spokesperson for UNICEF’s 2010 Tap Project, an initiative to make a difference in the lives of children who lack clean drinking water. Pete joins a list of previous A-list spokespeople including Sarah Jessica Parker, Lucy Liu, and Joel and Benji Madden in supporting a project that will encourage individuals to donate $1 or more for the tap water they drink while dining in restaurants during World Water Week.
All the funds raised will go towards supporting UNICEF’s sanitation and hygiene programs to make clean drinking water a reality for more children in countries like Guatemala, Haiti, Vietnam, and Togo. The Tap Project has already raised $1.5 million for the cause since its creation in 2007.
Wentz said, “Water is something that we as Americans often take for granted but the reality is, the lack of clean and accessible drinking water kills 4,100 children under the age of five every day…” The musician’s voice to the campaign will help further awareness about the global water crisis, especially considering he’s been a long-time advocate for the cause, even filming a PSA for Do Something!
We can’t wait to see what kind of exciting things will be happening during this year’s World Water Week! Mark your calendars: the movement will take place from March 21-27. That’s just around the corner, so find out how you can get a restaurant involved, become a volunteer, and spread the word about the very serious lack of clean water worldwide.