Unicef Tap Project

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when ZERO children die of things we can prevent and every child has a safe and healthy childhood.

The Tap Project

Go without your phone to help give clean water to children in need! UNICEF Tap Project is working to help the 768 million people around the world without access to clean water. This year you can help by taking a challenge to give up access to something far less vital than water–your cell phone. For every minute you don’t touch your phone, our sponsor can provide one day of clean water to a child in need. It’s that simple!

No one can survive without water, and yet millions around the world do not have safe, clean water to drink. 2.5 billion people don’t have access to a proper toilet. Not having these basic necessities isn’t just inconvenient–it’s lethal. Every day, 1,400 children die from diseases linked directly to unsafe water or a lack of sanitation facilities.

Take the Challenge

Your total time will help UNICEF provide clean water and sanitation to children in need around the world.

  1. Visit uniceftapproject.org on your phone.
  2. Begin the challenge right away to see how long you can go without your smartphone.
  3. Donate to provide even more clean water to kids. Just $1 can provide 40 days of clean water.

Learn more here.