UNICEF app provides the needy with clean water; here's how you can help

UNICEF app provides the needy with clean water; here's how you can help
What if we told you that you could change the world for the better with the help of a simple application? That's absolutely possible thanks to UNICEF and its Tap Project for bringing clean water to people in need. The campaign has its own web-based mobile app, which allows anyone with a smart mobile device to participate. This is done by leaving the application running in a web browser window, all the while resisting the temptation of touching your smartphone or tablet – for every 10 minutes that you spend without your device, the Tap Project's sponsor will donate enough money to provide a day's worth of clean water to a needy child.

For the month of March, up to $75 000 will be donated by Giorgio Armani Fragrances, one of the campaign's sponsors, based on the amount of time volunteers have invested in the Tap Project web application. Each minute a participant spends away from their device is worth $.0025. We know it doesn't seem like much, but if, let's say, you leave your smartphone or tablet active overnight, you'll raise enough funds to provide an impoverished family with fresh water for well over a week. And that would be a noble deed, given that 768 million people around the world have to live without access to clean water.

To participate in the UNICEF Tap Project, visit the campaign's web site from your mobile device. 


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7 Comments

1. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I wish I had enough money to donate some of it to these people :(

3. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Me too.. I used to despise MS for all they bs, but when I first heard of Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, I really try to convince people to use MS products (excepts for IE =[).

6. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yeah :) I really like when companies come forward to help the ones left behind. I mean if u are making the world a better place then why not make it for everyone and not just for the rich *cough* *apple* *cough*..

2. docxx

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

great idea! I already downloaded the app, sometime it's so easy to help.

7. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Where can you download the app?

4. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

I hope this is real, but it has the flavor of those emails that tell you if you forward a message to a bunch of people, some company will make a donation.

5. SamsungELITE unregistered

a must thing to do instead of wasting your time doing something that is useless or non sense at all, you can help the thousands of people in a little way you can through this. Good job UNICEF!

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