Friday, March 21, 2008

Food and Drink

After all, it's easier to help end hunger when you've got a full stomach of your own. And all that money you're going to save on dinner thanks to this little tip? Use it to help distribute clean water to the 1 billion people that don't have it!

Food: Dine around Seattle is a group of 30 restaurants offering a three-course dinner for $30. When you see the list of restaurants, you'll realize what a steal this is! Campagne, Veil, Oceanaire Seafood Room...and 27 others. Sunday through Thursday running through March (excluding Easter Sunday).

Drink: A lot of us take clean water for granted. Just like electricity, plumbing, and heat, its one of those things that you don't really think about when you have them. But 90% (!) of the world doesn't have access to clean drinking water, and 6000 children a day of thirst or a water related disease. UNICEF's TAP Project is working to change that.

Through this Saturday, a long list of restaurants around the U.S. is offering you the chance to pay $1 for the water that is usually free. For every dollar raised, a child will have 40 days of clean water. Thats a huge return on your investment.

For local readers, the list of Seattle restaurants is here.
There are 15 other cities participating, find yours here.

If you're not going out this weekend, why not do a little TAP project of your own wherever you will be? I won't be going out this weekend, but will be eating in with some friends. I'm thinking that I'll put a jar by the sink and a note on the faucet/refrigerator/water bottle to remind people to donate. UNICEF makes it super easy to turn in your contributions--just fill out this very short on-line form and pay with your card. You can also print the form and mail it in.

Have a great weekend! I hope it's filled with delicious food and refreshing ways to make a difference. --Alexa

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