It is World Water Week this week and local Chicago restaurants are teaming up to raise money for UNICEF and the enormously important task of providing clean drinking water to people in need. Water is something I think most of us take for granted but it is something that none of us can live without.
By requesting tap water instead of bottled at these restaurants through Sat, you can add $1 to your bill and that will go towards providing clean drinking water to people in need. Your donation will provide a child with 40 days of safe potable drinking water.
The lack of clean drinking water is the problem in many places. Without water treatment plants, many diseases are transmitted through water. Every 15 seconds, someone dies of a waterborne illness and 90% of deaths are children under the age of 5. Thirst Relief International is an organization also dedicated to providing clean drinking water to people in need. Check out these statistics for more information on this crisis and what you can do.