March is World Water Month! Here at Swish Suits we cannot imagine a life away from the water. More than this, we cannot imagine our lives without clean water and sanitation. This month Swish Suits will participating UNICEF's Tap Project with UNICEF's Next Generation and we urge you to join us! We think that we cannot live with something as expendable as our cell phones, while millions of children lack access to clean and safe water. This is not just an inconvenience- it is lethal. Please join us in a Digital Detox. Putting your phone for 15 minutes = 40 days of clean water for 1 child. Help UNICEF USA reach it's goal of 24 million days of clean safe water for children around the world.
WHAT IT IS:
The UNICEF Tap project raises money to support UNICEF WASH Programs (water, sanitation, and hygiene.) 36 per cent of the world’s population – 2.5 billion people – lack improved sanitation facilities, and 768 million people still use unsafe drinking water sources. Unfortunately this means that waterborne illnesses are a leading cause of death for children under five, killing 1,000 children every day globally.
"UNICEF works in more than 100 countries around the world to improve water supplies and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, and to promote safe hygiene practices. We sponsor a wide range of activities and work with many partners, including families, communities, governments and like-minded organizations. In emergencies we provide urgent relief to communities and nations threatened by disrupted water supplies and disease."
HOW IT WORKS:
-Go to http://tap.unicefusa.org/ on your smart phone and click on "Take the Challenge" then PUT THE PHONE DOWN!
-Every 15 minutes that you do not touch your phone unlocks 1 day of clean water from our sponsors. (Giorgio Armani Fragrances, UNICEF's Next Gen, S'Well, and MediaVest)
-Challenge your friends! See who can go the longest without touching their phone by posting your results on social media and tagging them. I am almost positive that I will beat my Instagram addicted sister. . . Yes, Chelsea, I am calling you out!
-Donate! Just $1 can provide a child with clean water for 40 days!
You can make an impact this World Water Month. Help us to stop preventable child deaths by participating in a digital detox!