The University of Montana students for UNICEF will be hosting a fundraiser event called “The Griz for UNICEF Tap Project” during the World Water Month in March. The UNICEF Tap Project takes place each year during World Water Week, which in 2012 is March 19 through March 25, encompassing March 22, the United Nations' World Water Day.

According to the UNICEF website:

In 2007, the UNICEF Tap Project was born in New York City based on a simple, tangible and easy-to-implement concept: restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free, and all funds raised would support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world.

A glass of water...there’s nothing more basic but during the World Water month, a glass of water isn’t just a vessel that carries water, it is a vessel that carries hope for the 900 million people without clean safe water. It will have the power to multiply and to travel all the way around the world to kids in need. Because in march, paying just $1 for the water you normally get for free will help UNICEF to provide water for 40 children and we will get closer to a World where 0 children will die from preventable causes. It’s easy to help! When you take water, you give water! I glass of water can do so much! All it needs is you!

The concept is basic and compelling: “When You Take Water, Give Water.” so please, help Griz for UNICEF for this great cause by giving a dollar or more either directly to Griz for UNICEF located on Campus (find us on facebook) or when you'll go to the restaurants affiliated to the campaign, or submit your donation at

Griz for UNICEF will be selling their t-shirts (short and long sleeves) and hoodies! 2012 UNICEF Tap Project Funds will specifically target Togo, Vietnam, Mauritania, and Cameroon.