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Cincinnati TAP Project

You have a great opportunity to give back next week and help save the lives of millions of children around the world. On March 16th – 22nd you can pay $1 for drinking tap water at local participating restaurants. Cincinnati is one of 16 cities (only Midwestern city other than Chicago) leading the 2008 campaign for UNICEF nationwide so we can really show our stuff on an international level.

There will be a kickoff event on Friday, March 14th at Bang Nightclub from 6:30pm-10:30pm. Overall more than 80 area restaurants (and growing) will be participating in this campaign. All of the proceeds will go to provide safe drinking water to children around the world.

“The second largest killer of children around the world is lack of safe drinking water. One dollar pays for one child to have clean drinking water for 40 days!”

This campaign started last year in New York City only (raising around $100k with 300 participating restaurants in 1 day), and has now grown to 16 cities leading the charge for an extended weeklong campaign. Next year it is planned to go global using these 16 cities as the benchmarks.
Sixteen cities participating:
Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New Orleans, New York City, Portland, Richmond, San Diego, San Francisco, Columbia, and Seattle.
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By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.