The United Nations Childrenís Fund (UNICEF) and youth volunteers from the American Red Cross Santa Monica chapter are working together to promote the TAP Project, Sunday through Saturday, March 22nd through 28th, an effort to help provide safe, potable, drinking water to children all over the world.

The TAP Project asks people who are dining out in local restaurants to donate $1 or more to the TAP Project for every glass of free ìtapî water they drink during their meals. When dining in a participating TAP restaurant, one can learn more about UNICEFís work in providing clean and safe drinking water to children around the world.

Red Cross representatives said youths are canvassing the city, signing up restaurants and helping to coordinate TAP activities.

A benefit concert, ìTAP with a Beat,î is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21st, at the World Peace Ikeda Auditorium, 525 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica.

All tickets are $10, with proceeds benefiting UNICEF. Tickets can be purchased on-line in advance at, or at the door via Text-to-Tap.

All donations to the Tap Project will support UNICEF water programs which provide clean, safe drinking water to children around the world. A direct credit card donation to the cause can also be made at