March 22 through March 28, diners at many local restaurants will be encouraged to donate $1 for tap water they usually enjoy for free in support of UNICEF’s Tap Project for World Water Week.
Volunteer Gwen Goodkin has spearheaded the effort to bring this annual event to Charlottesville for the first time. Participating restaurants had to pledge a minimum of $50, $250 or $500 to be collected from patrons that week.
Kudos to Cassis, which pledged at the maximum $500 level, and a hearty cheer for the other eateries who are participating:
Aromas, Bang!, Biltmore Grill, Bizou, Blue Moon Diner, Bluegrass Grill, Boar’s Head Old Mill Room, Cassis, College Inn, Downtown Grille, Duner’s, Eppie’s, The Flat, Fleurie, Horse & Hound, Hotcakes, Il Cane Pazzo, Petit Pois, Rapture, Revolutionary Soup, The Box, Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, X Lounge, Zinc, and Zocalo.
In addition to all this goodness, the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation has lined up donors to match the funds raised at the restaurants.
The matched funds will be used to benefit the Rivanna Conservation Society’s youth education programs.
Diners can donate $1 towards UNICEF’s Tap Project.