So here’s something pretty cool. Now through the 25th (it’s World Water Week!), UNICEF is partnering with 100 restos in Chicago to raise a bunch of dough (like $1 mil nation-wide) to provide clean drinking water for kiddos in Vietnam, Togo, Cameroon and Mauritania (which is apparently in NW Africa… I had to google it). The way they’re doing it is by asking the patrons of the participating restaurants to donate $1 for the tap water that they’re drinking that would normally be free. That’s it. Just a buck. For every dollar that’s donated, a kid in one of the beneficiary countries (which changes every year, depending) will get clean drinking water for 40 days. Man, can you imagine not having clean water at our immediate disposal?! Awful! So donate.
They’re also throwing a party… this Friday… which, obviously, interests me… I’ll be attending. Tickets are only $50 if you get them ahead of time, which is pretty inexpensive relative to other fundraisers ’round these parts. It includes food, drink, silent auction and cooking demos. Sounds like fun, no? One of the participating chefs is Dale Levitski, you know, the Top Chef All-Stars guy who I did a segment with at his resto Sprout. (In case you missed it, check it out here.) He’s also totally awesome and opening another restaurant called ‘Frog and Snail’ that I’m super excited about. Watch for that segment on NBC Foodies soon!
Anyway, here’s the promo video for the event:
See you there!