A Special Thanks To Provo Restaurants

Thank you to all those Utah restaurants that participated in the 2010 UNICEF Tap Project.  BYU//UNICEF wants to thank them for there efforts in raising money for clean drinking water for children. All money raised through the 2010 UNICEF Tap Project will once again be allocated to the countries and areas UNICEF has identified as among the most in need. Those countries include Togo, Central African Republic, Vietnam, Guatemala and, of course, Haiti. Nearly 900 million people worldwide lack access to safe, clean water—and nearly half of those people are children. Together we can work toward the day when that number is ZERO.

1. Cafe Trendz

135 W Center St Provo, 84601

801-373-0065

http://trendzcafe.blogspot.com/

2. Communal

100 North University Ave. Provo, 84601

(801) 373-8000

http://www.communalrestaurant.blogspot.

3. Gloria’s Little Italy

1 East Center Street, Suite 100 Provo, 84606

801-805-4913

http://www.gloriaslittleitaly.com

4. India Palace

98 West Center Street Provo, 84601

801-373-7200

http://www.indiapalaceut.com

5. Pier 49 Pizza

80 West Center Street Provo, 84606

801-373-3338

http://www.pier49.com

6. Pizzeria Seven Twelve

320 S. State St., Suite 147 Orem, 84058

801-623-6712

http://www.pizzeria712.com

7. Rice King

278 W. Center St Provo, 84601

801-818-2278

http://ricekingprovo.com/

8. Rooster Dumpling + Noodle Bar

163 North University Ave Provo, 84601

801-375-3138

http://www.roosterdnb.com

9. Sammy’s Cafe

27 N 100 West St. Provo, 84601

(801)805-9208

http://sammyscafe.blogspot.com/

10. Tommy’s Burger

100 N 400 W Provo, 84601

801-374-9733

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Tap Duel Developed by BYU’s Adlab

BYU’s Advanced Advertising Lab says that “Competitive Charity Rocks”

This happened to me three weeks ago. I was in line at the local grocery store buying my TV dinners and Poptarts like I do every two weeks or so when the cashier asked me if I wanted to donate a dollar to some organization associated with muscular dystrophy. I said sure. She added it to my tab and then gave me a paper four leaf clover I could sign to show I was a great human being. They would then put the four leaf clover up on a wall so all the store’s patrons could see that I care about people. The thing is, I never really cared what the customers of the grocery store I shop at thought about me. What I wanted was to put my roommate, who was in line right behind me, on the spot and see if he would man up and match my expression of charity. He didn’t. I considered that a victory for me and a devastating loss for my roommate in the human being game of life. I won a charity merit badge and he won a king of the heartless robots merit badge. All donations should be this competitive.

The Tap Duel is the best way to take your charity fights to the street. Nothing hurts more than a charity drop kick to the chin. My roommate lost all arguments after that fateful day in the grocery store because I could always come back with a sick “oh yeah, well you don’t care about children with muscular dystrophy” jab to the ego kidneys. Now that the Tap Duel exists I can put all my Facebook friends under my charitable dominion. Isn’t this the purpose of charity? To compare the size of ones heart to the heart of another? To be able to walk away from a San Francisco Giants game and think, “Well, my team lost. But at least I’m more charitable than that guy across the street”? Tap Duel provides hard evidence of charitable prowess.

We came up with the Tap Duel knowing that people didn’t donate out of the goodness of their hearts, they donated out of concern for their social image. In today’s society image could easily be considered our most prized possession. In making the Tap Duel we felt that people wouldn’t think twice to donate a few bucks to children who needed water if it meant they were maintaining a stellar image of themselves.

Tap Duel was received by UNICEF with excitement. They shared our enthusiasm for the competition of donating. I have always felt that the best advertisements are the ones where everybody gets exactly what they want. Tap Duel is the perfect execution of this ideology. I get to donate in a game like setting that will entertain me while I boost my ego. My opponent will will enjoy the same level of entertainment, and even when I beat them they will be able to walk away from the duel and use it as a sign that they need to change their sad lives. And all the while more and more money gets donated to the Tap Project which means more and more clean water for children around the world who need it to fight off water related diseases. And that is what this is all about.

I have already beat a friend of mine in a duel… and now I know I am better than him.

Article Featured on BYU’s AdLab Website

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Utah Valley UNICEF Volunteers Making a Difference For Haiti

This past week, Utah Valley UNICEF volunteers collected funds at the EnergySolutions Arena. Over $1,000 was raised for UNICEF’s Haitian relief efforts.

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As Donors Focus on AIDS, Child Illnesses Languish

“JOHANNESBURG — Diarrhea kills 1.5 million young children a year in developing countries — more than AIDSmalaria and measles combined — but only 4 in 10 of those who need the oral rehydration solution that can prevent death for pennies get it.

“All the attention has gone to more glamorous diseases, but this basic thing has been left behind,” said Mickey Chopra, chief of health at Unicef, which is trying to put diarrhea back on the global health agenda. “It’s a forgotten disease.”

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New York Times Excerpt, Click to read the remainder of the article.

By CELIA W. DUGGER Published: October 29, 2009

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UNICEF Foodraiser Collects 1,250 Pounds of Food!

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Over 50 students volunteered on Halloween night to collect food for the Provo Community Action Food Bank. It was a great example of how Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has empowered generations to make lasting change in their global community. Thank you to all those who participated!

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