26 April 2011

Selena Gomez joins UNICEF effort to provide clean water for children

Selena Gomez has joined alongside other stars, such as Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Adrian Grenier, to support the UNICEF Celebrity Tap Project.

The UNICEF Celebrity Tap Project is a campaign for celebrities to donate their tap water (yes water straight from the star's faucet) to create awareness for children in need of safe, clean water. According to Water.org, a child dies from a water-related disease every 20 seconds.

Caryl Stern, the CEO of the U.S. fund for UNICEF, says, "Celebrity involvement can highlight the value of safe, clean water, which most of us consume every day without thinking twice."

Being only 18-years-old, Selena Gomez is the youngest ambassador for UNICEF.

"I would hope that they [my fans] just feel good about doing something good. And just want to be better to everybody," The actress said in an interview with Forbes. "Not just to people in foreign countries that we dont know and are less fortunate than us but somebody, your neighbor, or someone down the street, or someone at school, something."

Supporters of the UNICEF Tap Project can donate to the organization for a chance to win the Celebrity Tap Pack, featuring the aforementioned celebrity tap water. Contest ends on April 30th, 2011.

Julia is a student who has a passion for veganism, animal welfare, and religious studies.

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