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Phiota turns Social Net into Water Net

Monday, March 11, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jorge Girotti
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PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. 9322 3rd Avenue Suite 412 Brooklyn, New York 11209


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Jorge "Centinela" Girotti
Director of Marketing
Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Phi Iota Alpha Turns Social Network Into a Water Network

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is proud to officially announce our fundraising campaign designed to reach out to the global community through the great efforts of UNICEF. Throughout the months of February through May our chapters, colonies and alumni throughout the nation will work together to raise funds through the UNICEF Tap Project.
The UNICEF Tap Project is a nationwide campaign that provides clean water and adequate sanitation to children around the world. With just $5, UNICEF can give one child safe drinking water for 200 days. Currently, UNICEF works in more than 100 countries around the world to improve access to safe water and sanitation facilities in schools and communities and to promote safe hygiene practices. Since 1990, thanks to the work of UNICEF and its partners, more than 2 billion people have gained access to clean drinking water.
This year not only are we collecting funds through the UNICEF Tap Project online fundraising page but we are always excited to say that we are one of the featured supporter networks for the UNICEF Tap Project Facebook app. Other featured as supporter networks are:
Acqua for LifeCommonJenna ElfmanLawrence O'Donnell
Alicia QuarlesEmmy RossumKat GrahamMarcus Samuelsson
Alyssa MilanoHedi KlumKate WalskNas
Bridgit MendlerJeff BridgesKevin SpaceySting
Launched for World Water Month, the UNICEF Tap Project Facebook app turns the social network’s users into "taps" and their connections into "pipes" ready to be filled with water. By donating $5 to the UNICEF Tap Project via text message or PayPal, each participant can choose two friends to receive water and the opportunity to donate.

As Facebook users begin to grow the water network via the UNICEF Tap Project app, they will be able to see the web of connections around them carry water from friend to friend and the impact of their donation on the lives of children around the world.

"We are once again excited to partner with the UNICEF Tap Project and especially thrilled that we are featured as one of the support networks for the UNICEF Tap Project Facebook app." said, Francisco Lugo, Executive Director of Phi Iota Alpha. 

In order for us to reach this goal, we need your support both on our local campus level and nationally. You can support this effort by:

To learn more about the UNICEF Tap Project and access the water network,

If you would like to learn how you can help, please send us an email or contact your local Phi Iota Alpha representative for more information on ways you can help our fundraising efforts.

UNICEF has saved more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. Working in more than 150 countries, UNICEF provides children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States.

UNICEF is at the forefront of efforts to reduce child mortality worldwide. There has been substantial progress: the annual number of under-five deaths dropped from 13 million in 1990 to 8.8 million in 2008. But still, 22,000 children die each day from preventable causes. Our mission is to do whatever it takes to make that number zero by giving children the essentials for a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit

Since 1931, Phi Iota Alpha has set precedents for Latino greek leadership in the global community. For over 75 years, Phi Iota Alpha has cultivated and inspired Latino men nationwide to become leaders of their communities across Latin America and the United States. Open to all men, this distinguished brotherhood includes many professionals and former presidents of Latin American countries. Today Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, continues to lead as the preeminent Latino fraternal organization with chapters throughout the United States.

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. -The Oldest Latino Fraternity in Existence

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