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Phi Iota Alpha believes in Zero

Saturday, January 29, 2011   (0 Comments)
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PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. - 9322 3rd Avenue Suite 412 Brooklyn, New York 11209


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Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Phi Iota Alpha believes in zero

New York, New York -  January 2011

4,200 children die from water-related diseases every day.
Phi Iota Alpha believes that number should be zero...

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is proud to announce our second major 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 Tap Project started in 2007 in New York City based on a simple concept: restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free, and all funds raised would support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world. 

Growing from just 300 New York City restaurants in 2007 to thousands across the country today, the UNICEF Tap Project has quickly become a powerful national movement. All funds raised support UNICEF's water, sanitation and hygiene programs, and the effort to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world.

During the fall of 2010 Phi Iota Alpha started the partnership with UNICEF with the adoption of the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign.  Their efforts raised $3,620.73 in 31 days surpassing the internal fundraising goals of the fraternity, plus 4 out of 10 top online fundraisers for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF were chapters and provinces of Phi Iota Alpha.

In alignment with our goals we have committed to adopting a UNICEF sponsored cause in Latin America by 2012. It is Phi Iota Alpha’s intention that over the next two years we will build a global outreach program strong enough to support our desire to cultivate prosperity in some of the areas in Latin America most in need.

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:
  • Visiting and clicking on the Tap Project for UNICEF banner
  • Donating to UNICEF via your local Phi Iota Alpha representative
  • Joining efforts with your local Phi Iota Alpha chapter or colony
We thank you for your continued support and we look forward to building a brighter and better future one step at a time.

For more information about UNICEF please visit

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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