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Lenny Kravitz helps UNICEF launch clean water initiative

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Lenny Kravitz is famous for lots of reasons: rock star, ex-husband of Lisa Bonet, father of emerging starlet Zoe Kravitz and Hollywood actor in his own right, with a starring turn in upcoming movie The Hunger Games.

Now Kravitz is putting his charitable side on display by teaming up with UNICEF for the Tap Project, which is a part of World Water Week, March 19-25. As reported by Treehugger, the Tap Project encourages diners at participating restaurants to donate $1 for a glass of tap water, with that money going towards providing clean water for children without ready access to it in Viet Nam, Togo, Mauritania and Cameroon.

"I was born in New York City and have always taken access to clean water as a given," said Kravitz in a press release.  "No child should die of diarrhea from drinking dirty water.  That thousands of children under the age of five continue to die every day because they lack clean water and basic sanitation is simply unacceptable."

Kravitz will promote the initiative on social networks, as well as with PSA like this one:

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