Making Waves to Meet a Basic Human Need

Water is life and without a place to call home, finding safe and cold water is a struggle. With 72% of people experiencing homelessness thirsty all or most of the time. Join us on mission to change this! Together we can create a sustainable means for change while impacting EVERY person living outdoors in our community.

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Pledge Incentives

$5.00 Level

2 Supporters

Your gift of $5 or more will make a huge impact in providing water to those experiencing homelessness . Your $5 donation could fill our water jug with ice and filtered water. This would then fill 10 ARA® bottles with cold, safe drinking water. No donation is too small to help increase our project's momentum and takes us closer to our goal.

$30.00 Level

2 Supporters

Your donation puts us $30 closer to our goal! With a $30 donation you will be providing a massive 64 oz. stainless steel water bottle filled with water to a person experiencing homelessness. You will ensure a member of our community never struggles to keep water cold or safe again. Please consider sharing our project on your social media channels to help add to our momentum.

$50.00 Level

0 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $50 closer to our goal! A $50 donation could supply a person with an ARA® bottle filled with water, stickers to personalize the bottle, and allow us to run water drives to build connections and support the most vulnerable in our community. Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.

$100.00 Level

3 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $100 closer to our goal! A $100 donation would make a HUGE impact in meeting a basic need for those in our community. Water may be easy for many of us to find and keep cold daily, but for those without a place to call home, it's a real challenge. This donation would provide 3 bottles... 3 potential lives saved from dehydration. It would also allow us to work with partners for daily water refills, and begin building a resources page to help members of our community get on their feet. It starts with meeting a basic human need of water and could end with recipients finding a place to call home. Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.

Project Overview

The ARA® Water Foundation in partnership with Community Partnership of the Ozarks is looking to make waves in Springfield by brining the mission of cold, safe drinking to those experiencing homelessness. To make this happen the two are teaming up to raise $20,500. Thus far they have already raised $14,300. We are seeking YOUR help to cover the remaining amount! This money will be used to fund 500 massive white 64 oz. bottles filled with water to people experiencing homelessness along with the creation of safe refill sites. Our goal is to fully fund this project in 30 days and begin distributing in November, Homeless Awareness Month.


If I asked you the first thing you thought of when supporting people experiencing homelessness, you’d likely say food. I know I used to. Water has always been an afterthought for this community. Since a majority of us never have to struggle to find cold and safe drinking water, it is easy to assume no one does. Sadly, that isn’t true when you’re living outdoors, trying to survive.

Every year hundreds of people experiencing homelessness in the United States die due to dehydration and heat exhaustion. We are working to end these preventable deaths! The most vulnerable in our community have enough challenges that finding cold, safe water shouldn't be one.

This is why the ARA® Water Foundation was created. ARA®, for short, pronounced air-ah, is a feminine name meaning "bring the rain." Our mission is to bring cold and safe drinking water to those experiencing homelessness, through the distribution of 64 oz. white stainless steel water bottles. These bottles keep water cold for 24 hours and safe from the elements. This isn’t a one-time donation though! Together ARA® and Community Partnership are teaming up with different organizations, gas stations, and businesses that allow for refills daily. This means a bottle recipient can now have access to cold and safe drinking water daily!

A donation today means YOU could be the reason a person never goes thirsty again. It is a basic human right and we are here to make that known! Join our wave of change today! To learn more and see what we are doing in the community visit our website at or on Facebook or Instagram @Give.ARA

If you are interested in becoming a safe fill site partner with us please reach out  on our website ( Also, if you have any questions or want to get involved with our cause please reach out!

When members of our community are struggling to meet a basic human need. – Together we will be there to fill it.

With all the love and appreciation in the world,

Krystal Wuller

ARA® Water Foundation Founder & CEO

ARA® Water Foundation is a growing nonprofit charity founded in Tempe, Arizona, by a former public school teacher born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. ARA® for short, accepts donations to fund the mission of donating reusable bottles to people experiencing homelessness. Thus far the organization is thriving in the Phoenix metro area and has already donated hundreds of bottles those in need. They are now expanding to Springfield, Missouri, to meet critical needs in that community. Currently the organization is pending 501(c)3, tax-exempt status from the IRS. Once approved, all donations after 3/22/2021 can be deductible for income tax purposes.


🎉 ARA® wants to thank you!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to hear our mission and story. Your donations are supporting what we believe is an overlooked issue in our society. We want to ensure EVERY person in the Springfield area has access to safe, clean drinking water. This is a basic human right after all. Your donations go a LONG way in ensuring that this is possible.

While our goal may not have been met. We are not stopping here! We are about $5,000 away from full funding Springfield, MO. Please consider helping share the word about who we are, and what we are trying to accomplish! This month is Homelessness Awareness Month and you can help advocate for this community! Share our website with a friend! ( and consider making us your Charity of Choice for giving Tuesday on November 30th.

With love,
The ARA® Team


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About Community Partnership of the Ozarks

Our mission is to facilitate and promote the building of resilient children, healthy families, and strong neighborhoods & communities through collaboration, programming, and resource development.

Community Partnership of the Ozarks

Springfield, MO