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 www.giveara.com 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 (www.giveara.com). 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,
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.