ARA® uses the power of water and reusable bottles to hydrate those experiencing homelessness and provide a sustainable means to cold, safe drinking water, no matter the climate.
In 2020 my husband and I had a vision. We wanted to change the way unsheltered individuals have access to drinking water. We envisioned a charity that changed and saved lives through the power of water. I knew in my heart we were on to something. No one else was providing water in a sustainable means. Every charity and organization we could find that supported those experiencing homelessness focused on food and shelter. Which are extremely important, but so is water.
We gathered a team of like-minded friends to make this dream become a reality. However, we never envisioned being here. Sharing our story to magazines, news outlets, and YOU! Through the hard work of these three incredible human beings and myself, we made something… something huge! Something that so many people have already supported and believe in. In 2020 when the world felt very dark and so much hope was lost… something beautiful was created.
Please believe me when I say, this is only just the beginning. It starts with water and bottles, and it ends with ending homelessness. We have dreams to petition legislation to create more water filtration systems in areas of high poverty. We have dreams of funding these water filtration systems! We have dreams of helping friends find jobs and homes. We have dreams of employing people experiencing homeless. This is what you’re supporting when you choose to be a part of our wave of change.
Lastly, I want to say thank you. Thank you for being here. Thank you for taking the time to read and learn more about my passion. It is was gratitude and love I am honored to lead this foundation. I truly have the world’s greatest job and living my dream.
When members of our community are struggling to meet a basic human need, we must be there together to fill it.
Founder, ARA® Water Foundation
When you're living outdoors in 110+ degree temperatures its is extremely hard to stay safe, hydrated, and regulate your body temperature. Often in Arizona, we see what is called "Excessive Heat Warming". These encourage people to limit time outdoors and drink plenty of water among other things. How do you do this when you have no place to call home? How do you limit time outdoors when you live outdoors?
We joined forces with our friends at Andre House to bring in 200 more bottles to downtown Phoenix.
ARA® Water Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations made to our foundation are tax deducible. Our EIN is 86-2677332.
Join us for a 4v4 Sand Volleyball tournament to help raise funds to provide clean, cold water to those experiencing homelessness.Learn more