On Saturday, August 1, 2020, DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. and Groove Phi Groove, Social Fellowship, Inc. co- hosted DonCARES of Philadelphia's seventh Summer Hydration Walk for the homeless.
The idea to serve started in 2017 when DonCARES Founder and Executive Director saw individuals in need. "It was a hot summer day and I was thirsty. I went into a WaWa and bought a water bottle. As I walked out, I saw a homeless man lying on the sidewalk without a shirt. At that moment, I knew that I was in a privileged position and decided to give my bottle of water to the man on the street. I then went back to Wawa and bought one for myself." Forrest reminisces on the exact moment he decided that there should be a larger effort to serve, that's when we started a go-fund-me to raise money for waters and coolers.
Since 2017, DonCARES has held seven hydration walks. In addition, DonCARES has collaborated with Strong Men Overcoming Obstacles Through Hard work on over four occasions and given nearly 1,000 bottles of water to Philadelphia's most vulnerable populations.