DonCARES & S.M.O.O.T.H Inc. Temple Chapter host 2019's second hydration walk for the homeles

On Saturday, August 10, 2019, from noon until 2 PM, DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. and Strong Men Overcoming Obstacles Through Hard Work (S.M.O.O.T.H) Temple Section collaborated on the second hydration walk for the summer of 2019. 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 o

Mentor Spotlight: Kevin Jackson

Major: Electrical Engineering Year: 2020 Hometown: Lusby, MD What is your favorite quote? "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change we seek." - Barack Obama How long have you been a member of DonCARES of Philadelphia? Fall semester 2018 What advice do you have for prospective mentors? My advice is simple...Do it! I have learned so much about myself from mentoring, and it has made me a better person. You are also able to positively impact someones life and watch them grow. Mentoring for me is constant motivation. What do you like most about DonCARES? I like that we get to talk to our men-tees in our own

Pre-Service Spotlight: Mu Hernandez

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA Age: 20 Year Major: Junior/ English - Secondary Education Favorite Quote: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1. Why did you choose to get involved with DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc.? I chose to get involved with DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. because I’m always looking for opportunities to impact younger communities in a positive light. It was also important to me that DonCARES puts a lot of focus on the relationship between minorities and mentors, more specifically, how

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