Supporting ocean conservation, animal welfare & homelessness
CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU
Thank you for stopping by to learn about Ripple Effect.
I am Ky, the creator of Ripple Effect the change. I am a massive animal lover, and the wearer of an invisible cape (or so my mum says) as I always find myself helping both people and animals alike.
I feel most connected to this world through being in the ocean and enjoy everything it as to offer, just as many other people do too – which is why we all need to play our part in looking after it.
One day a work mate joking said to me I needed to find a hobby, as all my return to work weekend stories involved me rescuing some kind of animal, or spending time connecting to homeless people in order for them to feel their much needed self worth. So the next weekend off I went out and bought all the wood working gear to make skateboards. After many trial and errors, I found using ply blanks with pre fabricated kicks that I could cut and sand into shape worked the easiest. On my days off, I’d spend them painting and drawing on the skate decks with animal, ocean and mandala themed designs. Which brings me to today… I’ve now decided to turn my hobby into a way of giving back, by selling the painted decks and limited release apparel and using the proceeds to continue to help our environment and communities.
I feel it only takes ONE person willing to make a positive change that can have the potential to influence others to join in, thus becoming a ripple effect, a movement of positive behaviour and actions that benefit our world.
Change can start with YOU…
I’ve been lucky enough to partner up with organisations that are aiding in ocean conservation and animal welfare, and also working alongside charities in supporting homelessness.
A couple of the amazing organsitions we are now partnered up with are ‘The Australian Marine Conservation Society’, ‘Streetsmart Australia’ and ‘Youth Projects’. Links to the sites to see their amazing work, or to find out how you can further help them are available on our page. Apart from our monthly donations we are contributing to these organisations, we use proceeds from sales to buy sleeping bags that are distributed through our partnered charities to those doing it tough.
Before we had the opportunity to partner up with the above organisations, we wanted to reach out and help people in our local community. Through our current sales we have been able to make up backpacks that were handed out to some of the people in our city currently sleeping on the streets. We packed each backpack with a sleeping bag, inflatable pillow, woollen beanie, socks and gloves, hand sanitiser, first aid kit and sanitary items. The reaction from those who received these bags were priceless and worth more than gold. Although we are now partnered up with Street Smart Australia and Youth Projects, who work endlessly to help our homeless population in Australia, we will still continue to make such packs and try help out wherever we can.
If you have a design in mind for a skate deck, that you don’t see on our site, please get in touch and we will endevour to create you that special piece of art. Other gift idea’s are available to view on our Instagram account (link below)
Thank you for helping us as we strive to become a RIPPLE EFFECT MOVEMENT, helping our environment and our communities, thanks to you!