Our names are Keith and Ronne Custer. We live smack dab in the middle of the country in Kansas City, Kansas. We are faith driven and, like many of us, felt as though we were falling short of helping as much as we could in many areas outside of our own lives. Our hearts were in the right place but we were too good at finding excuses for why we couldn’t donate money to a worthy cause because “we already tithed to our church” or why we couldn’t spend time mentoring because “we already had our own kids to raise” or giving blood because “it makes us dizzy” or gathering food for the hungry because “we had plans this weekend.” This list goes on and on.
Hey, it did not make us bad people, but it did not make us the people we wanted to be either – the type of people who MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Well, that all changed when we realized that WE are the majority. A lot of people are just like us. They want to help and are willing to help, but for some reason are just more comfortable helping behind the scenes. Not everybody is a front liner and that’s OK!
We decided the world of giving needed a new playbook and a better way to donate. A new, mutually beneficial, multi-layered, reproductive way of giving. Don’t get us wrong we love the idea of donating cars, couches, clothes, time, etc. to great causes! Is that enough? YES!!! But what if we could do more? What if we could get a little extra out of each act of kindness AND make it easier for the charities to get what makes them most effective, which is money and exposure. That’s where The Ripple was conceived.
How Does The Ripple Work?
Our main function is to assist in providing new or used goods and or services to the public at an extremely gracious price, paid in the form of a donation to a specified charity. This removes unwanted items from your home for a tax-deductible price paid by someone else, provides useable items to those in need at a deep discount, and helps a righteous cause with a cash donation all in the same act! Can you see “The Ripple”?
If you are like us, you know that you are capable of, and you can make a difference. Pick a charity to receive the proceeds from our list of vetted charities, pick an item of value that you no longer need and will part with in exchange for someone making set donation to a charity you select, pick a price someone can appreciate paying for it, post it and let’s see what we can accomplish together!
Also please see our YouTube link below for tutorials and guidance on how to use the site to get the most out of this!