THE NEXT BIG THING
Welcome To Project Ripples!
Everyone can make a difference in this world. Project Ripples is a mission that encourages every person, despite their background, to have the opportunity to make the world a better place. By recycling used plastic water bottles, soda cans, and glass bottles, you have the power to give a child across the world a chance for a better tomorrow.
In the words of Oprah Winfrey, "It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you – always." The world is an interdependent network where one person's assistance leads to another man's triumph. The very act of improving the lives of others is a triumph in itself. Take some time to explore the blog to learn more about Project Ripples and whom we help. To become part of the Project Ripples family, all you have to do is lend us your support and your used recyclable bottles. If you are interested in supporting this project, please contact me. Together, our ripples can make waves.
For almost eight years, I have been collecting recyclable plastic bottles and soda cans, sending the bottle return earnings to various organizations. Collecting bottles has enabled me to provide aid to children all over the globe from the United States, to Africa, and to the Philippines. The purpose of Project Ripples is to encourage all people to become involved in helping the greater good, without having to make million-dollar donations.
By recycling, we can give a child across the world the chance for a better future.
Project Ripples was created to encourage absolutely everybody to contribute to the greater good. By recycling plastic water bottles and cans, we not only preserve the environment, but we can give children the chance to have the opportunity for a brighter future. It is the duty of Project Ripples to protect the Earth and those living in it.
I started Project Ripples as a way to educate and encourage others. Project Ripples gives everyone, despite their background, the ability to change the world for the better. Through our blog, we hope to open your eyes to worldly events and what we can do to help. We envision that Project Ripples will reach the thoughts of many all over the world, and will incite others to preserve the Earth. Together we can change the world!
Project Ripples is an ongoing project that I started when I was six years old. If there is something that I had learned in my 14 years of life, it would be that it is the individual's responsibility to make an effort in making the world a better place for all people. No matter how seemingly small a deed may seem, it is significant if it positively affects others.
I have always had a great interest in science and the living environment. Keeping the environment clean and well cared for is a considerable aspect of my life. Eight years ago, I started recycling bottles at a local Stop and Shop as an effort to keep the environment clean. For every bottle I recycled, five cents was returned. During this time, my mother and I were sponsoring a child from Childfund International. I had the idea of using the bottle return earnings as donation money for Childfund International. I realized I could keep the environment clean, and at the same time give a less fortunate child a chance for a better future. Project Ripples had started as the small project Diana's Angel Fund, which focused more on providing support to school children in the Philippines.
Since then, I have been growing this project to greater extents. I have begun to recruit people interested in this project to help supply me with bottles. I have expanded this project from Childfund International to locations from the Philippines, to Syria, and the United States. This journey has taught me that you don't need to be superman to change the world. A single bottle can create a better future for many. My goal for the years to come is to grow our community and to provide more chances for a better tomorrow.
In memory of the girl who inspired this all.
Who We Support
The goal of Project Ripples is to help as many as we can. Below, are the organizations and people we support because we love what they do. Disclaimer: Project Ripples is not associated, or in partnership with any of these organizations.
Tabugon Elementary School
(Through Ma'am Susan Pesinable)
Ma'am Judy Noces and Ma'am Corazon Dincong Salientes
( School Teachers: Mindanao, Philippines)
This is the raw footage of Ma'am Corazon (in blue) and her colleagues on their way to the schools. This is what they have to go through every day just to give the students a proper education. This is where we would like to focus our giving. Even ten dollars can go a long way. Thank you, teachers for your undying passion for your students.
Where the Support Goes
Who Supports Us
A special thank you to those who support Project Ripples. Without you, none of this would have been possible!