RIPPLE is currently working within the mental health and addiction services system, we are not a nonprofit organization but can be best described as volunteers. We are peers with lived experience with mental illness, addiction, and as a result of this in some cases imprisonment.
This gofundme will remain active for donations from our community. Many people have offered to help us in the past and we are truly grateful for all of your support. Rather than taking cash or checks at events as in the past we have opted to use gofundme exclusively for now. This will allow us to maintain a better accounting of what has come in as well provide a better way to record our donations.
Any money raised through this method will be used to provide materials for peers in the community as well as travel reimbursement for the presentations we offer. As volunteers all expenses currently come completely out of pocket. While we are happy to give what we can this practice is not sustainable.
Thank you all for your continued support!