GIVING BACK

Helping to Give Kids a Fighting Chance

SPORTS NUTRITION WITH A PURPOSE
FROM RIPPER NUTRITION

A portion of every dollar spent with Ripper Nutrition goes toward helping children in need.

Whether it be due to his strong faith or his humble upbringing, Ripper Nutrition founder Badou Jack has always felt a civic duty toward giving back to others.

After several trips to the Middle East since 2015, Jack had seen enough to know that his personal contributions to those he encountered at various impoverished cities and refugee camps would not be enough. He needed to take a stronger stand and make a larger, more lasting impact on those communities. With this in mind, he started the Badou Jack Foundation in October 2018.

Since its formation, the Badou Jack Foundation has delivered on several initiatives for orphanages and refugee camps around the globe, with a focus on nourishment, education, and quality of life. The Foundation’s children-focused projects range from providing daily and proper nutrition to schooling, housing, physical activities, and rehabilitation.

The Badou Jack Foundation’s latest project is the Fighting Abuse program. With a fundraising assist from partner organizations like Ripper Nutrition and Lace Up Promotions, the Foundation aims to educate the public about growing concerns of child abuse in the home that are made especially worse by the effects of Covid-19.

Ripper Nutrition is proud to assist this cause by heavily discounting all remaining inventory of our Oxy Ripper and Amino Ripper amino acids and donating the proceeds to the Badou Jack Foundation to help stop childhood abuse.

 

How Covid-19 has Increased the Problem of  Child Abuse in the Home

Covid-19 has added massive stress to the lives of many parents, including:

         Loss of emploment 
         Having less income to pay bills
         Having to negotiate with creditors
         Having to tend to children learning remotely from school.

This unrivaled level of stress can lead parents to unhealthy habits, including:

         Anger displacement toward their children
         Neglect of their children thru inability to provide basic human needs
         Drug and alcohol abuse

A majority of child abuse cases are reported by professionals that see them regularly, including teachers, doctors, and coaches. Between increased stress levels of parents and their children being unable to report to school, extracurricular activities, or medical appointments, it is a direct correlation leading to an increase in child abuse cases and a decrease in reporting such cases.

Now is a crucial time for adults to be aware of the signs of abuse and know what their options are to report it.


Different Types of Child Abuse
 

A bruised eye or broken bone isn’t the only telltale sign of child abuse. Some forms of abuse are not always visible, making the situation potentially more dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are four main types of abuse and neglect.

    • Physical abuse. The intentional use of physical force that harms the child. Examples include hitting, kicking, shaking, burning, or other forms of force used against a child.
    • Sexual abuse. Involves pressuring or forcing a child to engage in sexual acts. It may include behaviors such as fondling, penetration, or exposing a child to other sexual activities and materials.
    • Emotional abuse. Behaviors that harm a child’s self-worth or emotional well-being, such as name-calling, shaming, rejection, withholding love, and making threats.
    • Neglect. Failure to meet a child’s basic physical and emotional needs. These include shelter, food, clothing, education, and access to medical care.


Warning Signs of Abuse or Neglect

Below are examples that there may be child abuse or neglect. While none of these can prove mistreatment, when they appear repeatedly or in combination, the matter should be investigated.

Signs of Physical Abuse

    • Has unexplained burns, bites, bruises, broken bones, or black eyes.
    • Acts frightened of the parents and protests or is upset when it is time to go home from school.
    • Shrinks at the approach of adults; or
    • Reports injury by a parent or another adult caregiver.

Signs of Sexual Abuse

    • Has trouble with walking or sitting.
    • Demonstrates unusual sexual knowledge or behavior.
    • Becomes pregnant or contracts a sexually transmitted disease, particularly if under age fourteen.
    • Runs away from home; or
    • Reports of sexual abuse by a parent or another adult caregiver.

Signs of Emotional Abuse

    • Excessively anxious or fearful about doing something wrong.
    • Delays in physical or emotional development.
    • Has attempted suicide; or
    • Reports a lack of attachment to the parent.

Signs of Neglect

    • Is frequently absent from school.
    • Begs or steals food or money from classmates.
    • Lacks needed medical or dental care, immunizations, or glasses.
    • Is consistently dirty and has severe body odor.
    • Lacks sufficient clothing for the weather.
    • Abuses alcohol or other drugs; or
    • States there is no one at home to provide care.

 

What to do if You Suspect Child Abuse

If you suspect a child is being harmed, you should report it. You can contact your local child protective services office or contact Childhelp, a national organization that provides crisis assistance and other counseling services.

Give Children a Fighting Chance 

Donate Now and help us STOP CHILDHOOD ABUSE and give these children a Fighting Chance In Life!

GIVING OTHERSA FIGHTING CHANCE

GIVING HOPELIFTING OTHERS

Here are some photos of Badou Jack’s visits to Jordan in 2018 as he initiated his meal replacement shake delivery program. In 2019 and beyond, Jack plans to grow the reach of the Badou Jack Foundation to help impoverished children in all reaches of the world.

SPORTS NUTRITION WITH A PURPOSEFROM RIPPER NUTRITION

A portion of every dollar spent with Ripper Nutrition goes toward helping children in need.