In third grade—I moved from Chicago to Milwaukee. One of the kids on our block wanted the box that our new refrigerator came in. The next day, we wound up strapping it to a wagon and trying to get it to fly (never got off the air more than 3 feet—even with the ramp). Anyway soon afterwards (after the first rain which got the refrigerator box with wings wet)—my new best friend and I started the HAWK BROTHERS—we souped up our stingray bikes—(added parachutes with our mom’s sheets under the seats for quick stops) and decided to go around fighting crime and helping people. It might have worked but there were some six graders, who didn’t see things the same way we did. Anyway some 50 years later—I’m not too worried about the sixth graders, but am worried—we might not have helped out as many people as we should have. (We’ll let our friends in blue do the crime fighting). Hence REBEL WIPES. We do not ask for donations—we ask you to buy our great grease soaking—grime kicking wipes at a great price and see where our money goes—hopefully you’ll join us and remember just like I did—that dreaming about doing good just isn’t the same as doing it.
Definition of a Rebel
“A rebel is a person who stands up for their own personal opinions despite what anyone else says. A true rebel stands up for what they believe is right. It’s all about being an individual and refusing to follow a crowd that forces you to think the same way they do even if it means becoming an outcast to society. True rebels know who they are and do not compromise their individuality or personal opinion for anyone. They’re straightforward and honest and they will sure as hell tell it like it is.”
Why do we call ourselves Rebels? Because we don’t have time to conform. In the beginning, we looked to form a non-profit (as a 503c) in order to help others in a small way around the surrounding communities. Our aim was to start small and work our up to helping on a national, or even global, scale. So after spending a few grand in legal fees, and reading the huge amount of restrictions for a non-profit, we decided to say “Forget it!” and do it ourselves. From our perspective, there are many good groups, non-profits, and local charities that help tremendously. Then there are the “bad eggs,” the immoral people that pray on good natures and our willingness to help out humanity, a wounded veteran, a burned firefighter. These people tap into our human emotion for their profit.
We wanted to give back. 100%. All in. The goal of Rebel Wipes is to give money, services, equipment, and to help other groups without asking for permission. It’s our money, it’s your money, and we have the right to give it where it’s needed. Whether it’s helping the local schools with free lunches, donating helmets to bikers who don’t have them, supporting the local fire department, or gifting $500 to a local family with a child diagnosed with cancer, we will be there to give.
Why NO Donations?
WE DO NOT ASK FOR DONATIONS!! You can SEE “where we stash the cash”—see where we put our money—if you want too you can send your money that way to—it may or may not be deductible depending on the status of the group. WE SELL WIPES—You buy them at a very good price—lower than you could anywhere else for a comparable product—we just happen to give away the profits—the way we see fit. If you don’t like what we do—HEY it’s a free world (at least in Wisconsin)—don’t buy our stuff—buy someone else’s who uses their proceeds to employ people (hopefully Americans) and make a profit.
REBEL Wipes use the “stuff left over” sometimes the stuff we can’t use for other companies, sometimes overruns at the mill, etc. This is why sometimes your wipes might be green, white, blue, orange, red etc…, the lids might be any color…anyway, the less we pay for it the more we can give away!!! We ask you to join us—BECOME A REBEL!