• The founders

    The Skipping Stone was founded in 2015 by Abhineeta and Greg Matney.

    “My husband, Greg, and I spent seven years in India establishing the nonprofit work to help empower impoverished women and children, which led us to the vision for The Skipping Stone” - Abhineeta Matney

  • Our Process

    Our approach is straightforward: we support humanitarian aid organizations such as Vikas Mission, dedicated to liberating women from human trafficking. Through our partnership, these brave women are not only rescued but also equipped with vital vocational skills such as jewelry making. This empowers them to achieve self-sufficiency, breaking the cycle of exploitation. The jewelry they create forms the heart of our Jubilee Collection, crafted entirely by these resilient artisans. When you support our Jubilee Collection and other ethically sourced products from India, you're not just purchasing items—you're investing in meaningful change. The proceeds generated are channeled back into humanitarian aid initiatives, fueling the rescue, employment, and training of more women.

    The ultimate goal of our work is to share the love of Christ with these women through our prayers, actions and words. Loving and empowering women through restoring dignity.

  • Behind the name

    Mother Teresa said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples”

    What a powerful quote. This quote embodies the message and inspiration of The Skipping Stone. We aim to make an impact, to make ripples in the work that we do. To change the world, to change the lives of these women and children one ripple at a time. But just as Mother Teresa said, we alone cannot change the world. We need your help, your support and commitment. Cast stones with us across the water. Your purchases, your support directly impacts the women who have handmade your product. Join us in giving them freedom. Make a Ripple with The Skipping Stone.

Make a Ripple - How it Works:

  • Pay it forward

    Be a part of our movement to bring hope and freedom to these women. Purchase our products and we will give you a free gift that you can give to someone else. You can pay it forward with us. By sharing that gift you create awareness for The Skipping Stone’s cause to bring freedom and dignity back into the lives of those enslaved by human trafficking.