ANAPHYLAXIS AND FOOD ALLERGY ASSOCIATION OF MINNESOTA

Rating: 4.95 stars   19 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 2200 Hendon Ave % Nona Narvaez Saint Paul MN 55108 USA

Mission: Taking the fear out of food allergies.
Geographic areas served: Minnesota

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is making significant impacts at the local and national level! Well done! :)

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Last year at AFAA's annual walk I overheard a young boy at the refreshment stand saying "mom - I can actually eat ALL of the things here!" The excitement in his eyes brought tears to mine!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our family was able to attend our first Twins game thanks to the Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association. We appreciate having such a wonderful program available for our son who is allergic to peanuts and has asthma. If he has peanuts his lungs will collapse, food allergies are no joke. So I just want to thank everyone who volunteers to help children who have food allergies. It's nice to feel "Normal" at an event and enjoy instead of feeling worried that your child isn't safe and where is the closest hospital.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Wonderful family outing that would not have happened with out this organization

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It's great, keep up the hard work. Thank you.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

My son has had a severe peanut allergy diagnosed at one year of age, prior to even eating any peanuts. AFAA has provided a significant amount of information to educate our family over the past 5 years and give guidance as he has aged into school. Due to the level of his peanut allergy we have not been able to participate in regular Twins baseball games. My son is a sporting fanatic and loves all of MN teams. He was so excited about being at Target Field and watching the Twins players in person he did not even care that we were loosing 0 - 9 when we left~!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

AFAA has provided our family with education on allergies and how to respond appropriately to them. They have worked with the Twin's baseball team to arrange for peanut free sections at Target Field!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more money to proceed in providing the education and events more frequently. Allergies are more common and more environments need to know how to safely address severe allergies. Educate everyone!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

on-line 5 years ago

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our family enjoys the safe events that AFAA facilitates for those with food allergies such as Peanut Free Halloween events @ MOA, Twins games, Timberwolves games, etc.

In addition to these events, AFAA does so much more. They have workshops with expert speakers, lobby at the state and national level for food allergy interests and they educate the public via their booth at the Minnesota State Fair and also the booth they have at the state school nurses conference.

We feel very lucky to have such a wonderful advocacy organization available and consider them a very worthy recipient of your support.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By attending events as listed above, friends and school staff remember seeing the afaa booths. (helps to educate them)

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

With greater financial resourses I know that AFAA could expand their activities but everything they do now is great.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We love the Twins game and all of the resourceful e-mails. It's been a great help and support.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

At Twins games!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not make any!!!!

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

It is pleasure to be a supporter and active volunteer for this group. I am a practicing allergist in the Twin Cities area. Food allergies have been on the rise. Many parents have gained valuable knowledge and support from this wonderful organization. The group plans fun and educational activities throughout the year; Awareness Walk at the Mall of America, State Fair Information Booth, Summer Camp out near Lake Minnetonka, Twins Game outing and much more!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

volunteering my expertise at the State Fair Booth and Summer Camp. I have also given educational talks for the AFAA.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

AFAA is and has been an amazing organization to work with on many levels! As a parent of a child with food allergies there are daily battles. We have ongoing worries about safety, security, belonging, and enjoyment of life for our children. AFAA supports parents and individuals with food allergies in so many amazing ways. They get the word out to the public that food allergies need to be taken seriously by meeting with legislators, going to the state capitol, and completing interviews on television and radio. AFAA includes children in their work as they have holiday activities that do not involve food. A few of our favorites are the Halloween party, 4th of July parade, and the Walk at the Mall of America. What amazes me is the dedication and persistence that the leaders of this organization show. They have been positive role models for me and family from the first encounter with AFAA! We look forward to our life long journey with food allergies knowing that we have AFAA on our side.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being invited to be the chair of the annual conference at the University of Minnesota, volunteering at the Minnesota State fair, sitting in on a meeting with Minnesota legislators, receiving e-magazines of upcoming events, and being kept up to date on news and events centered around food allergies.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

AFAA helps my grandchildren by providing events that they can attend without worrying about their food allergies, like a special summer camp, Halloween party and Walk at the Mall of America, Twins and Timberwolves games in Minnesota. Also, AFAA ensured that schools in Minnesota allow kids to have easy access to their emergency medicine and peanut free areas at school.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This organization has been helping many families for over 10 years and I have seen how these families appreciate the organization.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

My husband and I ran a campaign to raise funds for food allergy research and promote awareness of this issue. For this, we contacted hundreds of food allergy support group leaders throughout the United States. The Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association of Minnesota was the first organization to provide support for this campaign. They immediately reached out to their membership (2000 members at the time) through their e-newsletter, and continued to support us throughout the campaign. It is clear that they have a strong dedication to helping people with food allergies.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through their newsletters, I've observed the creative ways they support food allergy awareness, fundraising, and education.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing all the wonderful ways they've come up with to support their cause.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely organized, efficient, and dedicated.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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