Food Allergy Association of Wisconsin, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 2722 Union St % Sheree Godwin Madison WI 53704 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

Food Allergy Association of WI offers a wide range of resources and opportunities to connect with others living with food allergies. Their support groups and outreach activities have helped our family immensely by providing insight and information based on real life experiences well beyond what our pediatric allergist can provide.

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

participating in the many outreach events they have developed for both kids and adults alike. Their work with area school districts has also been an important initiative and I am very grateful for their efforts.

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

engage more people to get involved! Food allergies affects everyone, not just those living with a diagnosis. Friends, family, classmates, neighbors, coworkers, etc. all stand to gain something from Food Allergy Association of WI.

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member for several years since my son was diagnosed at as a toddlar. The group has provided me with many resources as my child's allergy information needs have changed over the years. The group has help with tips for cooking, preparing for birthday/social gatherings and preparing for school. It is also nice to meet other families dealing with many of same day to day issues of living with food allergies. I have also learned so much from the variety of speakers at the group meetings. The group has provided many fun and great allergen friendly events the last few years as well. I am grateful for all the great help these past years!

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

Knowing I am not the only parent dealing with the day to day issues of raising a child with food allergies.

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

The group had more access to grants or monies to provide more allergen friendly events.

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Need more monies to aid with projects.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Met many nice people.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It is always nice to educate the public about food allergies

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

FAAW has been an incredible resource to families with food allergies. We've been a member for 5 years; it was the first place we went when our child was diagnosed with a peanut allergy. The group is informative, friendly, and supportive. Their annual walk helps raise community awareness. Plus, they have been instrumental in getting local sports to have allergy friendly games so that our food allergic children can attend the same special events as their peers without fear.

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

making a difference. Our family has attended several annual walks, and I have people come up to me saying they didn't know about allergies until the group was featured on the news. We also received EpiPen training. We received a ton of support for all the changes our family had to make--from restaurant and home food choices/reading labels to dealing with family members who were not as receptive to our changing needs.

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

not.

Rating: 5 stars  

I am happy to be a volunteer for this organization, the commitment by it's leadership to help families with food allergies is second to none. They do a fabulous job! I am thankful that they are here in WI to help those of us with kids with food allergies and spreading the word to raise awareness about the severe nature of food allergies.

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

Yes, definitely!

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

None, except hope to raise more funds for FAAW so they can do even more good things for those with food allergies.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My family and I are very grateful for this organization. They offer valuable advice, information and tips for living with food allergies.

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

The great information they provide.

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

Have a Milwaukee chapter!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our family has really appreciated the wonderful support and knowledgeable members. We have benefited greatly from the information about upcoming allergy free events, meal subsitutes and wonderful advise with our children dealing withtheir severe allergies to common foods. The help we received in dealign with our children school and the educational staff was most awe inspiring. The willingness to come out and educate the community about the severe food allergies my children experience and how to react and prepare for anaphylaxic reactions really proved to be the best expereince we have had. THanks the the Support!!!

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

the fact that my chidren receive better care fom me, the educational staff and the docotrs because of what I've learned.

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

Make it more known and have bigger meetings in a more public place.

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

My children have multiple allergies and I have found the support within the group for both myself and the children to be invaluable. My shy children have been thrilled to have the opportunity to be with other allergic children and learn how to stand up for themselves. The group has given me the knowledge to advocate for my children effectively and provided a wonderful stress release for my husband and myself. Knowing there are others in the same boat as us has been just great.

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

the increase of my childrens coping skills with regards to dealing with their allergies.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have found this group to be a GREAT resource for my family as we have navigated the food allergy world. When I was unable to find safe foods I could ask other for advice. I would recommend this group to anyone who have kids, teens with food allergies.

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

helping me with the daily struggle of food allergies

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have belonged for a few years since my son was 3. He has several food allergies, asthma, and eczema. He has added some new food allergies and the group has provided new information for those allergies. I have learned a lot in the past few years and like meeting other families dealing witht the same issues.

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

I have learned new receipes and also may a buddy to new members.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

My daugther, who is now 2 1/2, had trouble with food allergies beginning at 4 months of age. I contacted the FAAW to find answers to difficult feeding concerns and use them as a resource to knowing I'm not the only parent out there dealing with this. The group is so supportive of one another and questions can be asked and answered about anything. They have provided me with a great deal of information and I will be turning to them again soon as my daughter nears entering school with her food alltergies. So far, we know she has a dairy, egg, peanut and tree nut allergy. This has been a wonderful resource to helping our family learn how to deal with her allergies.

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

gaining knowledge from fellow parents as far as where we can eat out, what to do when traveling and exchanging recipes.

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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