SNAPPIN MINISTRIES INC

Rating: 4.96 stars   70 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 380 Yosemite Rd Oconomowoc WI 53066 USA

Mission: Our pursuit is to continuously support and encourage those living with the daily challenge of parenting a child with special needs so that the genuine love and hope of Jesus will be experienced and shared in their everyday lives.
Results: Begun in 2002, this organization began with 6 couples and a box of tissues. Today, we serve over 2,200 families both locally and nationwide. This year to date, despite the economy, we were able to grant $1,550 in aid through gift cards to 32 families. We were also able to ship 45 of our signature gift baskets to encourage mother & fathers around the US. Parents we also able to connect through us via 3 public speaking engagements, 5 appearances at various conferences and 3 local events in Wisconsin.
Target demographics: Parents of all children with special needs
Programs: Parent Mentor Program (Training & Matching) Quarterly Fun Family Events (Winter Bowling, Summer Picnic, Spring Kite Flying, Autumn Outing) Quarterly FREE Respite Care Gift Cards for those whose children are hospitalized or in financial dire straits Publications on line and through print literature to encourage Forums through social media to connect with others and locate resources

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Rating: 5 stars  

I attended the mom's conference, while I was asked to come as the speaker, after I addressed the mom's, I enjoyed an amazing afternoon being pampered, enjoying good food, and having great conversations. I walked away feeling refreshed and thankful to have attended the reatreat, and especially thankful for the leader, Barb Dittrich, who is passionate about helping parents know they are not alone, and they are loved.

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

We LOVE SNAPPIN Ministries!! I learned about their organization about 4 years ago and they have become an invaluable resource for me and my family. I only wish I had learned about them a few years sooner when I actually lived in WI. But thankfully, they are there to help families nationwide. I have received some great resource books from them on special needs and special needs ministry that have been amazing!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

SNAPPIN is an incredible resource for families affected by disability. The best part is that the people of SNAPPIN, particularly their leader / founder Barb - are living in the trenches every day - raising a child with a disability. They embody compassion, empathy, and encouragement.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

SNAPPIN' Ministries is a great resource for families raising children with special needs. Great leadership and great ideas from caring hearts.

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

give it more money!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had a great experience with Snappin' Ministries in multiple ways and opportunities. The one I am going to emphasize in this review is the pleasure I had working with them in one aspect of their summer picnic. They invited me in to help them bring their picnic from an indoor concept to an outdoor concept and include adaptive water skiing. They joined USA Water Ski to do this thoroughly and take command of the whole dynamic of doing this. With the success they had in providing water skiing on sit skis and a few cases of stand-up skiing, there is already talk of considering this for next year.

Another proverbial feather in their cap is they do everything they do, and now they have proven that they can also deliver adaptive water skiing to add yet other way that families that have a member with a disability can benefit.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Serving with Snappin' has been one of my most joy-filled volunteer experiences. From day one, I have been authentically encouraged and inspired by the work they do, which has spilled over into my family, my friendships, and my community. I am so thankful to contribute to this mission!

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have a son with a chromosome deletion with this he has autistic tendencies so for 10 years we were living in Camerons world...never getting a break. When we moved to Wisconsin we heard of Snappin Ministries through our local church and we were pleasantly surprised at what they offered. Not only did we want to receive services....We wanted to find out how we could help serve. They provided proper training so we knew the expectation and learned how to provide an exciting time for the kiddos while the parents get a breather. Working with the other volunteers and with the kiddos has been very rewarding. We can truly understand the value of 5 minutes of normal to a family that has a child requiring special needs. I highly recommend this program to any family looking for an outlet.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

My first encounter with Snappin' Ministries was when I signed up to be a vendor for one of their fundraisers. By the time event actually happened, I found out that our own little baby-to-be would be one of the special ones. Fast forward to a couple of weeks after Tobias' birth and we were already stationed at Children's Hospital so that he could be treated for a respiratory illness. Snappin' Ministries sent a care package to our home that provided not only gift cards to various businesses, but also some toiletries and other items. Tangible and practical love was given through that package, and with no family living near us, we truly felt like the care package was a hug from above!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a parent of 3 special needs children, I sometimes feel so alone in the world. Snappin Ministries has helped our family through a few crisis situations and most importantly, day to day troubles. They have provided us with friendship and spiritual leadership. The family events they hold are wonderful. Our children are able to be around other families with special needs. It is so nice to be able to talk with other parents and share our challenges and celebrations. It is one of the few times we can relax and let our children be children without being judged by others.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Snappin' Ministries has blessed us far beyond words. They have reached over many states to help us carry our burdens. Facing major medical issues, while trying to care for 4 children, each with their own special needs (medical and learning), has been overwhelming. Snappin' provided gift baskets to help lift our spirits with some sweet little goodies, but they also eased the financial burden with gift cards to ease our basic daily expenses. Thank you to everyone involved at Snappin' Ministries!

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