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 learned about Snappin' Ministries while working for a program for children with special needs. I was blown away by the dedication and enthusiasm this group offers to families. There are many fun activities and outings to provide as resources and support not only for the kids, but the whole family. It touched my heart and wouldn't let go, I had not choice but to jump in and serve!

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I literally fell upon SNAPPIN' Ministries in my quest to help my daughter newly dx with autism. Our lives have been so richly blessed with the God connections since I was lead to them. I have a wonderful mentor and friend who has selflessly guided me along this journey and carefully brought me little nuggets of her experience and guidance that she learned along the way....priceless!

Our family feels so loved by this organization that says you are important and you matter and "we get it." Although each special needs parent has a unique journey, there are just longings and heart cries that resonant the same desires and needs for all our children. Thanks Barb for your tireless and transparent efforts to meet me on the same page at times speaking what my heart feels through your blog....it gives me such encouragement and strengthens my character for Him. I am so grateful!

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with Barb of Snappin' Ministries for almost two years. Barb has helped me to grow in special needs ministry leadership skills which will allow me to better assist the families in my region of the country. I am also part of the Snappin' Ministries mentor development program which trains mentors to support special needs parents. This type of ministry is quite unique. The needs of families who have children with special needs often have needs which go unmet. Barb works tirelessly to reach, teach and encourage others in ministry even as she deals with the special needs of her own children.

With innovations in social media, Snappin' Ministries has reached others nation-wide. It has the potential to have world-wide impact as a unique ministry to parents by parents who share in the journey as parents of children with special needs. As a parent of two children with special needs, I know how difficult the journey can be and just how important this ministry to families such as mine. Snappin' Ministries is working diligently to fill a void too long unnoticed serving the "least of these."

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

SNAPPIN' is the little non-profit that could! Through some of the most dedicated volunteers out there, parents of children with special needs are served in unique ways. Most recently, the organization launched a faith-based parent mentor program that is one-of-a-kind in the nation. Parents can meet with their mentor right from their own home, no matter where they are in the country. A new smart phone app is also being launched to assist parents whether they're at home, in a doctor's office or at a hospital. People with skills ranging from having a love for children, to graphic artists, to licensed professionals make this all happen. What an organization!

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Time and time again I have seen the volunteers of this organization offer powerful compassion with small gestures of kindness to parents of kids with special needs. It warms my heart to see this highly neglected population given hope and encouragement with simple things like a gift basket, a kind word at a time of stress or aid at a time of crisis!

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

participating in a Bible study each summer with about 3 dozen moms of kids with special needs.

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

encourage more people to donate & volunteer!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen the ministry work of SNAPPIN first hand as well as had the privilege to help out at events. I am always amazed at the love poured into these families who have such great need! Truly demonstrating the hands and feet of Jesus is how I would describe SNAPPIN ministries!

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?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Barb and Steve have a huge heart for parents that have children with disabilities. There love for Jesus shines in everything that they do.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a fantastic organization Sanppin Ministries is! My experience with them has been all positive. A family with whom I was working came upon hard times. Barb and Snappin Ministries stepped up to the plate and helped them out with funds toward their son's treatment. Barb is amazing!

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

Very Well

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

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

We work with families who have children who are differetly abled. A single mom brought her son to work with me last summer; she was experiencing great financial stress at the time, as well as personal strain. We had offered her some financial assistance and she was still struggling to pay for the services. I contacted SNAPPIN MINISTRIES, and asked if they could help. Barb Dittrich jumped right in with a short, simple financial aid application, which the mom completed, and in a very short time, the family had received some financial assistance from SNAPPIN MINISTRIES, and the child could continue his therapy with us.

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

the amazing response to one family's outreach for help

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

help them get more recognition.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a wonderful organization and I had so much fun volunteering that I am staying on! Everyone was so friendly and welcoming to new people. I've worked with other non- profits before but this one is different. Everything about it deserves an A+ I can't wait to see where God is taking this organization!!!!

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  

I stand in awe of Barb and Snappin' Ministries. Every day, she inspires countless parents of kids with special needs, myself included. Snappin Ministries is one of the major forces in the world of special needs social media (not to mention in real life)!

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

My level of inspiration!

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

Really, I can't think of anything.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Sannpin' Ministries Rocks I am an Altar Server for St,Anthony The Great Othodox church in Melbourne,Florida they helped my wife & I when we needed it.

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

being a Patient-Advocate for those with Bleeding Disorders

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

help out if my wife & I lived in the area

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