SNAPPIN MINISTRIES INC

Rating: 4.96 stars   70 reviews

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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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EIN 26-1750122
262-391-5458
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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  

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: 4 stars  

My husband and I have volunteered with Snappin Ministries several times this last year, the events are very well organized to give the parent of a child with special needs time to not worry about the care of their child. They can be assured they are in good care with the volunteers. As a mother of a 15 year old daughter I know the anxieties being able to have a night out and would have loved to have that as my daughter was growing up. Now she joins us volunteering at times and loves doing that.
I truly enjoy this program and will continue to volunteer when I am able and in any other ways I can support Snappin Ministires.

Sincerely Tammy Ligman

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Rating: 5 stars  

I must admit that the first time my husband and I volunteered at a Snappin' Ministries event, we did so because it was a group near and dear to my cousin's heart. However, by the end of that very first event, I too felt a connection; not only with the kids, but with the leaders as well as the other volunteers. The dedication to and support of the entire family unit is unparalleled. I feel honored to be able to give of my time to this amazing organization lead by some of the most compassionate people I have ever met.

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Snappin' Ministries offers parents a lifeline through family and personal support, events and respite care. I am a proud member of the volunteer team and love the work!

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  

The dedication of everyone involved is just phenomenal. And the passion displayed by their staff and volunteers is without equal. Love flows freely to everyone they come into contact with.

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?

2013

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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 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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