SNAPPIN MINISTRIES INC

Rating: 4.96 stars   74 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 well over 3,500 families both locally and nationwide. In 2014, despite the economy, we were able to grant $2,452 in aid through gift cards and TLC baskets to families throughout the US. Parents were also able to connect with us through various conferences and special family events. Bowling, kite flying, and adaptive water-skiing were just a part of the fun. We also ran multiple mentoring groups using Facebook and Zoom video conferencing, so parents can participate from the comfort of their own homes.
Target demographics: Parents of all children with chronic illness, disability, and special needs
Geographic areas served: Every state in the continental US
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  

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Snappin' Ministries ministers to parents of kids with special needs. This non-profit has a huge heart and a reach far greater than than their budget indicates. Volunteers give of time and talents to provide quarterly respite and family fun events in Wisconsin. They also send gift baskets to families around the country, provide awareness of special needs resources via social media and encouragement via their top notch blog. They also train parents of kids with special needs to mentor other parents with special needs to reduce isolation and build connections for families. Snappin' truly is a great non-profit.

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I've worked with Barb for the past two years as we developed and wrote the Parent to Parent Mentoring Curriculum. I was asked to join the board a year and a half ago. In both capacities, Barb has been a woman of vision with a deep desire to meet the practical and spiritual needs of parents of kids with special needs. Her efforts on their behalf are tireless, even as she cares for her own children, two of whom have special needs. Barb has created an organization that meets parents where they are at and connects them to resources and groups able to ease their burden and give them hope. Being part of Snappin' as a board member is an exciting and fulfilling endeavor.

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

Likely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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I became involved with SNAPPIN’ MINISTRIES last year. I am very proud to be a part of such a great organization. This non-profit organization made up of volunteers helps parents of children with special needs. It is a faith-based program that helps mentor and support people. In the center of it all is an amazing woman named Barb. This organization is one-of-a-kind in the nation!

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

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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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

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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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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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?

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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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