Who we are...
Special Needs Sibs (SNS) serves young people who have siblings with special needs, learning differences and sensory issues. In addition, our founder and community supports Our Training Center to offer training in employment skills via hands-on workshops at the local library, Chamber of Commerce and junior college to young adults transitioning from high school to college and the workforce.
But there’s a problem
SNS is a zero-budget 501.c.3 nonprofit organization (EIN #46-3532301). We rely solely on outside fundraising to support scholarships and free events to our local siblings as well as training and workshops for the members of Our Training Center. Currently, our Founder and the already stretched families that attend our events have covered the costs of all that we do. We want to continue to offer our meetups and services to our community.
Your donation helps SNS deliver quality programs to develop lifelong skills that empower our children - both neurotypical as well as those who learn differently - in the face of more-than-their-fair-share of family and life challenges.
Here’s what we’re doing about it
Special Needs Sibs is excited to celebrate 6 years of providing monthly social meetups and scholarships in The Woodlands, Texas and surrounding areas. Annually, we continue to offer neurotypical siblings in special needs families uniquely organized recreational social events. This year’s events include gymnastics, artistry, and fishing with collaborative partners in our community. Workshops for Our Training center are held every two months while mentors work with our members regularly throughout the year monitoring their progress in workplace readiness and social skills. Workshop topics have included robotics, 3-D printng, culinary, entrepreneurship, and nursing, as well as other exciting career choices.
Our goal is to raise $5,000 in total to cover the costs of meetups and programs for each group: Special Needs Sibs and Our Training Center. Your donation will go toward the cost of venues, supplies for hands-on activities, food, and other expenses associated with each event.
If you're more of the "dig in and get your hands dirty" type: Special Needs Sibs was recently certified as a President Service Award organization that recognizes youth and adult volunteers for their service hours. We would love for you to be a part of our meetups and workshops!
SNS has created over 65 local community events and countless kid-hours serving our local neuro-typical siblings and their often-stretched families.
What's in it for you?
Warm fuzzies - who doesn't like making others feel good!?
Your donation is 100% tax deductible.
And... we will happily share our Sponsor(s) logo and and other business information on all event flyers and social media platforms and on site at all events. (We try to capture live video at all of our events. Photos are always posted.)