OUR MISSION: To support children in foster care who have special needs, to decrease the time they wait for permanent families, and to expand the geographical boundaries in which the best adoptive families may be found.
Please note: Ads that appear above are a fundraising tool used by SNAPS. They are not an endorsement by our staff, nor by our Board of Directors for any of the services offered. We neither choose nor control what is listed there. PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS. DO NOT use adoption or referral agencies that are not licensed in your state.
Go to this page to find out how you can fulfill a youth's wish or add your donation to other contributions to make that dream a reality.
Even if you are unable to be an adoptive or foster parent, there are still many ways you can help. Individual donations are always needed. For cash/check donations, print and fill out this donation form and send it to the address above. Make check payable to Special Needs Adoptive Parent Services, Inc. or "SNAPS". SNAPS is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible and we WILL send an acknowledgement.
SNAPS, Inc. is a charitable non-profit organization, founded in 2001. SNAPS' adoption promotion services are through two State contracts, which amount to approximately 50 percent of total funding. Other programs support youth in foster care or provide advocacy and referral for families wanting to adopt from foster care. They are funded through private foundation grants and donations. Your donations to this 501 (c) (3) are tax deductible.
* more than 95% of the donation amount through JustGive.org will be sent directly to SNAPS, Inc. (or you will have the option to pay the admin fee and send 100% of your intended donation amount to us).
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Funds for Activities - Sometimes cash, check or gift card donations help the most. This money is used to purchase toys for children younger than nine years old or for other projects a child may be engaged in during filming of his or her adoption promotion television segment. If you would like to donate by credit card, click the Donate Now button at the bottom of the home page navigation bar.
Pajamas/Books - We are a drop-off location for the Idaho chapter of the Pajama Program. You can drop off pajamas and/or a book, and we will get it to a child in foster care. Our office address is below. You may want to call first to make sure our staff is not out on a production activity with children. Sizes and reading levels needed most are for ages 4 to 17.
Backpacks/School supplies - We love it when groups conduct backpack drives two months before school starts. Through the summer months, they collect new backpacks and school supplies, which are then donated to foster children as school begins or even later in the year when needed. You can bring those supplies to our office or send a gift card to be tucked into a backpack. Our kids love to shop for themselves. It’s such a treat! The backpacks also make it easy for out-of-town Wednesday's Child participants to carry momento gifts back on the plane.
To arrange pick-up contact:
One Church One Child
AmeriCorps VISTA DHW
1720 Westgate Dr. Suite D
Boise, Idaho 83704
Wednesday’s Child and Mentor Activities - We are always looking for new local businesses to host a Wednesday's Child production or a mentor activity. That means providing the necessary entry fee, materials, food or activity for the child and escort at your business. Examples include providing an art or craft project/instruction, free video games at an arcade, food or treats, entry fee to rides or venues, etc. This is a great way for your local business to support children in foster care, as well as the Idaho Wednesday's Child program.
Digital Photo Frame - If you would like to display a digital photo frame with portraits of Wednesday's Child from the Heart Gallery of Idaho, you can sponsor the cost and make space for it in your waiting room or reception area. Sponsoring the frame simply requires a donation of $125 for the frame and a small space to display it with our business cards. We will load portraits of children on it and will periodically come to load new portraits.
Business Gift Certificates - Whatever your business does that might be enjoyed by a child or youth and an adult escort, we need donated gift certificates for fun activities, i.e. movie tickets, rides, bowling, haircuts, makeovers, clothing, food coupons, sporting events, concert passes, instruction, entertainment, etc. These certificates and coupons will be used for mentor activities or recruitment activities throughout the year.
Donations or gift cards can be sent to:
SNAPS, INC. (Home of the Wednesday's Child Program)
2399 S. Orchard St., Suite 200
Boise, Idaho 83705
We express our deep gratitude to our supporters. Your donations make a difference in the quality of services we are able to provide for children waiting in foster care.
Marti Wiser, LCSW
Special Needs Adoptive Parent Services, Inc.