Special Kneads New Loc. Renovations

$319,876 of $340,000 goal

Raised by 48 people in 25 months
Be a Part of something "SPECIAL." 

Special Kneads and Treats, Inc. has been operating now for just over 3 years. With God’s blessings we have ensured that 100’s of children in our community who may not have had a birthday cake received one of our personalized cakes to share with their family. Additional blessings have also allowed for us to currently employ 13 special needs adults along with 7 that volunteer to assist in these endeavors. At present we have 142 special needs adults on a wait list that desire to have a place to work and receive a sense of pride and accomplishment.

For all of this we are extremely grateful and humbled by HIS presence and our supporter’s generosity.

We were led to expand the mission and God’s will for Special Kneads and Treats. We have secured a permanent “NEW” home within our community for a completely handicap accessible commercial kitchen.

We were blessed to receive enough for a down payment during our first fund raiser and now we are looking to get started on the next steps of the journey.

Your donations will be earmarked for the complete renovations needed on this new property so that we can be safe and secure for many years to come. The building will serve as our base of operations with a full commercial kitchen that is completely handicap accessible to employ more special needs and provide greater services to those less fortunate within our surrounding areas.

The overall vision is to distribute our products to not only those in need but as well to Special Kneads store fronts in surrounding cities that are staffed by even more special needs adults.

Future vision once established is to replicate this model across our Great Nation as this is a much needed area in many lives.
 
Your generosity will impact and change lives for many and we thank you from the bottom of our heart for your support and prayers.

Warmest regards and Blessings to you, Michael, Tempa and our Special Kneads Family
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Good afternoon everyone, we are in the final stages of our push to get the COO for the new building and wanted to take a moment and say Thank you from the depths of our hearts for all of your prayers and support to get us to where we are today.
We could not have done this without you and most of all without GOD.

We are starting a new campaign on the final push to get the last few things tied up and ready for us to hopefully relocate within the next few weeks.

Here is the link to check it out.

https://www.gofundme.com/Final-Renovations

As always thanks for everything .

Deepest love and gratitude from the Special Kneads Family.
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1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from GOD; and everyone who loves is born of GOD and knows GOD.

1 John 4:21 And this commandment we have from HIM, that the one who loves GOD should love his brother also.

John 13:34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

John 15:12 "This is MY commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.

We are very excited that we have been able to provide another special needs adult with their very first paycheck. Please join us in celebration for Nia as she has transitioned from volunteer to paid employee and collected her very first paycheck ever. We feel so blessed that GOD has allowed us to be the first for many of our Special Kneads Family.
We now have 16 Special needs on staff with 4 volunteers and our wait list has swelled to over 150.

We cannot wait to get into the new facility where we can look to reduce the list even further and impact more lives with this awesome mission that GOD has blessed us to be a part of.

There has been a lot of progress over the last week at the new building. Kitchen floor is in, HVAC should be completed and operational today, grease trap was installed, walls were painted, ceiling painted as well as the grids in and ready for panels, lobby floor should be colored and sealed by end of week and so much more as we draw closer to our target of being end by end of June.

We would not be where we are today without all of your prayers and support and for that we are forever grateful.

We would like to ask for your prayers for two of our dear friends and their families as their battles with cancer come to an end.
Be at peace dear Leatha.
Mr. Bill we know you are headed home and pray that we will see you again in our FATHER's house.

Much love from the ever expanding Special Kneads Family.
Nia receiving her first paycheck EVER.
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2 Corinthians 9:7-8 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for GOD loves a cheerful giver. And GOD is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

This week has been a blur of activity with both highs and lows. Through it all we must remember that GOD is in control and always there for us to turn to when we are struggling and when very bad things happen. We must go to HIM in prayer to help us better understand the things that seem so very far from what we believe should be GOD's will and plans. His purpose and plans for our life are for an eternity and not just for the moment we are experiencing.

Thank you LORD for everything both good and bad that we encounter and help us to rely on you for everything.

This week we lost a dear friend in Jeff Davidson. Jeff and his wife Becky founded Rising Above Ministries because of their son Jon Alex and the fact that there was a need for special needs families to be able to experience GOD without being made to feel like outcasts or frowned upon because of their child's actions inside the sanctuary. You can read about their story at the following link: https://risingaboveministries.org/about-us/

Please pray along with us for Becky and Jon Alex during this time of loss and help us to lift Jeff up for being the good and faithful servant. We will miss you brother, but we know we will see you again with our FATHER.

GOD has a way of bringing you back around when you start to get off track and stray thinking that your petty problems are weighing you down. This week we received many messages about many of our extended family in CHRIST with severe issues like cancer and death just to name a couple. Our problems with computers, websites, traffic, broken machinery, and the gamut of other minor things that build up are nothing compared to what many in our world are going through and we need to be thankful that GOD is allowing us to experience these things that others would love to change with us.

The building is progressing amazingly because of GOD's continual graces upon us. They are supposed to start installing the kitchen tile and painting walls next week as well as getting the grease trap installed and HVAC is almost done. We are still shooting for end of June and are most thankful for our wonderful contractor and his crews.

We received another awesome blessing in the form of a check for $5,000.00 from the Grainger Foundation.

We were humbled and honored to attend the Special Needs School of Gwinnett graduation ceremony where they surprised us with an award. http://www.specialneedsschools.org/

There was so much happening this week that we could go on for several pages and we are thankful to GOD for everything.

As always we greatly appreciate all of your prayers and support during this amazing journey.

Tremendous love and blessings form the Special Kneads Family.
The Davidson Family - We love you!
Special Needs School Award to us.
Special Needs School Graduation Program
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1 Peter 5:6-7 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of GOD, that he may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon HIM, for HE cares for you.

Romans 8:31-32 What then shall we say to these things? If GOD is for us, who can be against us? HE who did not spare HIS own SON, but delivered HIM up for us all, how shall HE not with HIM also freely give us all things?

Please help us to welcome Ian into the family as we continue to grow within GOD's house. Ian started volunteering several months ago and yesterday we were able to give him his very first paycheck ever. Not just from us but ever. ( a moment to let that truly register)

We are so tremendously blessed as we are allowed through GOD's provisions and grace to hand many of these special needs adults (15 now) their first paycheck ever with some like Scott having to wait until age 52. We have now seen our waiting list increase to over 150 and are hopeful to bring many off the list once we are in our new site.

We cannot thank you enough for all of your prayers and support which helps make things like this possible and likewise is helping to pave the path to our new home that is progressing amazingly.

We are still hopeful to be in by end of June and are certain that GOD is wrapping his protections around us as we prepare for the relocation.

Check out the Facebook page to see the most current video of the new site https://www.facebook.com/SpecialKneadsAndTreatsInc/videos/1317281091721308/

Praying you all have a wonderful weekend and as always thank you so much for all your prayers and support. We could not do this without you.

Much love and blessings from the growing Special Kneads Family.
Ian's First paycheck ever.
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Raised by 48 people in 25 months
Created October 28, 2016
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Renee Frazine
9 months ago

Would be great if you started to ship. I saw a post about you on Facebook and would love to taste your cupcakes.

$28
Laura Broggi
18 months ago

keep up the good work!

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$5,000
Grainger Foundation
18 months ago (Offline Donation)
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$50
Lori and John Kelly
19 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Mark and Cheryl Medley
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