Providing therapeutic products for children with cognitive and physical disabilities

Sue Desautels of Clap Your Hands & Jefferson Award

Sue Desautels is this month’s Jefferson Award winner. (November 2016) SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) — She heard the word and didn’t hesitate. She made the purchase of a lifetime and now leads a legion of ladies all armed with a needle and thread. Voices do carry, one a bit further than others. “Three in the morning [...]

By |2017-06-01T20:22:12+00:00December 4th, 2016|News and Notes|Comments Off on Sue Desautels of Clap Your Hands & Jefferson Award

Happy 2nd Birthday CLAP YOUR HANDS

On November 19th Clap Your Hands will be celebrating 2 years as a pediatric 501 c (3) non-profit. When we began our journey we really had no idea what to expect. Could we really do this? Did we need to hire professionals? Could we meet the demand of our ever growing “business”? Could we really [...]

By |2017-03-06T05:12:32+00:00November 19th, 2016|News and Notes|Comments Off on Happy 2nd Birthday CLAP YOUR HANDS

Charleston Post and Courier Article December 27, 2015

This is a great article of Sue's personal experience which led up to Clap Your Hands humble beginnings. You can open the attachment and see the article how it looked in the paper or click on the link to see on the Post and Courier web page. Post-Courier-Article-Dec-27-2015-black-and-white http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20151227/PC1201/151229624/1002/journey-of-faith-leads-to-helping-special-needs-children (copy and paste into browser)   [...]

By |2017-03-06T05:14:18+00:00December 29th, 2015|News and Notes|Comments Off on Charleston Post and Courier Article December 27, 2015

Happy Birthday “CLAP YOUR HANDS” 1 year non-profit

November 19th is special for Clap Your Hands – it is our first year of officially becoming a non-profit 501 (c) (3). What an amazing year it has been too. It’s been a year of meeting new people and breaking out of our comfort zone. We learned how to do things we never thought were [...]

By |2015-11-19T03:34:05+00:00November 19th, 2015|Events, News and Notes|Comments Off on Happy Birthday “CLAP YOUR HANDS” 1 year non-profit

Sep 16 2015 in the Post and Courier “Editorials” Charleston, SC daily newspaper

Sep 16 2015 in the Post and Courier “Editorials” Charleston, SC daily newspaper “Clap Your Hands” is an organization started by a local grandmother, Sue Desautels. This organization was inspired by her granddaughter, who was born with several disabilities, had a stroke at birth and suffered many seizures a day. The family was warned she [...]

By |2015-09-17T00:27:54+00:00September 17th, 2015|News and Notes|Comments Off on Sep 16 2015 in the Post and Courier “Editorials” Charleston, SC daily newspaper

‘It ain’t over until God says it’s over’ – article in Summerville Journal Scene

Click on the link below for an article published in the August 7, 2015 edition. Thank you Monica Kreber ‘It ain’t over until God says it’s over’ - article in Summerville Journal Scene http://www.journalscene.com/article/20150807/SJ01/150809818/1059/-x2018-it-ain-x2019-t-over-until-god-says-it-x2019-s-over  

By |2015-08-20T00:29:24+00:00August 8th, 2015|News and Notes|Comments Off on ‘It ain’t over until God says it’s over’ – article in Summerville Journal Scene

The Charles Webb – Ed Croft Endowment Fund of Coastal Community Foundation

Press Release The Charles Webb – Ed Croft Endowment Fund of Coastal Community Foundation Awards $70,000 in Grants July 27, 2015 by CCF Funding will support 14 organizations serving children with special needs across the Tri-County CHARLESTON, SC – July 27, 2015: Coastal Community Foundation (CCF), a grantmaking institution dedicated to serving coastal South Carolina, [...]

By |2015-08-20T00:31:05+00:00July 28th, 2015|News and Notes|Comments Off on The Charles Webb – Ed Croft Endowment Fund of Coastal Community Foundation

BREAKING GOALS

Clap Your Hands - BREAKING GOALS 2013 – 177 donated products 2014 – 500 donated products 2015 – GOAL set – 800 donated products * January through June of 2015 – donated 643 products in our community Breaking the product down for the past 6 months Weighted blankets – 120                                      Bibs - 144 Lap pads [...]

By |2015-08-20T00:33:17+00:00July 23rd, 2015|News and Notes|Comments Off on BREAKING GOALS

BLOG FIVE – The GRANT!– July 13, 2015

What it feels like when you’re filling out a Grant application    ???  :/   ??? What it looks like when you finish your Grant application and hit send.   :)    :)    :) Whenever I mention that Clap Your Hands will be filling out Grant applications the very next question someone asks is, “who did you hire to [...]

By |2015-07-14T00:44:49+00:00July 14th, 2015|News and Notes|Comments Off on BLOG FIVE – The GRANT!– July 13, 2015