Helping Gods Babies Inc

Helping Gods Babies

Lehigh Acres, FL   |  http://www.helpinggodsbabies.com

Mission

HELPING GOD’S BABIES MISSION STATEMENT Helping God’s Babies Inc. is a registered non-profit in the State of Florida. We are non-sectarian nor politically motivated. We are dedicated to helping individuals with Autism & Down syndrome through the game of golf . . . By learning to play the game and finding permanent employment within the golf industry. As we have become more knowledgeable of these children and young adults, we realize that Down syndrome and Autism are NOT a disease but truly a “Blessing From God”.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are dedicated to teaching golf to the Autistic & Down-syndrome population. We have authored an "instructor's teaching manual" that has been accepted as the only standard of education in this arena. Now well meaning instructors have a universal manual. This replaces individual theories that are not sufficient for these "special needs" children. We want everyone from California to Florida to be on the same wave length in this unique challenge.

Ruling year info

2019

Founder & CEO

Regis Sauger Mr.

Main address

8130 Blue Daze Ct.

Lehigh Acres, FL 3972 USA

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EIN

83-4166254

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We have created a National Teaching program for golf instructors on how to teach Autistic & Down-syndrome children. Our work has been well received by organizations and they welcome one common teaching manual. The normal golf instructions available today are based on a multiple of theory. The instructors are paid basically for talking. These children are in a visual learning mentality and each one has different mental and physical afflictions. Our manual is very involved in autism & down-syndrome. Our problem is being able to reach out to those dedicated instructors that have the desire & emotional stability to be able to take our Certification Course and be able to teach these "special needs" children. We created and conducted a "Golf Clinic" for Gigi's playhouse in Fort Myers, FL. It was a wonderful event for Down-syndrome chidren. The event attracted children from ages (5) to adults. Age (57) One would have to have participated to enjoy the happiness and enjoyment on the children

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Golf Clinics for Autistic & Down-syndrome children

We have authored, copyrighted & published (Amazon) an Instructors Manual for teaching Autistic and Down-syndrome children. Our 1st event is on March 21st in Fort Myers, Florida. We are working with Gigi"s Playhouse. We have a golf program for the little guys, conducted by John Johnson. John is on our Board of Directors and has a Masters degree in speech pathology and has worked with special needs children frequently

Population(s) Served
Health

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Gigi's Playhouse 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of accolades/recognition received from third-party organizations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health

Related Program

Golf Clinics for Autistic & Down-syndrome children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our Linkedin exposure to the golf industry experts has resulted in worldwide support of our program. We might possibly be the ONLY program that is dedicated to Autism & Down syndrome/

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are dedicated to teaching golf to Autistic & Down syndrome children. We have authored, copyrighted & published on Amazon an "INSTRUCTORS MANUAL FOR TEACHING AUTISTIC & DOWN-SYNDROME" children. We recognize that as these children are living longer, once they reach adulthood there is nothing for them. Golf will provide tremendous social, physical & mental benefits for these children.

They are not seeking pity but understanding. Our course on "Training the Trainers" is the ONLY course that deals with the complexities of this population. We offer that benefit for those as they approach adulthood to become a contributing part of society.
As a result of our activity, we created videos for parents/guardians to teach their children how to swing a golf club. The videos are completed and will be marketed worldwide to the Autism & Down syndrome population.

We have aligned our organization with Gigi's playhouse on a local level. We are conducting a complimentary golf clinic to introduce children with Down syndrome to how to play golf. We recently purchased the inventory of a major junior golf supplier of equipment. We are negotiating with the Payne Stewart Foundation to direct their golf activities with new young children.

We are currently writing an "instructional manual" that will become the "bible" of instruction for all special needs children's organizations. We have been requested to do this by the American Society of Disabled Golfers. Our mission & website has garnered intensive interest and support Internationally. We are dedicated to " HELPING GODS BABIES"

In order to move our program forward, we concentrated on assembling children with down syndrome in SW Florida. We worked in conjunction with Gigi's playhouse a National Organization that works with Down syndrome families. With their cooperation, we created and conducted a very successful golf clinic. The children & parents were extremely happy about the opportunity.
Our plan is to acquire a facility to enable us to function as an International Autism & Down syndrome Golf Academy. We have a number of interested parties that welcome and support projects for these "special needs" children.

Our rating with Guide Star adds to our credibility. Our level of donors escalates into the commercial sector from personal donations. Vendors in the golf industry are very aware of the issue of creating new golfers. HGB is one of the only, if not the only organization that is addressing this need. By creating new golfers in the Autism & Down syndrome population we not only help the economy but more than that, we create and add to the longer longevity in this population.

The question facing society is "what are these children going to do when they reach adulthood?" There is virtually nothing for them. Our program adds to the quality of life and with our job training element, we also create potential employment for them in the golf industry & restaurant business.

As a result of our efforts in the Autism & Down syndrome population, we have been invited to create a golf program for the Cape Coral Family Initiative. They are an Autism support group.

Our staff & Advisory Board are professionals and well qualified in their respective disciplines.

Our staff is comprised of experts in the arena of working with "special needs children". We have a combined total of experience exceeding (100) years. I personally have been teaching golf for over (60) years. Mike Harbour has been teaching special needs children for over (30) years. Curie Cudmore our Staff Occupational Therapist worked with the UN in the Middle East & Unicef with this population. John Johnson has a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology that is an extremely important component of our mission.

We are without any doubts one of the most qualified instructional groups. We recently conducted a golf clinic for Austistic & Down-syndrome children. The turnout was far better than expected. We had (19) volunteers to participate in our video marketing program.

We have authored, copyrighted and published on Amazon an "Instructors Teaching Manual" for working with the Autistic & Down-syndrome population. We have also created a Certification Course which will enable volunteers to have the knowledge of Autism, Down-syndrome and most importantly the knowledge of our specific method of teaching golf. Our method is focused on visual teaching with much less oral lessons as these children learn visually. In our curriculum we point out to the aspiring teachers how to deal with "melt-downs" and "stimming". Most volunteers & golf instructors might not even know the meaning of these situations. Our program emphasizes "support and not sympathy".

Financials

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Helping Gods Babies Inc

Board of directors
as of 5/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Regis Sauger Sauger

Helping Gods Babies

Term: 2019 - 2023

Ernesto Rolon

SEDA

Daniel Breslin

Red Hawk CC

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/15/2021

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Leadership

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Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/15/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.