invites you to learn more about us!
Mission: To strengthen minority families by preventing suicide, child abuse, and kidnapping.
Vision: To be a servant leadership organization decreasing suicide, child abuse, and kidnapping by advocating for healthy parenting, alternative disciplinary methods, strong bonds in families, and implementing prevention-focused events.
WHO TO CONTACT IF HELP IS NEEDED NOW
WITNESSED or SUSPECT A KIDNAPPING - 911
KNOWLEDGE of or SUSPECT CHILD ABUSE - 911
FEELING SUICIDAL - 1 800 273 - TALK (8255) - 911
No More C.R.A.P.© (Children Ripped Apart from Parents) is a 501c3 organization based in Minnesota that is dedicated to fulfilling its mission and being intentionally responsive to the needs of diverse communities. Our inception year of anonymous volunteer efforts began in 2006. This path to provide nuggets of therapeutic healing with bears and journals was launched publicly in 2011. What started out as simple gifts to abused and kidnapped children has transformed into a non-profit organization.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
Lived experiences contribute to shaping our thoughts and actions. After surviving from the trauma of child abuse and kidnapping (read kidnapping story), the next step for our executive director, Dr. Rolanda Schmidt, was to map out a plan of prevention.
According to the United States Accountability Office, approximately five children die each day as a result of child abuse. In 2018, more than 3 million child abuse cases were reported (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services) and approximately 674,000 substantiated. One child abuse case is too many, and the same is true of children being ripped from their parents. Sadly, The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports an alarming growth rate in kidnapping cases each year.
Even more painful, every 11 minutes, someone dies of suicide (CDC). Within that ratio, suicide is the second leading cause of death in black children ages 10-14 (NIMH), and third in ages 15-19. The stigmas of suicide in minority communities continue to rise and is simply unacceptable. Each of these painful issues contribute to children ripped apart from parents. Let's work together to mend these heart-wrenching seams.
In October 2019, Rolanda Schmidt's 18 year old son Giovanni took his life after a relationship break-up. This tragic event led to expounding our mission to include preventing suicide within diverse families. We are elated to have gained official non-profit status just a few days shy of Giovanni's first anniversary in heaven.
No More C.R.A.P.© seeks to end the cycle of suicide, child abuse, and kidnapping. The emotional, mental, and physical scars associated with each of these atrocities are painful. By helping one child at a time, the path to strengthening and restoring the family bond is cultivated.
Thank you for taking a moment to dive into topics that affect all of us. Let's learn and grow together while advocating to end the epidemics of suicide, child abuse, and kidnapping.
"Speak up for those who cannot for themselves" (Proverbs 31:8)
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Our Individual Supporters
We are thankful for all of you!
No More C.R.A.P.© would not be in existence without the generosity of individuals, volunteers, CORPORATIONS, FOUNDATIONS, and communities making a difference in the lives of children & families. we truly appreciate your servant hearts and kind acts of gratitude.
THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTORS OF JOURNALS
HELPED TO ENSURE No MORE C.R.A.P.'s SUCCESFUL INCEPTION.
Thank you humbly!
Jay Caspillo || Darrel Trulson Trent Tucker, NBA
Jim & Deborah Young
Dr. Shantay Bolton
Debbie Stocco || Troy Erickson
Rob & Dr. Ruslana Westerlund
Kirk Harrington || Shayna ward Sean Alderson
Annette Craig || JACKIE ADAIR
michael & Dawn Underland
Steve Page || Maya Corey
Chris &Terri Counts
2. the aftermath of suicide for families is extremely painful. Giovanni Polleri's tragic story birthed a miracle. we would be honored for you to watch and read how this came about.
We invite you to click here and join us in watching the memories from our Annual Comfort the Courageous Cub© event!
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