Mission: Helping others engage persons with disability locally and globally.
About: 99 balloons refers to what was released at the funeral of Eliot Mooney- each balloon representing a day he spent on this earth. Among the many gifts he brought his parents was a passion to help children with special needs and their families. 99 Balloons Inc. was founded in 2007 to serve as a non-profit umbrella organization in order to fulfill this vision. 99 Balloons is based out of Fayetteville, AR, but trains and equips churches and individuals around the United States and around the world.
Services: rEcess was the first 99 Balloon's initiative. The capitalized "E" in rEcess is no mistake. The Mooneys were on the receiving end of much help and assistance from others that enabled them to better care for Eliot, and that is what this night is all about- serving families in ways that help them better care for their children. 99 Balloons started off as one monthly respite location (rEcess) in Fayetteville, AR, and has grown to become an organization that trains and equips teams and individuals across the United States as well as assists partners throughout the world via global trips and projects.
Volunteer Opportunities: There are currently 15 rEcess sites, including 5 around NW Arkansas. The goal of rEcess is to have it be the best night of the week for the kids with disabilities and their siblings. In addition to volunteering to be a buddy for the night, rEcess is a great opportunity for groups to get involved by providing a meal for volunteers or organizing a special guest or activity for "Large Group" time. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org