In 2021, Mimi’s Mission has restructured and shifted focused to primarily help Downriver families with a child on the Autism Spectrum. As of 01/05/2021 WE NO LONGER ACCEPT ANY CLOTHING DONATIONS OR DONATIONS OF HYGEINE & CLEANING PRODUCTS! WE ONLY ACCEPT MONETARY DONATIONS, DONATIONS OF CHILD-FRIENDLY NON-PERISHABLE FOOD FOR OUR BLESSINGS BOX AND SENSORY ITEMS FOR CHILDREN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM. THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF SOME SENSORY ITEMS WE ACCEPT:

 

 

  • New, unused or very gently used items only
  • Sensory Mats: These are small mats that each utilize a different texture. Children can then use their hands or feet to feel and play with the different types of textures.
  • Slime or Putty
  • Steel Pin artboards (not sharp)
  • Rainmaker Toys that make rain sounds
  • Crash Pads
  • Weighted Blankets
  • Developmental Toys that help with coordination
  • Books with different textures
  • Many other items help. A google search of “sensory items for children with Autism” can return lists of ideas and suggestions.

 

Please note, we are open Wednesday-Friday from 9-3. NO AFTER HOURS DROP OFF, please.

If you would like to donate other items, please consider some area organizations:

  • Oaks of Righteousness
  • Downriver Foster Closet
  • Tried and True