Community Relations

Thank you for your interest in helping families at Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.  Mott Community Relations and Child and Family Life, with support from community donors, helps to make the stays of patients a little easier through play, teaching, crafts, art and music therapies, and medical play.

Our Mott Wish List includes items that are most used and requested by our Activity Therapists and patients. For safety and health reasons, we ask that all donations be brand new with store tags attached. If you would like to help support our work with in-kind donations, please email Mott Community Relations.  You can also leave a message for Mott Community Relations Staff at 734-764-1260. 

Holiday Donations

Due to the pandemic, this year’s holiday donations will look and feel a little different, but our team and the community are equally committed to making sure patients in the hospital have a holiday to remember.  There is a great need for new toys, coloring books and games. The easiest and most convenient way to donate is through our online Amazon and Target gift registries which are kept up-to-date with specific items requested by our activity therapists and patients.  Visit our Gifts in Kind page for more details.

Fundraising and Financial Gifts

Mott Community Relations and Child and Family Life rely on fundraising and generous financial gifts for half of its budget that is not subsidized by Michigan Medicine.  Child and Family Life activities are not paid for by insurance or by patient families. If you would like to support our work by making a monetary donation online, please click here. You may also make a donation via check made payable to Mott Child & Family Life that can be mailed to:

Mott Community Relations
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
F2519 UH South, SPC 5253
Arbor, MI 48109-5253

Material Donations

Material donations are accepted year round. Be sure to check our Gifts in Kind page for our current wish lists of frequently requested items and guidelines. If you would like to donate books, learn more at our Giving Library.

Entertainment

Special entertainment and events, musical performances, or specialized craft activities can bring much happiness to a hospitalized child and his or her family. All interested groups are required to review our guidelines. All requests are reviewed for appropriateness of activity, number of participants and ages of the visiting group, and scheduling availability.