Community Relations

Thank you for your interest in helping families at U-M 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 contact Mott Community Relations at 734-764-1260 and speak with a Mott Community Relations staff member.

Holiday Donations

In order to sort, inventory and prepare for our holiday event for our patients and families, we will not be able to accept donations after December, 14, 2019. Donations will only be accepted by appointment. Please call 734-764-1260 to schedule your donation drop-off time. Check out these additional tips and guidelines for holiday gift donations to Mott Children's Hospital. 

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 the University of Michigan Health System. 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 UMHS 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

Gift Cards

We also encourage you to consider donating gift cards to support the patients and families staying at the hospital. Gift cards provide our staff with the flexibility to make “on-demand” toy purchases, used for gifts and distraction items throughout the year. Some gift card ideas include Target, Meijer, iTunes and restaurants that deliver to the hospital, such as Jimmy John’s, Domino’s Pizza or Cottage Inn.

Material Donations

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


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.