On November 2, 2007, Jamie’s Smiles’ second grant was issued to the Macomb Infant Preschool Program (MIPP). This $1,000 grant will be used to purchase an indoor combined play yard and ball pit, reclining booster chairs, cube chairs and trays for bumble chairs all for the use of special needs children in the MIPP program. Where practical, items will also be made available to loan to the parents of special needs children to enhance their therapy outside of the classroom (i.e. in the home).
As a result of the generosity of the Nino Salvaggio Charitable Foundation for Children in Need, in December Jamie’s Smiles presented an additional $5,000 grant to the Macomb Infant Preschool Program at their annual Santa Brunch for special needs children in their program. The money was used by MIPP for the purchase of specialized physical/occupational therapy equipment as well as for on-site education and for items to loan to special needs children in the Macomb Infant Preschool Program.
This photo is of the presentation of the check to the Macomb Infant Preschool Program Home Program Staff and Supervisor (Back Row: Debbie Rosenblatt, Marj Bryen, Linda Lutz, Shirley McMellen, Gretchen Bates; Second Row: Lauren Fox, Logan Bates (holding contribution), Barb Bosel; Front Row: Betty Mihaiu.
Logan Bates holding the check on the swing that was purchased with funds from last year’s grant to the MIPP program.