On October 28, 2019, the Macomb Infant Preschool Program (MIPP) and Glen H. Peters School, serving a combined total of over 1,000 students with special needs ages 3-26 in Macomb County, each received a $1,000 grant from Jamie’s Smiles. The money from these grants is for the purchase of equipment for communication assistive technology, High Chairs, Therapy Balls, auditory activity books, fine and gross motor skill toys, as well as items for physical therapy relating to core strength, and balance. Some items will be used on site at their locations and other will be utilized as short-term loan equipment for families to use for child development and in-home teaching.
When asked about their projects Bates said, “We are so proud to be a small part of the work that the Macomb Infant Preschool Program (MIPP) and Glen Peters School programs are making to improve the lives of children with special needs like our son and to support their efforts. We are thankful to have such high quality programs in our own back yard.”
Bates went on to say, “We are also excited to announce our Holiday Adoption program for families of children with special needs through MIPP. We are adopting families from the MIPP program who are raising children that have special needs. We rely on the support and generosity of people in the community who have a desire to change the lives of others for the better by offering them a hand-up. We invite everyone with a giving heart to join in our mission to change lives and help others.”
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