Making spirits bright

Holiday gift donations for kids at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Every year, we are awestruck by the generosity of organizations, families and individuals who want to help the kids at Mott during the holiday season. It’s a beautiful reminder of the kindness of the human spirit.

Your donations help us bring cheer to our Little Victors year round, but this time of year, in particular, they help us make our annual “Mott Toy Shop” possible. Many of the parents of our Little Victors are reluctant to leave their child’s bedside for five minutes, let alone enough time to brave crowded stores for holiday shopping. And all too many are also feeling the weight of financial challenges. The Mott Toy Shop helps these parents still give their child a holiday experience even while spending their holiday in the hospital.

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Little people, big impact!

5 ways you and your kids can make a difference this summer

5 ways kids can make a differenceMany of us think of giving back during the Thanksgiving/Christmas/Winter holiday season, but needs exist year-round for most organizations.  Why not take advantage of some of your summer downtime to help? Our patients and families here at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital always appreciate something to brighten their day, whether that’s a homemade blanket or a new toy, and there are many other organizations that would love to be remembered during the summer months. Continue reading

The story of giving back: All Stars and the Anderson family

Michael Anderson received his first chemotherapy treatment on Christmas Eve, 2010.

The fundraisers from Kensington Valley Hockey Association, including the Anderson family, present a donation worth more than $12,000 for the Mott Oncology Department to Drs. Nicholls and Castle. Michael is in the center, next to his twin brother Sean.

The fundraisers from Kensington Valley Hockey Association, including the Anderson family, present a donation worth more than $12,000 for the Mott Children's Hospital oncology division to Drs. Nicholls and Castle. Michael is in the center, next to his twin brother Sean.

The Anderson family spent the holidays at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, their room decorated with lights, a tree and even a leg lamp like the one in A Christmas Story. Word about the festive display spread quickly, and visitors from other floors came to see. Donated holiday gifts were being given to patients and Michael’s mother, Kathleen, said this first stay at Mott immediately showed them the warmth and giving found in the hospital.

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