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Posted By: Jenni (June 23, 2019)
ConnectUS provides valuable programming for individuals with severe multiple disabilities in the greater metro Detroit area. The program provides stimulating adaptive activities for members as well as valuable one on one experience for volunteers and student interns studying health, social services, and other related fields. At weekly programs volunteers are paired with a disabled buddy, ​most use wheelchairs, and hand-over-hand they follow simple instructions at each station until a project is complete. Completed projects are then donated to other local nonprofits creating a community of collaboration! ConnectUS makes Hygiene Kits for the local Salvation Army and muffins for the Peanut Butter and Jelly Outreach in Plymouth just to name a few! ConnectUS relies entirely on fundraising and gifts from generous donors to help expand their services and to build and purchase adaptive equipment that enables even the most severely challenged individuals to participate in productive activities.