Mitsy Kit is based on an invention created by a daughter seeking to improve her mother’s quality of life, despite her aging and disability. Blindness became a challenge, but was met with opportunity to make a difference. The Mitsy Kit flagship product emerged a, tactile sewing kit (patent pending), that enables all to participate in hand stitching to create beautiful pillows, bags, blankets and more, all by using sense of touch.
Mitsy Kit seeks to improve quality of life outcomes for those who are challenged with physical and or cognitive barriers by providing activities that are simple to execute, yet challenging and attractive enough to produce a great sense of accomplishment and self-worth. Adaptations level the playing field, enabling all to participate with the right level of challenge for success.
In addition to improving the quality of life outcomes of the participant, an ancillary benefit is the improvement in the quality of life for caretakers as they experience relief and joy in a renewed connection with their loved one.
Mitsy Kit’s mission is focused around the following key areas:
Accessibility – we will meet people where they are, both figuratively and literally. We will break down barriers through training and partnerships.
Adaptability – achieved through design and development of high touch solutions that elevate human connections – not replace them.
Affordability – made possible as we provide 10% of our profits to buy kits for those in financial need, and promote community partnerships to support purpose driven activity for all.
We live out our mission, fueled by our vision to become a sustainable, adaptive crafting product development and services entity that enables communities across the globe to escape social isolation, promote purpose, and elevate human connections.
Lastly, we welcome partnerships with those who share our mission, and would love to hear from anyone wanting to join our cause!
I had a wonderful experience with my special needs nephew with cognitive and small muscle challenges recently. He made a pillow from a Mitsy Kit. Even though he had never done any sewing before, he “got” it quickly and he was so proud and happy. Everyone who came into the house (we were on a family vacation with lots of folks) was proudly shown the finished pillow by him and he got a lot of high fives. Pride, self esteem, focus, patience, accomplishment and just a plain old fun hour together. We’ll do another one soon!
“The residents love it,” Abbi said referring to Mitsy Kit programming. “It’s a very relaxing activity that engages both their body and mind, and it allows them to be creative. There’s also a beautiful product for them to be proud of at the end, which adds to the purposeful and meaningful aspect of the activity. We’re currently in the process of trying to bring the Mitsy Kits to all the Bridges communities.” Read the entire article here.