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Social outcomes we support
2616 people accessed our activities and we provided 2400 activity and support hours. Activities we provided included Rag Rug Making, Crocheting and Vintage Tea Parties. We provide 66 volunteer work placements helping to build self esteem.... Service User comments included  " The shop lifts your spirit completely and makes you go home with a smile on your face"... " We have a lot of laughs and recall a lot of good memories" ...
Mindful Gifts CIC have given out over 150 skipping ropes to children who live in Walsall in the last couple of months. Part of the Walsall Children and Young People Healthy Weight Strategy, Mindful Gifts CIC have encouraged children to get active by skipping and having fun. There are still skipping ropes available for children who live in Walsall who walk to the Mindful Gifts CIC shop in Darlaston, subject to availability.
Just some of the good things Mindful Gifts has done to make a difference! Support the environment: Distribute recycled bags made out of unwanted material (Friends of the Earth) Recycle and upcycle all donated items (95%) Promote unwanted items to be donated instead of going to landfill Give value for money and affordable items Promote a cohesive community Encourage ‘out of town’ visitors to the town Support well-being: Create volunteer opportunities Run daily activities that enable to learn something new, keep the mind active and encourage social mixing Specialise in meaningful activities for people with dementia Encourage social mixing across the community Give information, advice and sign posting about a range of health-related issues Provide a unique facility which prompts memories and a welcoming atmosphere to relax Provide a listening ear, help and moral support for people who are worried or are in need of help Safe place to visit Promote improved spoken English language
Mindful Gifts CIC is a ‘not for profit’ organisation and any surplus that we make on our Ryder’s Annual is reinvested to support the great work we do for people with dementia. This can include doing talks in the community, raising awareness of dementia and reducing the stigma attached to it, visiting schools, and hosting visits to our shop from groups such as the Brownies. support us