Providing adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to engage in hands on training.
Once a disabled adult reaches the age of 26, they are no longer able to receive education through the State of Michigan, leaving many with no place to go. The MI Cookie Project, founded in 2016 by Maggie Gibson, was established to give these “aged out” adults a space to develop meaningful skills, while building friendships and a sense of community.
MI Cookie Project provides adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to engage in hands on training in a commercial bakery, affording bakers a sense of responsibility and pride, as well as a community of friends.
The bakery currently operates out of 19621 Wood Street, located directly behind St. Mary Magdalen Church in Melvindale. Baked goods can be found on sale at the Taylor Farmers Market, as well as through direct orders by the dozen (starting at $6.00). The project welcomes volunteers with and without disabilities to help in the bakery and emphasizes that “people of all abilities can work and play together.”
If you would like additional information on ordering baked goods or how to volunteer, please call 734-770-2223.