Baldwin Weekend Hours

The Baldwin center will close at 2 pm on Friday, April 18, 2014.  We will be open Saturday for special youth programming and regular meal time.  We will be CLOSED all day Sunday, April 20, 2014.  Happy Holidays.


Telly’s Greenhouse at Goldner Walsh

It may be chilly outside, but Goldner Walsh Garden & Home is bursting with greenery.

Join us here on Wednesday from 6-8 PM for our Garden Party.

Purchase your tickets by clicking HERE.

Limited quantities will be available at the door. Bring a friend and learn about all of our “fresh” initiatives in the community. See you Wednesday!

Awareness Apparel – Baldwin Style

The Baldwin Center has been chosen to benefit from a two week fundraiser by Hold on to Hope. During that time T-shirts will be sold and 50% of the proceeds will go to The Baldwin Center.

Our mission is to feed, clothe, educate, and empower the people of Pontiac.
Now you can feed your need for style, clothe yourself in a cool tee or hoodie, educate yourself about non-profit needs, and empower your sense of community.

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Click on the Fox2News logo to read more and watch the video.  
 Listen to 100.3 WNIC the first two weeks of April to hear more.



Click here to purchase tickets on line, or contact Lauren at

Bike Mechanics Needed – “Trips for Kids” Tune up – March 29 & April 19

Contact Arielle Gellish at if you would like to help tune up the Baldwin Center bicycles in preparation for our monthly Trips for Kids biking excursions.  Maintenance days are Saturdays, March 29 and April 19, 2014, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Cancelled in March – Thursday 2 pm Community Service Orientations

There will be NO 2 pm community service orientations March 20 and March 27 at the Baldwin Center.  Court-ordered community service volunteers seeking service hours are encouraged to contact other organizations.

Early Closing March 12

We will be closing today, March 12, at 2 PM due to inclement weather, and will re-open tomorrow for our normally scheduled hours.

Focus Hope pick up and delivery postponed until next week

Due to weather conditions and circumstances beyond our control, Focus Hope postponed its shipment for the Baldwin Center.  All Focus Hope pickups and deliveries are rescheduled for next week.  March 13th pickups will be available March 20th.  March 15th  deliveries will be available March 22nd.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Self Defense class cancelled due to weather

The self defense class scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, 2014 has been cancelled.  We hope to reschedule when the weather is better.

Heart of Baldwin Gala a Great Success

Thank you to all who attended the Heart of Baldwin Gala Fundraising Event. We truly appreciate your generosity and kindness. The Baldwin Center would not be able to provide our wonderful services and successfully accomplish our mission to feed, clothe, educate and empower the community of Pontiac without your willingness to help. This first year event raised over $40,000 to help further our mission. Heart of Baldwin award recipient videos: Sylvia Wheeling and Oakland University.

Jennifer Hammond from Fox 2 News presented Sylvia Wheeling with the first Heart of Baldwin Service Award. Oakland University also received a Heart of Baldwin Award.

Attendees were busy bidding on items in the silent auction and competed to gather wonderful prizes during the live auction.

Lafayette Grande in downtown Pontiac was the perfect location for Baldwin’s first ever gala event

Guests were treated to wonderful food, drinks, live and silent auctions, and a live band.

Thanks to all our wonderful corporate sponsors for the wonderful evening.

Platinum Sponsors

Group Associates

MGM Grand Detroit

Oakland University


Gold Sponsors

Air International Thermal Systems

Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Coachman and Bret Spencer

Croskey Lanni, PC

Highland Engineering, Inc.

Silver Sponsors
Chrysler Group, LLC
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
United Healthcare Community Plan
Bronze Sponsors
Baker College
Clayton & McKervey, P.C.
Consumers Energy
Farbman Group
Mucky Duck Mustard
PNC Bank
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
Talmer Bank and Trust
TCF Bank

Photos courtesy of ImagesbyRonCard

Help Baldwin Replace the Walk-In Freezer by Attending the Ice Cream Social

Join us Thursday July 18th and enjoy an evening of ice cream, treats and music all on the beautiful grounds of Goldner Walsh Garden & Home. All proceeds from this event will help to replace Baldwin’s walk-in freezer.

Parking is available on-site at Goldner Walsh Garden & Home: 559 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, MI 48341.

Event begins at 7:00 pm. Ice Cream is being provided by Treat Dreams and other yummy treats by Just Baked.

Prizes will be raffled. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at

For more information, please contact Lisa Machesky 248.332.6101 or email

Back to School Supplies Now Being Collected

Help Baldwin distribute over 700 backpacks to Pontiac school children.

The Baldwin Center is currently accepting donations of school supplies and backpacks for its annual backpack give away.  Last year over 700 backpacks were distributed, enriching the learning process for many children around the Pontiac community.  Each backpack was stuffed with all the supplies needed to begin the school year.  The donations will be distributed August 29th 2013 starting at 10am followed by a luncheon at noon.

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The Baldwin Center is closed November 28 and 29, 2013.  The Baldwin staff, volunteers, and clients would like to thank you for all your support.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.


The Baldwin Center distributed Holiday Baskets of canned goods, fresh food, paper products, and turkeys to 300 families on Tuesday, November 26, thanks to the generosity of many donors of turkeys, food, and funds, and the efforts of many volunteers who sorted, packed, and distributed the food!   THANK YOU to everyone who contributed!

It was a HUGE but successful undertaking and we want to do it AGAIN!

But now our cupboards are bare, i.e., the warehouse is practically empty.  We know we can count on our volunteers and donors to make it all happen.  Our next Holiday Basket giveaway is Thursday, December 19, 2013, so we need the food by December 14, our Saturday warehouse sorting day before the distribution.

YOU make the holidays better for all of us at Baldwin Center.  Thank you for your generous support of our mission to Feed, Clothe, Educate, and Empower our Pontiac neighbors.

Volunteer Orientation

There will be no more general volunteer orientations in December 2013.

Holiday Breaks

The Baldwin Center will be closed December 24-26, December 31, 2013, and January 1, 2014. We wish you Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.

Have You Seen It?

We are so excited  and proud to share our new video Baldwin Center “The Mission” made possible through the generosity of Group Associates and created by Nice Work Productions.   This donor-funded, professionally made video features staff, volunteers, and clients talking about the Baldwin Center’s impact on the community.  Please share our story and thank the donors and creators who made it possible.   If you have not seen it yet, click on the link to see familiar places and faces —maybe your own. Baldwin Center Video 2014

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Clothes Closet is open during repairs

Mitzy will keep the Clothes Closet operating to the best of her ability while the floors are being repaired.