There will be no more general volunteer orientations in December 2013.
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.
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 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. Continue reading →
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 http://bit.ly/10ybApq.
For more information, please contact Lisa Machesky 248.332.6101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Thanks to all our wonderful corporate sponsors for the wonderful evening.
MGM Grand Detroit
Air International Thermal Systems
Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Coachman and Bret Spencer
Croskey Lanni, PC
Highland Engineering, Inc.
Chrysler Group, LLC
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
United Healthcare Community Plan
Clayton & McKervey, P.C.
Mucky Duck Mustard
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
Talmer Bank and Trust
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Last week the Baldwin Center was overwhelmed by the wonderful volunteers of the Clarkston United Methodist Church. This week long mission trip, The Adult Righteous Mission Trip, involved nearly 100 members of the Clarkston congregation. The group gathered at the church for breakfast and prayer then headed to Baldwin to get to work.
This effort was led by Jeff Smallek who divided the crew to work on different spaces. One group transformed two classroom and tutoring spaces with whiteboards, fresh paint, tutoring supplies and creative art to make warm and inviting spaces.
Another group transformed the library to create a African savannah with all new book shelves, stuffed animal heads on the wall, storage spaces and individual computer stations.
The third group transformed the indoor recreation space with new flooring, new paint, storage spaces and a redesigned ceiling.
The final group transformed the outdoor playground area: trimming trees, adding a concrete pad, creating a pavilion and updating the basketball nets. Continue reading →
Baldwin Center is pleased to announce that they are a new sponsor of the summer feeding program in Pontiac. Each day throughout the summer Baldwin will be preparing healthy breakfasts and lunches which will be delivered throughout the City.
Free meals will be made available to children and teens 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency. The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Continue reading →
Summer employment has been a long-term staple of growing up. Many found basic life skills working at entry-level jobs during the summer. Summer employment for today’s teens has been hard to come by. Over qualified college graduates have taken over many of the basic jobs along with those just struggling to survive.
Baldwin aims to change the equation by employing 70 youth to tend gardens, prepare food, sell produce at farmer’s markets and clean up local and State parks. Continue reading →