What Happened in August at the Baldwin Center

Weekly Yoga classes offer residents a chance to improve their fitness and center their lives.

  • The Family Kitchen served 4,672 lunches, 733 dinners and 532 homeless breakfasts. Youth in the summer enrichment camp were served 415 breakfasts, 427 field trip lunches and 912 snacks. 849 summer youth box lunches were served. Overall, 8,540 meals were served—a 15% increase over July.
  • The Clothes Closet had 1,315 shoppers, including eleven from HAVEN (the local domestic violence shelter) and five from local area substance abuse rehabilitation facilities.
  • Nine new students enrolled in the GED program.
  • 38 people received showers.
  • 35 families cleaned 134 loads of laundry.
  • Four families were assisted with emergency food.
  • 13 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings were held.
  • 142 low-income seniors received commodity food packages delivered to their home.
  • 33 people received blood pressure and diabetes screening from St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.
  • 25 mothers received diapers; nine families were helped with baby furniture; and five newborn layettes were distributed to young families.
  • Yoga classes are being held on Wednesday mornings, with an average attendance of 5.
  • 58 elementary and 11 middle school students improved their academics, learned leadership skills, grew vegetables and explored several area attractions as the summer enrichment camp came to a close.
  • Eight birthdays were celebrated and 18 women received feminine hygiene products.
  • 10 first & second graders went to Jeepers, while 48 third to sixth graders ventured to Cedar Point thanks to the generosity of Fox 2 and Channel 7.
  • 20 kids participated in two Trips for Kids mountain bike rides.
  • 23 families were provided cash assistance to prevent utility shutoffs and 15 families no longer face eviction. Assistance totaled $6,793.
  • 4 bicycles were given out.
  • Two families were helped with household budgeting.
  • 42 students from the University of Michigan School of Public Health served a day preparing for the Back to School Blast.
  • 929 volunteer opportunities were hosted by Baldwin, for over 3,900 hours of service valued at $77,393.95.
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