What Happened in September

What’s new at the Baldwin Center:

  • The after school program is now back in full swing.
  • A computer lab that allows adults to work towards GED completion.
  • Hispanic Education and Lifeskills Program is once again operating an English as a Second Language program.

Statistics for September:

  • The Family Kitchen served 4,041 lunches and 685 homeless breakfasts. Youth in the after school program were served 518 dinners. A total of 5244 meals were prepared in the kitchen.
  • The Clothes Closet had 1,068 clients, including nine from HAVEN (the local domestic violence shelter) and eight from local area substance abuse rehabilitation facilities.
  • 26 mothers received diapers; nine families were helped with baby furniture; and three newborn layettes were distributed to young families.
  • 147 low-income seniors received commodity food packages delivered to their home.
  • One bicycle was distributed.
  • Trips for Kids completed one ride and one prep/fix day in September.  15 children enjoyed the bike ride.  The children that attended the prep day met U.S. Representative Gary Peters.  REI also donated four new mountain bikes for the program.
  • We celebrated eight birthdays in the Family Kitchen; 12 women were provided with feminine hygiene products; and 39 showers were provided.
  • Three students are currently working towards their GED completion.
  • 12 Americorps students from across the country spent two weeks volunteering.
  • The after school program got off to a great start: the average attendance was 32 students in September with the high day being 42 students.  75 students are currently actively enrolled in the five-day a week program.
  • Baldwin is hosting an Oakland University reading assessment class for education majors.
  • $3,519.81 was distributed to prevent homelessness.  Three families were helped with eviction notices, nine families were assisted with utility shutoffs and  one family was helped with a security deposit.
  • 32 clients cleaned and dried 136 loads of laundry.
  • 13 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings were held.

Non-Financial Needs:

  • Socks (new and used, all sizes)
  • Gifts for the Holiday Store
  • Canned Goods for Holiday Food Baskets
  • Volunteers for the after school program

Coming in October:

  • A hoophouse which will provide year-round gardening.
  • The October open house is scheduled for October 19th at 3:00 pm.  November’s is November 9th at 10 am.
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