400 Families Need Food and Toys for Christmas

The holidays are here.  Festive decorations can be seen in many homes and stores as shopping lines grow with the spirit of the holiday.  Many families are looking to purchase the “latest and greatest” gifts for their child.  Yet, for many moms and dads who are jobless or are living in poverty, buying the perfect gifts for their children is little more than wishful thinking.  This Christmas, the Baldwin Center is stepping up by hosting our free Holiday Store and Christmas basket program for over 400 families.

Every year the Baldwin Center has partnered with individuals, service groups, businesses, churches and schools to collect Christmas gifts.  This December, Baldwin is asking for your help.  New clothing, toys, games, personal items, electronics, books, media and home-goods for all ages are needed.  We are in particular need for teen clothing and games, which are often over looked.
On December 21st and 22nd, Baldwin will open the store to pre-registered adults to shop for family members and children.  Baldwin Center will provide wrapping paper, gift tags and tape for gifts to be wrapped.  The families will also receive a Christmas food basket including a turkey and two weeks’ worth of groceries. Donations of new items, including gift wrap and supplies, are being accepted at the Baldwin Center through December 14th.  Canned food items are also needed.   See our holiday store flyer for a comprehensive needed items list.Please contact our community affairs coordinator, Kristina Scharer, at 248.332.6101 or kscharer@baldwincenter.org to learn more on how you can be involved.
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