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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“Coming to school with all the necessary supplies helps a child start the school year out right.  We want to make sure every child arrives at school ready to learn and we also want to stress to the child how important getting an education is to their future success,” according to Baldwin’s executive director Lisa Machesky.  Baldwin is expecting higher demand this year due to the area’s economic situation, and we hope to be able to fulfill the needs of every child that walks through the door. In order to accomplish our mission, we need to recruit the help of individuals such as you to make this the most powerful year yet!

Supplies needed include:

Backpacks • Big Pencils • Calculators • Folders • Markers • Pencil Cases

Highlighters • Erasers • Color Pencils • Scissors • Composition Books

Paper • Glue Sticks • Binders • Pens • Rulers • Notebooks

Donations of school supplies can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm at Baldwin Center at 212 Baldwin Avenue, Pontiac.  For further information please contact Lauren Fuller via email at   or call the center at 248.332.0101. Financial donations can be sent to Baldwin Center, PO BOX 420700, Pontiac, MI  48343-0700 or online at We are hoping to have all supplies in by August 19th so please get them in prior to that date so we can process everything.

We look forward to making sure that each and every child has every opportunity to learn and some of the ways we can assist them is by making sure they have the tools necessary to get the job done.  We are reaching out and challenging each and every person to make a donation no matter how big or small. When we all come together, amazing things can happen including empowering these children to learn and be the best at whatever they do in life.

Help us, help them. They are our future.

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