Do you know what happened in MAY?

What’s new at the

Baldwin Center:

  • Baldwin is now serving evening meals in the Family Kitchen on Tuesday and Thursdays.
  • Scott Crabill of Oakland University has been elected President of Baldwin’s Board of Directors.  Michele Eaton is now our Vice-President/Treasurer and Barbara Kelley is our Secretary.

Statistics for May:

  • The Family Kitchen served 3,400 lunches, 183 dinners and 433 homeless breakfasts. Youth in the after school program were served 407 dinners. 4,486 meals in total were prepared.
  • The Clothes Closet had 1,238 shoppers, including nine from HAVEN (the local domestic violence shelter) and two from local area substance abuse rehabilitation facilities.
  • Several tons of canned goods were collected as part of the annual post office food drive.
  • People were assisted by the JFON immigration legal clinic.
  • Fourteen new students enrolled in the GED program.
  • 69 people received showers.
  • 30 families cleaned 120 loads of laundry.
  • 13 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings were held.
  • 21 mothers received diapers; eight families were helped with baby furniture; and one newborn layette was distributed to a young family.
  • OU education students began another semester of a reading assessment class working with students in our after school program on their reading skills.
  • Eight high school students met weekly to plan and learn about running their own farm stand.
  • 12 birthdays were celebrated and 20 women received feminine hygiene products.
  • 25 families were provided cash assistance to prevent utility shutoffs and evictions. Assistance totaled $8,365.33.
  • Central UMC hosted an Empty Bowls soup dinner to benefit Baldwin.
  • 147 low-income seniors received commodity food packages delivered to their home.
  • The average attendance in the after school program was 22.
  • 60 elementary students and eight middle school students were enrolled in Baldwin’s summer enrichment camp.
  • Lettuce was harvested from the hoop house!
  • Each Monday volunteers from Oakland University presented a fitness program for women.
  • Three bicycles were distributed.
  • 781 volunteers gave 2,708 hours of service valued at $53,591.32.

Non-Financial Needs:

  • Used sheets (double, queen and king sizes)
  • Bicycles
  • Tutors for the GED program.

Coming in June:

  • June’s open house is June 22nd at noon. July’s open house is July 23rd at 11 am.
  • Green Tops high school students will attend a conference at Michigan State to learn more about running their farming business.
  • Trips for Kids will begin taking mountain bike rides.

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