Statistics for April:

– Renowned acoustic musicians Putnam Smith & Jeff Karoub gave a benefit concert for Baldwin at Cranbrook-Kingswood Auditorium.
– The Family Kitchen served 4,193 lunches, 800 dinners and 803 homeless breakfasts. Youth in the after school program were served 560 snacks and dinners. Overall, 6,916 meals were served.
– 359 volunteers served over 1,839 hours of service at Baldwin, valued at $36,908.73.
– Two families were provided emergency food.
– The Clothes Closet had 1,465 shoppers (seven from HAVEN, a local domestic violence shelter, and four from area rehab).
– 14 enrolled in the GED program.
– 29 families cleaned 121 loads of laundry. 41 people had showers.
– 11th & 12th graders from University Prep Academy in Detroit began volunteering at the Clothes Closet.
– 26 mothers received diapers; 16 families were helped with baby furniture; and two newborn layettes were given to families.
– 12 AA meetings were held.
– 9 families were protected from utility shutoffs and 23 families no longer face eviction. Assistance totaled $9,924.90.
– Yoga was held weekly.
– St. Patrick’s Parish donated boxes of books and kitchen items.
– 22 prospective volunteers visited to learn more about our programs.
– Enrollment in the enrichment afterschool youth program is 95; 37 youth participate each day.
– Eight birthdays were celebrated, and 16 women received hygiene products.
– Five Justice for Our Neighbors volunteers helped three individuals get free legal immigration aid.
– 130 low-income seniors received commodity food packages delivered to their home.
– Buffalo Wild Wings and The Townsend Hotel catered lunches in the soup kitchen.
– Six members of NCCC AmeriCorps Oak-5 team weeded the garden.
– A diabetes support group met twice.
– Cloudbusters model airplane hobby group helped youth build Delta Dart models & fly them.
– The women’s fitness group met four times to walk at Wisner Stadium and train indoors.
– Toast Restaurant in Birmingham began supplying lunch for the youth program two Mondays a month. They also brought crafts!
– 18 youth went to Wolcott Mill Metropark to see newborn animals and go on a hayride.
– Clarkston HS art honors students taught the youth paper-weaving.
– 15 youth volunteers from J-Serve Detroit & 4 from Notre Dame Prep weeded the garden.
– Franklin Community Church’s women’s group toured Baldwin.
– Youth went on a roller skating field trip during spring break.
– Birmingham Covington School’s 6th grade art class designed a toy model-town for Baldwin’s youth.
– Waterford: Central UMC held an Empty Bowl soup supper for us, with soup donated by Townsend Hotel, Brio Italian Grille in Troy, and The Palace Grille.
– Councilwoman Mary Pietila led volunteers on a Pontiac clean-up day around Baldwin Center.

Upcoming in May:

– Outdoor Weekend Work Days – weeding the garden, tilling the playground, painting fences, and miscellaneous projects. Contact Alex Plum for dates and to sign-up! Email or call 248.332.6101
– Volunteer Information Sessions to be held at Baldwin Center – a tour, light refreshments, and a chance to learn how to get involved. Call ahead, or just show up…
*Thursday, May 10, 4pm
*Tuesday, May 22, 2:30pm
*Thursday, May 31, 3pm
*Monday, June 11, 2:30pm

Email Alex for more information: aplum@baldwincenter.org, or call him at Baldwin Center, 248.332.6101

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