What Happened in August?

New at Baldwin:

  • -The Summer Youth Employment program kicked-off, providing garden-based jobs to 51 Pontiac youth aged 16-19.
  • -More than 715 backpack with school supplies were given out.
  • -Alex Plum was appointed Associate Director for Programs.
  • -Scouts painted the dining room.

Statistics for August:

  • -The Family Kitchen served 5,485 lunches, 826 dinners, and 632 homeless breakfasts. 452 snacks and 978 meals were served in the summer youth lunch program. Overall, 8,373 meals were served.
  • -409 volunteers contributed over 2,153 hours of service to Baldwin, valued at $46,913.87.
  • -The Clothes Closet had 1,491 shoppers (seven from HAVEN, a local domestic violence shelter, and three from area rehab).
  • -31 families cleaned 126 loads of laundry. 22 people took showers.
  • -29 mothers received diapers; four families were helped with baby furniture; and three newborn layettes were given to families.
  • -Nine families were protected from utility shutoffs and fifteen families no longer face eviction. Assistance totaled $6,095.43.
  • -13 AA meetings were held.
  • -32 prospective volunteers visited to learn more about our programs.
  • -11 enrolled in the GED program.
  • -Ten people came to weekly Yoga.
  • -59 elementary students & 8 middle school ‘Jr. Counselors’ successfully completed their participation in the Summer Enrichment Camp.
  • -12 birthdays were celebrated, and 37 women received hygiene products.
  • -130 low-income seniors received commodity food packages delivered to their home.
  • -First-ever Saturday cookout served 300. Knights of Columbus provided all the food and grilled the hotdogs and burgers.
  • -Youth in the Summer Employment Program sold produce three times a week at Auburn Hills, Birmingham, & Oakland County farmers’ markets.
  • -Toast Restaurant provided bi-weekly lunches in the youth program.
  • -Oakland County public health educators offered kitchen guests weekly tastes of fruits & vegetables.
  • -Oakland County Health Dept provided five clients with resources.
  • -Students from the Kennedy School celebrated a successful summer garden season with a movie at Great Lakes Crossing, courtesy of Baldwin.
  • -800 meals were served as part of the Back to School Bash; donated by Little Caesar’s Al Rowin’s, Rain Forest Café, Costco, and Sam’s Club.
  • -29 summer camp youth went with 6 staff and volunteers to Cedar Point.
  • -33 K-8 students went to Camp Kinawind for a week.
  • -Five individuals received free legal immigration advice through ‘Justice for our Neighbors.
  • -The 8-week, 5 member ‘Sisters in Health’ cooking class wrapped up.
  • -Volunteer groups from Univ. of Michigan School of Public Health, RiteAid, Chrysler Supply Chain, HP, & Ameriprise Financial sorted donated school supply items and stuffed backpacks.
  • -Orchard UMC’s Jr High youth group came for a workday event.
  • -Table 5, the Townsend Hotel and the Inn at St. John catered lunches as part of Feed the Need.

September Needs:

  • -Canned food donations
  • -Tutor-mentor volunteers


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