What Happened In July?


Chrysler volunteer help spruce up Baldwin

What’s new at the Baldwin Center:

*Three students received their GED certificate!
*The summer enrichment camp is in full swing.
*Green Tops (a high school entrepreneurial group) is now selling produce from Baldwin at the Birmingham Farmer’s Market.
*Yoga classes are now offered two times per week.
*Green Tops is now selling produce from Baldwin at the Birmingham Farmer’s Market.

Statistics for July:

*The Family Kitchen served 3,867 lunches, 689 dinners and 442 homeless breakfasts. Youth in the summer enrichment camp were served 429 breakfasts, 210 field trip lunches and 759 snacks. 870 summer youth box lunches were served. Overall, 7,266 meals were served.
*The Clothes Closet had 1,090 shoppers, including four from HAVEN (the local domestic violence shelter) and three from local area substance abuse rehabilitation facilities.
*Five new students enrolled in the GED program.
*47 people received showers.
*25 families cleaned 112 loads of laundry.
*Two families were assisted with emergency food.
*13 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings were held.
*Over 40 people received a health screening including a visit with a doctor during the Festival of Health sponsored by the Detroit area Presbytery.*One person was provided with prescription assistance.
*19 mothers received diapers; one family was helped with baby furniture; and one newborn layette was distributed to a young family.
*Two Trips for Kids mountain bike rides were held on the West Bloomfield Trail and at Orion Oaks.
*Four birthdays were celebrated and 13 women received feminine hygiene products.
*The summer enrichment program began with 60 children coming every day for academic instruction, enrichment activities and weekly field trips. A small middle school leadership program was also piloted.
*18 families were provided cash assistance to prevent utility shutoffs and 11 families no longer face eviction. Assistance totaled $9,356.54.
*One family was helped with household budgeting.
*7 bicycles were distributed.
*136 low-income seniors received commodity food packages delivered to their home.
*100 Chrysler employees and their families gave a day of service sprucing up the grounds, painting and tuning up the vehicles.
*47 campers attended a week-long overnight camp at Camp Kinawind in Boyne Falls. 12 younger campers attended Wild Adventure day camp sponsored by Oakland County Parks.
*Baldwin staff received a national two-day training in Mental Health First-Aid.

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