Upcoming in April:

*Geranium & Flower Sale. Orders due Mon. April 23, 2012. Contact Alex Plum to place an order or to get your church, school, or business involved.

Staff Changes in March:

*Sylvia Wheeling retired after 30 years of service to Baldwin.
*Baldwin welcomed Jose Diaz as Director of Food Services, Lauren Fuller, Youth Director, and Matt Matthews, Asst. Youth Director.
*Cathy Malazo has moved on; we wish her the best of luck!

Statistics for March:

*The Family Kitchen served 4,701 lunches, 754 dinners and 1,124 homeless breakfasts. *Youth in the after school program were served 830 snacks and dinners. Overall, 7,645 meals were served.
*426 volunteers served over 1,931 hours of service at Baldwin, valued at $42,076.71.
*Four families were provided emergency food.
*24 people received showers.
*The Clothes Closet had 1,381 shoppers (6 from HAVEN, a local domestic violence shelter, and 3 from area rehab facilities).
*7 enrolled in the GED program.
*26 families cleaned 108 loads of laundry.
*Freshman & Sophomore students from University Prep Academy in Detroit ended six weeks of service at the Clothes Closet.
*The GreenTops prepared the Hoop House for early spring crops & laid out the beds. They meet Mondays.
*18 mothers received diapers; Three families were helped with baby furniture; and a newborn layette was given to one new family.
*1 family was protected from a utility shutoff and 11 families no longer face eviction. Assistance totaled $4,519.75.
*18 people joined in a community conversation on education led by the Center for Michigan.
*Trips for Kids Bike Repairs Days were made possible by volunteers and a new partnership with REI.
*OU Honors Students teamed with 30 adults from Gingellville Community Church to organize the garden.
*70 volunteers attended an appreciation night: pizza & tickets to see the Pistons beat Atlanta.
*Enrollment in the enrichment afterschool youth program is 92; 33 youth participated each day.
*The youth began utilizing outdoor space in the warmer weather, and created chalk art in the parking lot.
*Four birthdays were celebrated, and 15 women received feminine hygiene products.
*4 hats and gloves were distributed.
*Justice for Our Neighbors provided free legal immigration aid.
*110 low-income seniors received commodity food packages delivered to their home.
*Clarkston HS art honor society students taught youth cartooning lessons & donated sketch books.
*14 AA meetings were held.
*MGM Grand Casino catered 350 lunches in the soup kitchen.
*Yoga and fitness classes moved to the sanctuary so more can fit.
*Ascension Health IT employees, Waterford Central UMC & St. Patrick’s Parish donated over 55 Easter baskets to youth.
*19 prospective volunteers attended Open Houses to get involved in our programs.

April Needs:

*Size 4 Diapers
*Dryer Sheets

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