New at Baldwin:

-The eight-member NCCC Ameri- Corps Maple-7 team began their six week service scraping & painting the Clothes Closet and working in the youth program.

Statistics for May:

-The Family Kitchen served 3,847 lunches, 1,018 dinners and 660 homeless breakfasts. Youth in the after school program were served 813 snacks and meals. Overall, 7,151 meals were served.

-378 volunteers contributed over 1,966 hours of service to Baldwin, valued at $42,839.14.

-The Clothes Closet had 1,079 shoppers (ten from HAVEN, a local domestic violence shelter, and three from area rehab).

-One family was provided emergency food.

-10 enrolled in the GED program.

-26 families cleaned 122 loads of laundry. 26 people took showers.

-16 mothers received diapers; two families were helped with baby furniture; and two newborn layettes were given to families.

-8 families were protected from utility shutoffs and 17 families no longer face eviction. Assistance totaled $9,296.53.

-14 AA meetings were held.

-24 prospective volunteers visited to learn more about our programs.

-Four people came to weekly Yoga.

-Enrollment in the enrichment afterschool youth program is 109;

-47 youth participated each day.

-11 birthdays were celebrated, and 23 women received hygiene products.

-Justice for Our Neighbors volunteers counseled one new client for free immigration aid.

-The Green Tops met three times to maintain the garden and harvest in preparation for market.

-The Hispanic Education for Lifeskills & English language program wrapped up for the school year.

-134 low-income seniors received commodity food packages delivered to their home.

-A diabetes support group met twice.

-15 youth rode bikes at the Clinton River Trail, and 8 bold students rode bikes without gears or brakes at the Bloomer Park Velodrome.

-14 youth participated in a two-week Delta Dart model airplane program with the Cloudbusters Club.

-Oakland County Health Dept. gave 12 flu shots and tested 17 for HIV.

-St. Joe’s did health screenings for 34 people.

-3 volunteers from Accenture served breakfast at a community pancake fundraiser at a Pontiac pavilion.

-40 youth participants of the People to People program and 25 staff from the Home Depot painted fences and organized the garden.

-Toast Restaurant provided bi-weekly dinners in the youth program.

-A soup kitchen guest made the Oakland Press after recovering a lost wallet containing $660.

-OU reading appraisal summer term students provided individual lesson plans for each youth.

-Fighting D in the D leaders came to promote diabetes prevention  and healthy living to clients.

-Women’s Strengthening Program met four times to walk at Wisner Stadium and train indoors.

-Oakland County public health educators offered guests weekly taste tests of fruits and vegetables.

-The Lakes Grill and the Detroit Zoo fed meals as part of the Detroit Feed the Need program.

-Lisa spoke to Pontiac middle schoolers about going to college.

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