What Happened In November?
New at Baldwin:
* Peter Durham now will be heading up all the recreation and wellness programming in the youth center thanks to the Young Foundation.
Statistics for November:
* The Family Kitchen served 3,742 lunches, 688 dinners, and 892 breakfasts. 523 meals were served in the youth program. Overall, 6,368 meals were served.
* 133 low-income seniors received commodity food packages delivered to their homes.
* 402 volunteers contributed over 1,789 hours of service to Baldwin, valued at $39,000.83. 192 volunteers came as part of weekend workdays.
* Justice for our Neighbors helped four clients with immigration issues at its legal clinic.
* Winter hats and gloves were distributed to 212 clients.
* The Clothes Closet had 1,359 shoppers (nine from HAVEN).
* 24 new mothers received diapers and two received layettes .
* Genysis Credit Union prepared 300 Thanksgiving Baskets.
* Sixteen families no longer face eviction and nine families were protected from utility shutoffs. Assistance totaled $8,868.50.
* Six women attended yoga classes.
* Five GED clients were referred to the Oakland Literacy Council.
* Eight new clients enrolled in the GED program.
* Average attendance in the After School Youth Program reached 45 children each day.
* Nine birthdays were celebrated, and 17 women received hygiene products.
* 30 children are now paired with volunteers for individual tutoring.
* Seven kids attended a Trips for Kids Ride to the Paint Creek Trail.
* Volunteers from Chrysler and Rite Aid distributed 300 Thanksgiving Food Baskets.
* 47 additional turkeys were passed out at Thanksgiving.
* The youth program logged 600 minutes or 10 hours of physical fitness time.
* 50 Leadership Oakland participants came to Baldwin as part of their Human Service and Nonprofit Day.
* 20 clients met with staff from St. Joe’s hospital for free diabetes testing, blood pressure screens and cholesterol checks.
* The U of D Mercy Nursing program came to the Baldwin Center and taught the kids how to make balanced meal and properly wash your hands.
* 100 2nd grade students from Way Elementary toured the Center and donated canned food.
* Restaurants Cheeseburger in Paradise and Oak Management provided meals in the soup kitchen as part of Feed The Need.
* Eight people took showers.
* Toast sponsored the youth dinner twice.
* 30 families cleaned 116 of laundry.
* Students from the University of Illinois lived and served at the Baldwin Center for 5 days as a part of Alternative Spring Break.
* Baldwin hosted two precincts on election day.
* The high school Green Tops group met twice.
* Baldwin was Biggby’s Charity of the month.
* Funding to support operations.
* New Clothing and gift items (all ages) for Holiday Store.
* Diapers size 5.
Coming In December:
* Christmas Food Basket Distribution and Holiday Store.
* Volunteer information session– Dec. 18th at 3pm.