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.

Current Needs:

* 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.



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