What Happened in October

132 Halloween costumes were given to neighborhood children

What’s new at the Baldwin Center:

  • “Living with Diabetes,” a wellness coaching class is now meeting weekly.
  • The parking lot is newly paved!
  • Statistics for October:

  • The Family Kitchen served 4,223 lunches, 592 dinners and 515 homeless breakfasts. Youth in the after school program were served 719 snacks and 719 dinners. Overall, 6,768 meals were served.
  • Over 300 families signed up to receive food baskets at Thanksgiving & Christmas, and to shop at the Holiday Store.
  • The community learned more about the after school program at the “Lights On! ” event.
  • Make a Difference Day was celebrated with over 35 Oakland University students working on the playground and Brookwood subdivision’s annual benefit flea market.
  • 8 enrolled in the GED program.
  • 20 people received a free health screening provided by St. Joe’s.
  • 13 AA meetings were held.
  • 136 low-income seniors received commodity food packages delivered to their home.
  • The Clothes Closet had 1,348 shoppers (with 7 from the local domestic violence shelter and 4 from area substance abuse rehab facilities). 132 Halloween costumes were also given out.
  • 54 people received showers.
  • 24 families cleaned 113 loads of laundry.
  • The Green Tops celebrated the end of the summer harvest, and are now meeting bi-weekly for the Winter season.
  • 11 mothers received diapers; 4 families were helped with baby furniture; and 7 newborn layettes were distributed to young families.
  • Yoga classes are held once a week. On average 5 attend.
  • Enrollment in the After School Program is up to 72, on average 33 youth participate each day; 26 kids attended for the first time.
  • 16 youth participated in 2 bike rides to the Clinton River Trail & to Yates cider mill.
  • 21 individuals are volunteering on a regular basis in the After School Program, at least 4/day.
  • The youth tried to break the world record for most number of jumping jacks in one day.
  • 11 birthdays were celebrated and 24 women received feminine hygiene products.
  • 32 families were provided cash assistance to prevent utility shutoffs and 10 families no longer face eviction. Assistance totaled $11,247.07.
  • 4 families were assisted with emergency food.
  • Volunteers from Air International came back for a second day of service.
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