What Happenened in November?
What’s new at the Baldwin Center:The Baldwin family grew by 1, with the birth of baby Brendan Lundy. Congrats to mom, Latoya our youth director!
Townsend Hotel and Rugby Grille executive chef Jim Bologna and staff served lunch. Thanks to Feed the Need.
Statistics for November:The Family Kitchen served 3,683 lunches, 499 dinners and 557 homeless breakfasts. Youth in the after school program were served 735 snacks and dinners. Overall, 6,209 meals were served.OU student volunteers sorted clothes and cans for our holiday programs and created a video about the experience found here: http://bit.ly/vnfrZE The Clothes Closet had 1,450 shoppers (5 from the local domestic violence shelter and 5 from substance abuse rehab facilities).6 enrolled in the GED program.45 people received showers.
14 families cleaned 59 loads of laundry.Two precincts came to vote on Election Day.Yoga classes and diabetes coaching were offered.9 birthdays were celebrated and 19 women received feminine hygiene products.15 youth rode in the last mountain bike ride of the season. They also flew model airplanes.Baldwin received a grant from Hastings Mutual and our insurance agent to support the GED program.28 mothers received diapers; 7 families were helped with baby furniture; and 2 newborn layettes were distributed to young families.30 people had free blood pressure screenings & 16 had glucose checks provided courtesy of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.55 individuals received Flu Shots117 hats and pairs of gloves were distributed.Enrollment in the enrichment afterschool youth program is up to 75; on average 34 youth participate each day.OU education students donated over 300 books.25 youth are taking part in an OU fitness study using a new curriculum led by Drs. Tanis Hastmann and Jennifer Lucarelli12 families were provided cash assistance to prevent utility shutoffs and 29 families no longer face eviction. Assistance totaled $13,209.673 families were provided emergency food.13 AA meetings were held.125 low-income seniors received commodity food packages delivered to their home.Volunteers from Genesis Credit Union, Cranbrook Schools, Zonta International, Delta Gems, WAM, Calvary Apostolic Church, OU, and Chrysler helped prepare and distribute 300 food baskets (turkey, milk, eggs, bread, & wide variety of canned goods) for Thanksgiving.
Non-Financial Needs:Gently used warm clothing including coats, thermals, socks and boots.Donations of new coats, teen boys & teen girls clothing and gift items for our Holiday Store.