my name is dan and I live right across the street from the baldwin center I have offered my help and was refused by liz for what ever reason I have 3 vehicles and offered to pick up the food for them and my help was turned down liz told Patrick that I was not ever going to be one of there people and the people that depend on the harvest table have had to go with out simply because liz refused to let me help I amd retired and nothing to do except try and help out I have no idea what her problem is with me I wish I did I heared she threw my paper work out I guess she would rather the people go with out than let me help!!! all I want to do is to try and help make a difference maybe she doesn't like the fact that im handycapped!!!
Very great place for the whole family. They threat you like family and they are always there when you need them. Great support and friendly people. EHS is a great program for the little ones, I've learn a lot while on the program I REALLY recommend this place.
I have been working as a community partner through Oakland University in the Baldwin Center's After School program. It is an incredible program that does so much good in the community. The children in this program are given healthy food, literacy experiences, quality education, physical activity, character building, and so much more. What an incredible program, a caring staff, and gem for this community!
The Baldwin Center was so fortunate to have hired Lauren Fuller as the Youth Director. She has done wonders with the children's programs. When I visited today I was so impressed at how well she has cultivated an excellent staff and atmosphere in which kids can feel respected, valued, and thrive. Kudos!
I volunteered at the Baldwin when they were preparing the backpacks for the children to give them for the new school year. Every year they do this and it is wonderful to see the faces of children who would otherwise not receive new school supplies that belong only to them. Baldwin also serves meals to individuals and families in need, allows them the wash clothes and take showers if necessary and they give them the items needed for each. It is a wonderful place and the people who are there are the best and most friendly people around.
I have been donating to the Baldwin Center since 1988 or so and they have impressed me with how much they do for their patrons. I give to them because I know that they don't sell any of the items I gift - they give them away to those in need. No other charities do that. I am trying to help them fulfill their mission to help in the Pontiac community. They are wonderful, caring people who run the programs.
I volunteered the Baldwin Center for the first time in June of 2012, and was impressed by the amount of service provided on what is obviously a shoestring budget. Without exception, the staff is committed and caring; every time I had questions, whether in person or by phone, those I talked with took time to explain at length. I'm looking forward to my next visit!
I work at the Baldwin Center facilitating nutritional classes as an Oakland County Health Educator. The women who are participating in this class, as well as other parts of the Baldwin Center's healthy living series, have had life changing experiences, all because of the programming being done at Baldin. One woman in particular who was diabetic, considered disabled and slightly overweight, has lost over 60 lbs because of nutritional changes to her diet, participting in yoga and walking club. She is now mobile without a cane, and has been able to manage her diabetes with more regularity. Everyone employed by the Baldwin Center is passionate about giving back to their community in postive sustainable ways. It's been a pleasure to be able to be part of their team and involved in the great happenings at the center.
this program was a shock that it existed right underneath my nose. the benefits are amazing.the people are great. u really feel like you are at home and to be able to give something back. thank you baldwin center. I have a new lease on life bless you. want
I came into the Baldwin Center as an intern but to my surprise it turn out to be much more than an internship. Baldwin Center is like a family whether your employed here, a volunteer or are enrolled into their services/programs they treat you with the up most respect. Not only am I an intern here, I am also a parent who's child is involved in the summer program. The summer program is a wonderful program that encourages, teaches, and empowers the kids involved. It gives the parent and the kids a feeling of safety. I have came to be a person that will tell anyone who will listen the great things that Baldwin Center offers and their contributions to the Pontiac area. This is a program that should be duplicated in different cities. If anyone has the time or the passion to make a change or make someone or themselves feel good Baldwin Center is the place to volunteer. Also the food in the soup kitchen is wonderful.
I began volunteering at the Baldwin Center a little over a month ago for a class I am taking. My experience here has been nothing short of amazing. The staff is friendly and welcoming and the programs offered are some of the best I've seen at a non-profit. The Baldwin Center does so much for the city of Pontiac and I'm proud to be able to lend a hand!
We had the pleasure of working with the Baldwin Center with a program that assisted families with nutrition and excercise program for adults and children in our diverse community. We needed space to host the program, Lisa and her staff were so accommodating and met our expectation with a excellent outcomes . Families were excited to participate and the space was very much accommodating for all participants. We are forever grateful for the Baldwin Center and their staff and are a truly commitment to serve our communities. Debra Ehrmann
I've been volunteering here for a few years now. The number of different programs that go on here are just amazing. In my time with the Baldwin Center I've done everything from going on bike rides with the youth to delivering food to the elderly to working in the gardens with developmentally challenged young adults. Its incredible how many and how varied the Baldwin Center's programs are.
I have volunteered here numerous times and have been pleasantly met with kindness and lots of opportunity. The goal of the staff at Baldwin Center is to create a positive environment and serve the people of Pontiac. I recommend The Baldwin Center for anyone looking to help the community of Pontiac or receive help!
I have taken a number of groups of teens to volunteer at the Baldwin Center. The staff are kind and appreciative. They always have worthwhile projects for teens to complete. I look forward to taking a group back in the fall.
I've worked with the staff at the Baldwin Center on a wide variety of initiatives including increasing the amount of physical activity the kids get in the after school and summer programs, improving the healthfulness of the foods served to families,and increasing opportunities for physical activity in adults. The Baldwin Center staff are some of the most dedicated and caring individuals I've met, and they know how to get things done effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of the community. Their collaborations with other organizations in the community and Oakland University allow them to utilize resources and expertise to continuously improve their service to the families of Pontiac. If you've got an idea, they're always willing to listen.
The Baldwin Center focuses on the grassroots needs of Pontiac. Their comprehensive services and programs are designed to assist individuals of all ages. I have enjoyed working with the clients and learning about the Pontiac community. The staff and volunteers are caring, warm and compassionate people, and I look forward to working with them again. Keep up the great work !
I'm a volunteer with the after-school physical activity program and have had the best experience! The staff is terrific and very engaging to get the children active and participate in enrichment, academic and recreational activities. I think the best thing that I have witnessed during the past year at the Baldwin Center is the relationships that the staff and volunteers have with the children. The Baldwin Center provides a safe, friendly and loving environment for at-risk children living in poverty.
It was privileged to help serve dinner last Thursday night at the Baldwin Center. By serving those wonderful people, I received much more than I gave. Franklin Community Church, Franklin, Mi will continue to do all we can for the Baldwin Center.
The Baldwin center is the heart of the community! The services and staff are invaluable to the people who need help, and, I believe that they are also invaluable to the people who volunteer. Sometimes hearts are healed by helping as much as by being helped. I love going to Baldwin and helping, everyone should have this experience.
I went to the baldwin soup kitchen with my highschool- Avondale highschool. I helped pour the kool-aid into the people's cup that came into the soup for food and just to get out of the cold that day. Some ways that i made the people there feel comfortable was by them this about my school and what sports i play and just having a general conversation with them this made me feel happy and proud of myselof to see myself helping those who are in need. When i served them i called them mam and sir.Then said would you like some kool-aid. They responded yes. But there while i was in the soup kitchen people gave me complients on how in was doing they really liked my smile. They even asked me to comeback one day again. I really hope that i could get to see those people again to greet them and make their day with my smile and making laugh. It was a really good example of community service