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About Baxter Community Center

Baxter’s mission is to be a Christian Response to Human Needs. We are located in the heart of the Baxter neighborhood, we strive to fulfill our mission through a variety of programs for neighbors of all backgrounds. 

At Baxter, you’ll find medical and dental services, a nationally accredited child development center, mentoring programs for young and old, civil engagement initiatives, community services (food, clothing, tax preparation, gardening and canning classes), and much more!

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Detailed statistics, articles and great photos showing some of the fantastic work taking place through Baxter in the last fiscal year.

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Ask a Lawyer & More Saturdays

Sometimes entanglements with legal issues can be avoided or appealed successfully just by knowing and understanding legal jargon and processes to address situations with the law in a way that produces…

August 27, 2017

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Free Food Preservation Classes

  If you’re interested in learning about food preservation, canning techniques, and love great food, then Baxter’s free summer canning workshops are for you! Our first class will …

July 18, 2017

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Meet Up & Eat Up Program

  School’s Out For Summer! That means no more homework, no more tests, and unfortunately no more lunch for the many students who rely on school meals as their main source of food. With over…

June 27, 2017

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Baxter Walks to End Hunger

This year marked the 40th anniversary of the annual Access Hunger Walk, hosted by Access of West Michigan. The purpose of the walk is to bring together the community and collaborate with food system o…

June 16, 2017

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Spring/Summer Gardening

Spring Gardening Classes April 5 – 6pm | Garden Basics 1 April 12 – 6pm | Garden Basics 2 April 19 – 6pm | Soil Health/Composting April 26 – 6pm | Seed Saving Volunteer Opportuntities: Apri…

March 23, 2017

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Top Scams and other Legal Questions

Jeffrey Portko Advocacy Attorney at Law Top Scams and other Legal Questions March 25, 2017 – 12:30pm -2pm | Baxter Community Center Catch him every Saturday from 11am to Noon on 94.9 FM. (Same s…

February 15, 2017

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