Helping Our Neighbors in Need

Giving Tuesday is November 28th!

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When you've finished your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping,
why not share some of your savings on Giving Tuesday?
Click the logo above to make a donation to Samaritan House!


Make the Season Jolly with Sharing Tree!
Christmas Tree

The Sharing Tree program ensures that every member of each participating household has gifts under their tree on Christmas morning and the makings of a traditional holiday dinner. In October and early November, volunteers met with clients to complete their individualized wish lists. Tags were created for each individual describing his/her wishes.

The tags are hanging on Sharing Trees at our sponsoring churches, local businesses and libraries. Select tags and fulfill the wishes of family members or nursing home residents! Please bring wrapped gifts, with the tags attached, to the location where you chose your tags by December 3rd.

Please call Samaritan House at 586-336-9956, if you are interested in volunteering during the week of December 4th. Help is needed to collect gifts from local businesses and churches and take them to St. John Lutheran Church. The gifts then need to be sorted for the December 9th distribution.


Goodfellows Newspaper Drive Provides Christmas Dinners


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During the first week of December, the Romeo Goodfellows will be selling newspapers on street corners. Proceeds from their annual newspaper drive support the Samaritan House annual Sharing Tree program by providing food gift cards to our clients to buy items for their Christmas dinner.

We are very grateful to the Romeo Goodfellows for their ongoing support of Sharing Tree. Please remember to support the Goodfellows when you see them around town selling newspapers!


Meijer Simply Give Program Returns for the Holidays!

Meijer Simply Give
Meijer's holiday Simply Give campaign begins Sunday, November 5th and continues through Saturday, December 9th. This is an easy way to help Samaritan House stock our pantry shelves to feed our neighbors that are food insecure.

Simply purchase one or more $10 Simply Give cards that are located near the registers. Meijer will turn your $10 donation into a $20 donation to Samaritan House. During Double Days, December 8th & 9th, Meijer will turn your $10 donation into a $30 donation to Samaritan House!


Celebrating "Socktober!"

Socktober

Thanks to Carsyn Boggio, of Romeo Middle School, and Cooper Couch, of Hamilton Parsons Elementary School, for leading an effort by Romeo Community Schools to donate socks to Samaritan House clients during October. A total of 5,436 pairs of socks were donated!

Thanks to the awesome students of Romeo Community Schools who put community first, and showed leadership and a giving spirit, in helping us keep our clients warm and dry for the winter! Happy "Socktober," everyone!


Joyful Heart Cookbook Makes a Wonderful Gift!

Joyful Heart Cookbook

The Joyful Heart cookbook, celebrating 20 years of community involvement, volunteerism, and of course food, is available at Samaritan House or online! This unique cookbook, based on a 1939 Out of Vermont Kitchens cookbook, showcases the individuality of each chef by asking that each recipe be submitted in their own handwriting and include their sketches and/or comments.

Call or email Samaritan House to get your copy, or buy online!
(586-336-9956 or samaritanhouse@sbcglobal.net)


Our sincere thanks to Meijer for sponsoring our cookbook!

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Our Vision

Samaritan House will be recognized in the community as the Heart and Hands of Christ.

Our Mission

Samaritan House is a community service organization devoted to serving individuals and families within our community by recognizing their needs and mobilizing the means for dealing with those needs so that suffering can be relieved, dignity preserved, and love shared.


Annual Pasta Dinner
is February 7, 2018

 Click for more information.


Be a Hunger Hero!

Hunger Hero

Click to donate or learn more about this new opportunity to sponsor a person or family!


Want to Learn More About Samaritan House?

Click the Logo below to
watch the WBRW TV video!

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Thank you to Gary Kopp
and Eric Marburger!


Angels Corner  
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This month we recognize the following for a special effort flowing from a special heart. This month's Samaritan House Angels are:

- Stephen Schocke, Thrivent Financial
- Happy Hearts
- Harvest of Praise Concert, Ss. John & Paul Church and St. John Lutheran Church
- Romeo Newcomers
- Burke Mechanical
- Julia Olivieri
- Peace Lutheran Church
- Debbie at Ss. John & Paul
- Loose Threads Quilters
- Preceptor Delta Beta
- Switzer Elementary


"Volunteers are not paid...not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless."
                            ~Unknown


Thank You Volunteers!

We salute the true hearts and hands of Samaritan House - our volunteers. With only four part-time employees, the incredible work accomplished here for our brothers and sisters is done because of the kindness and love from 90 plus volunteers that give of their time every month.

From putting out loaves of bread and meeting with clients to stocking the shelves, sweeping the floors and fixing the doors, our volunteers are the BEST! Bless you.

To join our wonderful team
of volunteers or for more information, please call
Judy at 586-336-9956.



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Serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

Galations 5:13-14