Helping Our Neighbors in Need
Can You Guess When the Snow Will Melt?
The Spring Thaw Contest is underway! Take a look at the snow pile in the front yard of Samaritan House and make a guess as to what date and time the snow pile will be melted. Each guess is $5 and the winner will receive $100 (in the case of multiple winners, the $100 will be shared). Please
submit your guess by April 15th. Print and fill out an entry form, then drop it in the mail, or at Samaritan House, with your check.
Samaritan House Celebrates 20 Years of Service!
On January 1, 2015, Samaritan House began its 20th year of community service in northwest Macomb County. To celebrate this auspicious anniversary, Samaritan House is launching the "20 for 20" Campaign. The goal is to raise $60,000 (above and beyond our typical fundraising goals) throughout the year to stock our pantry shelves for an additional 20 weeks, as an acknowledgement of the 20 years we have been providing assistance in the area. It costs an average of $3,000 a week to keep the pantry stocked.
Please join in the celebration by participating in these events:
The Joyful Heart Cookbook is Here!
The Joyful Heart cookbook, celebrating 20 years of community involvement, volunteerism and of course, food is now available! 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!
(586-336-9956 or email@example.com) or buy online!
Spring Has Sprung....Time for a Garden Party!
Plans are underway for our 2nd Annual Fashion, Flowers and Food Fête on June 14th at Tapper Gardens in Bruce Township. The event is being sponsored by:
17th Annual Samaritan House Golf Outing
The snow is melting and golf season will soon be here. It's time to get your golf outing tickets before they're gone! Tickets include 18 holes of golf w/cart, breakfast, lunch on the turn, buffet dinner, contests on the course and a refined raffle. They're available at Samaritan House or online.
We're looking for golfers, volunteers, donors and sponsors to help make the 17th annual outing a huge success. This is our biggest event and helps keep our pantry shelves full for approximately three months. We're looking for T.E.A.M. donors to help augment our refined raffle collection:
Trip (to the zoo, Mackinaw, Frankenmuth, etc.)
Entertainment (concert tickets, sports tickets, signed jersey, etc.)
Activities (CJ Barrymore's, Zap Zone, Golfsmith, etc.)
Memorable (big screen TV, car lease, etc.)
All donations are welcomed and appreciated! For golfing information, donating or volunteering, please contact Kym at 586-336-9956 or SHevents@att.net
Income Tax Preparation
Our free Income Tax Preparation Program begins January 24th and continues through April 11th. Samaritan House, in cooperation with Accounting
Aid Society and VITA (IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program), will offer both Federal and Michigan Income Tax preparation. This is a free program for individuals with a gross income of $35,000 or less, and families with a gross income of $53,000 or less. This free program at Samaritan House has returned over $1.4 million to this community at no cost to the recipients. Appointments are necessary. Please call 586-336-9956 to make an appointment or for more information.
Samaritan House celebrates 20 years of community service in 2015 and we are looking for your memories! We hope to accumulate a bevy of memories to use throughout 2015, so if you have any photos or stories to share, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 586-336-9956.
Samaritan House Building Blocks
Prior to January 1, 1995 many people worked countless hours to facilitate Samaritan House opening. In 1993 and 1994 there were representatives from five churches that started the idea to organize congregations into one unit to serve the low income community. Those churches were: Romeo United Methodist, First Congregational UCC, St. Paul Episcopal, St. John Lutheran and St. Clement Catholic. By October 4, 1994, three additional churches (Our Redeemer Lutheran, Washington Davis United Methodist and St. Kieran Catholic) joined the effort and representatives from all eight churches signed the "Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Appointment of Directors" and are recognized in that document as "founding congregations". These founding congregations became the original building blocks of Samaritan House.
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