Helping Our Neighbors
in Need

Christmas Tree
Sharing Tree Program

The Sharing Tree volunteers are gearing up for this year's Christmas program. You can only imagine the immenseness of the project. If you are interested in helping, please call Samaritan House at 586-336-9956. Sharing Tree tags will be available in November.

What's Cookin' at Samaritan House?

Joyful Heart Cookbook
The Joyful Heart cookbook, celebrating 20 years of community involvement, volunteerism and of course, food - that's what! This unique cookbook, based on a 1939 Out of Vermont Kitchens cookbook, will showcase the individuality of each chef by asking that each recipe be submitted in their own handwriting and include their sketches and/or comments.

Recipes, like traditions are best when handed down. Joyful Heart will be sure to keep family favorites right at your fingertips for generations to come.
We're looking for recipes in eight categories: Appetizers, Soups & Salads, Meats, Poultry, Seafood, Vegetables/Sides, Breads/Bakery and Desserts.

For a $7 entry fee, cooks receive the official Joyful Heart Recipe Submission Kit with detailed instructions, special-sized paper and a $5 off coupon to use for ordering a cookbook when completed later in the year. Recipe kits are available at Samaritan House. Call 586-336-9956 or stop in during pantry hours. Please turn in your recipes as soon as possible.

Joyful Heart isn't limited to recipes. We are looking for original artwork to complement the recipes. Also, local businesses will have a chance to sponsor this one-of-a-kind cookbook and have their ad placed on the inside front or back cover, the outside back cover, or on one of the section dividers.

Thanksgiving Pantry Needs
Thanksgiving Turkey

 Boxed Potatoes Gravy
 Stuffing Mix
 Chicken Broth
 Brown Sugar
 Vegetables Fruit
 Cranberry Sauce Pumpkin
 Evaporated Milk Pie Crust Mix
 Dream Whip Flour
 Cooking Oil 

Please have your Thanksgiving donations in by November 14th so our volunteers have enough time to pack dinner boxes. Last year we distributed Thanksgiving dinner to 319 households.

Eat Healthy - Be Active Returns for Another Six Weeks!

The Michigan State University Extension program,
Healthy Cooking
Eat Healthy - Be Active, is being offered at Samaritan House again this fall!
If you weren't able to attend this series of classes during the summer you have another chance! This FREE six week series of classes is designed to help participants:
  • Learn to eat healthy on a budget
  • Increase their physical activity and set goals
  • Discover tips for reaching and maintaining a healthy weight
  • Prepare quick, healthy meals and snacks
  • Enjoy healthy food that tastes great
  • Make healthy eating part of your lifestyle

Join us for a six week series of one hour classes.


Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30pm
September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28

Call Connie to RSVP 586-469-6020

Go T.E.A.M.!

Raffle Prize Basket
Samaritan House is not starting up a softball squad...yet. But we are looking for T.E.A.M.'s when it comes to auction/raffle items: Treats, Entertainment, Activities, Memories is the theme for the 2013-2014 auction/raffle collection. We'll gladly accept any items that would help augment our auctions/raffles. We're also always looking for some BIG TICKET items - Trips, Events, Action and Magical! If you are willing to sponsor a BIG TICKET and/or T.E.A.M. item, or have something you think will be well received, please contact Gretchen at 586-336-9956 or

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.

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

- Greenfield Collision
- Barbara Schemanske
- First Merit, Romeo
- SKF USA, Inc.
- The Pantry, Washington
- Ray Township Lions
- Slow Spokes
- Total Asphalt and Paving
- Patrick Job

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


Harvest Time Hoopla
a Hopping Good Time!

The fall Harvest Time Hoopla was a hoppin' success! Many members of the community, including Sponsor Churches, businesses and organizations like the Boy Scouts, local Key Club members and many others came together to support Samaritan House and our service mission. We are grateful to Greenfield Collision for their annual financial support of this event, and to everyone who came out and took steps to end hunger in our area.

Samaritan House Volunteers are Special!

THANK YOU LOVELY AWESOME VOLUNTEERS for all you do. It is you who keep the doors open and the shelves stocked....and you perform these tasks with a happy heart and a smile on your face! You are Samaritan House, and without you Samaritan House would not be.

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."
Galatians 5:13-14