Helping Our Neighbors in Need

Making the Season Jolly with Sharing Tree
Sharing Tree

Sharing Tree is a very large program. Last year Christmas gifts were provided to 243 families, the residents of 13 nursing homes and adult foster care homes. In addition, each family received a gift card to a local grocery store to use for their Christmas dinner. Three hundred sixteen volunteers served 1,485 hours to make Christmas merry for our friends and neighbors.

We want to thank the Romeo Goodfellows, and all who sold or bought newspapers so gift cards could be purchased for Christmas dinners. We also want to thank all who purchased gifts or donated money to provide gifts to families and seniors and all of our wonderful volunteers that have worked so hard interviewing clients, preparing tags, shopping for and wrapping gifts, sorting and distributing gifts and everything else that's needed to make this a successful program!

Please Join Us for Our Annual Pasta Dinner!

Penne PastaThis year's pasta dinner will be held on Wednesday, February 1st at Greystone Golf Club and Banquet Center, 67500 Mound Road in Washington. Doors open at 5:00pm.

Our Goal is to raise $10,000, which enables Samaritan House to provide emergency assistance to 430 people for one month.

Entertainment will be provided by strolling magician and comedian Jason Abbott. The evening will include raffle baskets and a silent auction. Bring family and friends and have some fun!

Dinner will include penne with meat sauce, linguini with alfredo sauce, chicken, vegetable, salad, bread and dessert. Gluten-free pasta will be available! Beverages included are coffee, tea, pop and juice. There will also be a cash bar. The meal is served buffet style from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For children 12 and under, tickets are $10. Advance purchase by mail with a check payable to Samaritan House, 62324 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48094 or by cash or check at Samaritan House. We also accept credit card or PayPal purchases through our website.

Samaritan House is seeking event sponsors and gift donations. For additional information, please contact Kathy Wojcik, event coordinator, at 586-336-9956 or Sponsor forms are available on our Resources page.

Meijer's Simply Give Holiday Campaign Begins Oct. 30th.

Simply Give Card
Meijer's Simply Give holiday campaign makes it easy to double or your donation to Samaritan House. All donations received through this program are used to buy food to stock our pantry shelves to help feed those in need in northwest Macomb County.

The campaign for the holiday season takes place from October 30th through December 31st. During that time you can purchase one or more $10 donation cards.  Meijer will turn each $10 donation into a $20 donation to Samaritan House.

Many thanks to Meijer for their generosity and support!

Socktober Was a Big Sockcess!

Thanks to Caryson Boggio for her time and efforts to organize a sock drive that has resulted in the donation of more than 5000 pairs of socks to Samaritan House to keep our clients feet warm this winter!

We received 2,106 pairs of socks from Hamilton-Parsons Elementary School, 1,398 pairs from Hevel Elementary School, 393 pairs from Ss. John & Paul students, and 695 pairs from Romeo Middle School!

A big thank you to all of the students that donated socks in October!

Joyful Heart Cookbook Makes a Wonderful Gift!

The Joyful Heart cookbook, celebrating 20 years of
Joyful Heart Cookbook
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!
(586-336-9956 or or buy online!

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.

Angels Corner

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

- Caryson Boggio
- Chris and Diane Smiles
- Meg LaDuc
- Blue Water Trucking
- Crooked Creek Dairy
- Diane Lawson
- Gary Phillips

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

Thank You Volunteers!

We salute the true hearts and hands of Samaritan House - our volunteers. With only three 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