Helping Our Neighbors in Need
Socktober is an original idea of Kid President. What is Socktober? Watch his YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1YIK5UOnOM to find out how it started!
During the month of October, new socks are being collected by Romeo Middle School, Hamilton Parsons Elementary, Hevel Elementary and Ss. John & Paul Parish. All collected socks will be donated to Samaritan House. Let's make this a great Socktober!
The Sharing Tree Program is Underway
The Sharing Tree volunteers are gearing up for this year's Christmas program. This is a huge effort, and we can use extra help!
Last year, with your assistance, we provided Christmas gifts for 243 needy families in our community. This year, we estimate 250 families will need Christmas assistance.
If you are interested in being part of our Sharing Tree Program, either by donating or by volunteering, please call Samaritan House at 586-336-9956.
Expect Sharing Tree tags to be available in November at local libraries, businesses and churches.
Meijer's Simply Give Holiday Campaign Begins Oct. 30th.
Meijer's Simply Give holiday campaign makes it easy to double or even triple 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. If you purchase donation cards on November 11th or 12th, a $10 donation becomes a $30 donation!
Many thanks to Meijer for their generosity and support!
Back-to-School Program Serves Community Children
A big "thank you" to everyone who supported our Back-to School Backpack Program. We appreciate you so much! Each child from preschool through twelfth grade received a backpack filled with age-appropriate supplies and a PayLess gift card. This year, through our Backpack Program, we were able to provide 209 children with back-to-school necessities.
Also, thank you to the donors who shopped for jeans through our new "Back-to-School Denim Program". With your help, we provided new jeans for 180 students in grades preschool through twelfth grade. This was our first year for this program, and it was so well received that we intend to do it again next year.
Samaritan House is Honored!
Samaritan House has been named the Organization of the Year for the 2016 Romeo Peach Festival. We are so honored to have the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and three employees recognized at the Peach Festival. They give their all to help our neighbors in need, but it couldn't be done without the generosity and support from the citizens, churches, businesses and organizations in the area. Many thanks to all of you!!
Joyful Heart Cookbook Makes a Wonderful Gift!
The Joyful Heart cookbook, celebrating 20 years of(586-336-9956 or email@example.com) or buy online!
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!
Our sincere thanks to Meijer for sponsoring our cookbook!
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