Helping Our Neighbors
in Need

Meijer Simply Give Double Match Days!
Buy a $10 donation card on November 14th or 15th and Meijer will turn your donation into $30 for Samaritan House! It's a great way to help us provide Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday dinners for our clients.

Mark Your Calendars!
The 5th Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held on February 5, 2015!

Thanksgiving Pantry Needs

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


Samaritan House will celebrate 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 let Gretchen know at 586-336-9956 or

Joyful Heart Cookbook

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. Recipe kits are available at Samaritan House. Call 586-336-9956 or stop in during pantry hours to pick one up.

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.

Sharing Tree Program
Christmas Tree

Sharing Tree is a very large program. Last year 405 local volunteers helped organize and dispense an estimated 2,100 gifts to more than 300 families in our community. These volunteers served a combined 1,286 hours, but the smiles on the faces of the parents and children who received these generous gifts were so worth the time!

As our annual Christmas gift program at Samaritan House, the wishes of our clients are written on a tag and placed on a tree at a sponsoring church or local business. You can make the season jolly by choosing one or more tags and purchasing the wished item or items, then delivering the wrapped gift to St. John Lutheran Church, 246 Benjamin Street in Romeo between December 9th and 11th.

Samaritan House Christmas Celebration Tree
2014 Poinsettia Ornament

The holidays are coming up quickly and there is so much to do, but here is one way to make holiday shopping extra easy and extra special. Purchase one or more of the annual Samaritan House Christmas Celebration Tree ornaments and make the holidays brighter for many in our community. Not only will you receive a beautiful antique bronze ornament, to keep or give, you will also have the knowledge that your gift helps Samaritan House purchase food for the less fortunate in our community. Teachers really don't need another mug, but they would appreciate knowing a donation was made to Samaritan House in their honor.

For $25, you receive a keepsake 2015 Samaritan House Christmas Celebration Tree ornament to give to your honoree with a card explaining how you honored them. In addition, a seasonal ornament adorned with the name of your honoree will decorate the Christmas Celebration Tree on the front lawn of Samaritan House. For additional information, 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:

- Daniel Erickson
- St. Paul Episcopal's Community Garden
- Romeo Kiwanis
- DTE Energy Garden
- Doris Schmidt
- Diane Baird
- Shelby Veterinary
- Ellen Gallerani

"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