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
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 SHevents@att.net.
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.
WE NEED YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES! 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
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
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 SHevents@att.net.
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