Helping Our Neighbors in Need
Farm Bill Effects Many of Our Clients
In February, the Senate passed the Farm Bill which will cut SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits to an estimated 850,000 households by an average of $90 per month. The SNAP Program is a necessary benefit to many seniors, people with disabilities, children and low-income workers and ultimately can have an effect on their nutrition and well-being. Samaritan House helps fill the voids left by these cuts through the generosity of our donors. Many households have no way out of the poverty they in...even when they have jobs.
Curves Annual Food Drive, We CAN Feed the Need!
The Curves Club located on 25 Mile Road, east of Dequindre, will be holding their annual food drive March 10th through March 23rd. This food drive will benefit Samaritan House and there's three ways to participate! A $30 check can be dropped off at their club, a grocery bag filled with non-perishable food can be dropped off at their club, or bring a friend to the club with a donation. Join and the club and get a $0 service fee! View the Curves flyer or visit curves.com for more information.
Easter Food Drive
We are already preparing for our annual Easter Dinner food drive. This program provides Samaritan House clients with the means to make Easter Dinner, an Easter egg dye kit, a dozen fresh eggs and a $15 gift certificate to purchase an Easter ham. Last year we distributed 320 dinner baskets. We expect the number to increase this year. The following items are needed for this program:
Jell-O Cake Mix
Canned Fruit Frosting
Canned Corn Applesauce
Canned Green Beans Easter egg coloring kit
$15 gift certificates or cash donations for Easter hams
Share the joy of Easter with your neighbors by donating to our annual Easter Food Basket Drive! Please bring your donations to Samaritan House by April 11th during pantry business hours on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.
A Super Spaghetti Dinner!
The 4th Annual Spaghetti Dinner was a marvelous success! We set two new records: attendance and gross receipts! Thank you to everyone who braved the cold weather to come out and enjoy good fun, food, music and company. A big thank you to Blue Water Trucking and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans for being generous sponsors of the event. It couldn't have been done without the hard work from our board members and the numerous volunteers who brought it all together!
Golf Season is Almost Here and So is the
16th Annual Golf Outing!
July 26, 2014 at Heather Hills
Contact Gretchen for Sponsor Info, Group Tickets and Donation Details.
No, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Wanted for Event Committees!
Samaritan House has a lot of exciting fundraisers planned in 2014 and we are
looking for persons willing to work on
Auction Item Collections - ongoing
16th Annual Golf Outing - July 26th
Harvest Time Hoopla - September/October
For more information, please call Gretchen
at 586-336-9956,or email her at email@example.com.
Income Tax Program
Our free Income Tax Program is ongoing through April 12th. Samaritan House offers both Federal and Michigan income tax preparation to individuals with a gross income of $35,000 or less and families with a gross income of $52,000 or less at no cost. This is a joint effort between the IRS, Samaritan House and Accounting Aid Society. Appointments are necessary. Please call 586-336-9956. This free program at Samaritan House has returned more than $1.4 million to this community at no cost to the participants.
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