Helping Our Neighbors in Need

The Spring Thaw Contest is Underway!
Snow Pile

Take a look at the snow pile in the front yard of Samaritan House and make a guess as to what date and time the snow pile will be melted. Each guess is $5 and the winner will receive $100 (in the case of multiple winners, the $100 will be shared). Please
submit your guess by April 1st.

Samaritan House Celebrates 20 Years of Service!

Celebrating 20 Years
On January 1, 2015, Samaritan House began its 20th year of community service in northwest Macomb County. To celebrate this auspicious anniversary, Samaritan House is launching the "20 for 20" Campaign. The goal is to raise $60,000 (above and beyond our typical fundraising goals) throughout the year to stock our pantry shelves for an additional 20 weeks, as an acknowledgement of the 20 years we have been providing assistance in the area. It costs an average of $3,000 a week to keep the pantry stocked.

Please join in the celebration by participating in these events:
  • Joyful Heart Cookbook Sale
  • Spring Thaw Contest
  • Food, Fashion and Flowers Fête
  • 17th Annual Golf Outing
  • 20th Anniversary Celebration
  • Quilt Raffle
  • Harvest Walk

The Joyful Heart Cookbook is Here!
Joyful Heart Cookbook

The Joyful Heart cookbook, celebrating 20 years of community involvement, volunteerism and of course, food is now available! 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!

Samaritan House Building Blocks

Prior to January 1, 1995 many people worked countless hours to facilitate Samaritan House opening. In 1993 and 1994 there were representatives from five churches that started the idea to organize congregations into one unit to serve the low income community. Those churches were: Romeo United Methodist, First Congregational UCC, St. Paul Episcopal, St. John Lutheran and St. Clement Catholic. By October 4, 1994, three additional churches (Our Redeemer Lutheran, Washington Davis United Methodist and St. Kieran Catholic) joined the effort and representatives from all eight churches signed the "Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Appointment of Directors" and are recognized in that document as "founding congregations". These founding congregations became the original building blocks of Samaritan House.

Save the Dates
Tapper Gardens

June 14 - Food, Fashion and Flowers Fête
July 25 - 17th Annual Golf Outing
October 4 - Harvest Walk & Quilt Raffle Drawing

Income Tax Preparation
Tax Form

Our free Income Tax Preparation Program begins January 24th and continues through April 11th. Samaritan House, in cooperation with Accounting
Aid Society and VITA (IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program), will offer both Federal and Michigan Income Tax preparation. This is a free program for individuals with a gross income of $35,000 or less, and families with a gross income of $53,000 or less. This free program at Samaritan House has returned over $1.4 million to this community at no cost to the recipients. Appointments are necessary. Please call 586-336-9956 to make an appointment or for more information.

Memories.... Music Note

Samaritan House celebrates 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 send an email to or call 586-336-9956.

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:

- Thee Office Pub
- Washington Elementary School
- Hevel Elementary Spirit Club
- Della Diederich
- Vickey Kipp
- Daniel's Salon
- Dawn Baker
- Jeremy Crawford
- Jeff Foltz
- Blo Salon
- Nicole Kowalczyk
- Klaus Mabarak
- Heidebreicht Chevrolet

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

Easter Food Drive

This program provides our clients with the means to make Easter Dinner, plus a dozen eggs, a dye kit and $15 gift card for a ham. Last year we distributed 256 dinner baskets. We expect the number to increase this year. We are in need of the following items:

- Jell-O
- Canned Fruit
- Canned Corn
- Canned Green Beans
- Cake Mix
- Cake Frosting
- Brown Sugar (1 lb. bag/box)
-  Mayonnaise
- Easter Egg Dye Kits
- $15 gift cards or cash donations for hams

Share the joy of Easter with your neighbors by donating to our annual Easter Food Drive. Please bring your donations to Samaritan House by March 25th during business hours.

Samaritan House Volunteers are Special!

Our heartfelt thanks to the Samaritan House staff of volunteers whose hard work and dedication serve so many. 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