Helping Our Neighbors in Need

Shelby Township Art Fair  
Appreciate art and give back, too! One thing we always need on our shelves at Samaritan House, and that the residents we serve need, is personal hygiene products. Food stamps cannot be used to purchase these items, so many of our clients go without.

We will be collecting personal hygiene items in a booth at the Shelby Township Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday, August 11 & 12. The art fair is located at 52700 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, 48316.

So come out, have some fun, and give back, too!

Back-to-School Program

Plans for this August's Back-to-School Program are underway! You can help prepare students from local low-income families for the coming school year by donating the needed items below.

Elementary, middle and high school students will each receive a $20 Payless Shoes gift card and a backpack filled with school supplies appropriate for their grade level.

School Supplies Needed
Stack of Books with Apple on Top
 glue sticks  mechanical pencils
 ball-point pens  zipper pouch pencil cases
 highlighters  1 1/2" 3-ring binders
 12" rulers  2" 3-ring binders
 earbuds  70-page spiral notebooks
 2-pocket folders  

Note: Schools are requesting 2-pocket folders and spiral notebooks in the colors red, yellow, green, blue, purple and black.

Clothing Needed
We also will be outfitting elementary students with jeans, and middle school and high school students with spirit wear (zip-up hoodies or sweatshirts). Our sponsoring churches will have tags with ages, sizes and gender very soon. Pick one or more tags and purchase the needed clothing items.

Please drop off donated supplies and clothing at Samaritan House during business hours no later than August 3rdIf you cannot drop off items during our regular business hours, the Romeo District Library, both the Kezar and Graubner branches, serve as drop-off locations for Samaritan House.

Joyful Heart Cookbook Makes a Wonderful Gift!

Joyful Heart Cookbook

The Joyful Heart cookbook, celebrating 20 years of 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, or buy online!
(586-336-9956 or

Our sincere thanks to Meijer for sponsoring our cookbook!

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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.

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Click to donate or learn more about this new opportunity to sponsor a person or family!

Angels Corner  Angel

This month we recognize the following for a special effort flowing from a special heart. This month's Samaritan House Angels are:

- 2018 Romeo Peach Queen Pageant
- Bone Asset Management
- Brittany Ladson
- Diane Austin
- Eisenhower High School Key Club
- Fifth Third Bank
- Jesi Foltz-Goike
- Washington Township Mail Carriers
-  Macomb County Residents that supported the Fifth Third Bank, Mail Carrier and Peach Queen Pageant Food Drives!

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

Thank You Volunteers!

We salute the true hearts and hands of Samaritan House - our volunteers. With only four part-time employees, the incredible work accomplished here for our brothers and sisters is done because of the kindness and love from 90 plus volunteers that give of their time every month.

From putting out loaves of bread and meeting with clients to stocking the shelves, sweeping the floors and fixing the doors, our volunteers are the BEST! Bless you.

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."

Galations 5:13-14