Helping Our Neighbors in Need


Can You Guess When the Snow Will Melt?
Snow Pile

The Spring Thaw Contest is underway! 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 15th. Print and fill out an entry form, then drop it in the mail, or at Samaritan House, with your check.


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 - ongoing
  • Spring Thaw Contest - ongoing
  • Fashion, Flowers and Food Fête - June 14th
  • 17th Annual Golf Outing - July 25th
  • 20th Anniversary Celebration - TBD
  • Quilt Raffle - October 4th
  • Harvest Walk - October 4th

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 samaritanhouse@sbcglobal.net) or buy online!


Spring Has Sprung....Time for a Garden Party!

Tapper Gardens
Plans are underway for our 2nd Annual Fashion, Flowers and Food Fête on June 14th at Tapper Gardens in Bruce Township. The event is being sponsored by:

Heidebreicht Chevrolet


17th Annual Samaritan House Golf Outing
golf club and ball
The snow is melting and golf season will soon be here. It's time to get your golf outing tickets before they're gone! Tickets include 18 holes of golf w/cart, breakfast, lunch on the turn, buffet dinner, contests on the course and a refined raffle. They're available at Samaritan House or online.

We're looking for golfers, volunteers, donors and sponsors to help make the 17th annual outing a huge success. This is our biggest event and helps keep our pantry shelves full for approximately three months. We're looking for T.E.A.M. donors to help augment our refined raffle collection:

Trip (to the zoo, Mackinaw, Frankenmuth, etc.)
Entertainment (concert tickets, sports tickets, signed jersey, etc.)
Activities (CJ Barrymore's, Zap Zone, Golfsmith, etc.)
Memorable (big screen TV, car lease, etc.)

All donations are welcomed and appreciated! For golfing information, donating or volunteering, please contact Kym at 586-336-9956 or SHevents@att.net


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 samaritanhouse@sbcglobal.net or call 586-336-9956.


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.


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.


The Meijer Simply Give Program is Back for Spring!

Look for Simply Give cards near the checkout lanes between March 29th and May 11th. Meijer will turn your  purchase of a $10 card into a $20 donation to Samaritan House!

Double Match Days are April 17th and 18th. On Double Match Days, Meijer will turn your $10 into a $30 donation to Samaritan House!


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

- Eisenhower High School Brass Quintet
- Illumination Praise Band
- Vickey Kipp
- Home Depot
- Dawn Baker
- Pat Palonis
- Newark Ministries
- St. Paul Episcopal Church
- Melinda Adams, Madison and Carly
- Liz DeBono
- OUR VOLUNTEERS!

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


Thank You Volunteers!

This month we salute the true hearts and hands of Samaritan House - our volunteers. With only three 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. In February, 858 hours of volunteer time was logged at Samaritan House.

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.

Looking for a way to celebrate National Volunteer Month? Become a volunteer at Samaritan House!

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