Helping Our Neighbors in Need
Save the Date!
The 6th Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held
February 10th at Capital Banquet Center.
La Fonda Mexican Kitchen Cooks Up Funds for Samaritan House!
Make Sunday Taco Day! On Sundays in November, December and January, La Fonda Mexican Kitchen will donate 10% of all table receipts (excluding alcohol) to Samaritan House to help keep our pantry shelves full. Enjoy some tasty food and support a good cause at the same time!
La Fonda Mexican Kitchen is located at 71332 Van Dyke (just north of 33 Mile Rd.) in Bruce Township. Call them at 586-752-0901.
The Sharing Tree Program is Under Way!
The Sharing Tree volunteers have been busy preparing for this year's Sharing Tree program to bring Christmas to our clients. You can only imagine the immenseness of the project. Last year, the Sharing Tree program provided Christmas gifts to more than 300 families, totaling more than 1000 people.
Look for Christmas trees, with gift tags bearing the Christmas wishes of our clients, at local churches and businesses though December 6th. Pick one or more tags and fill those wishes to make someone's Christmas joyous!
If you are interested in helping with any of the many tasks involved with this program, please call Samaritan House at 586-336-9956.
Need a Hostess Gift or Home Décor for the Holidays?
Purchase fresh decorations for your home, or send an elegant gift from Lynch Farms, and Samaritan House will receive 20% of all sales! It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 to support our Thanksgiving and Christmas Fundraiser.
Complete your holiday shopping in the comfort of your own home and help Samaritan House provide for the food insecure in Northwest Macomb County. May your table be filled with food and surrounded by loved ones for Christmas and all year long. Thank you for your support and God Bless!
Joyful Heart Cookbook Makes a Wonderful Christmas Gift!
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! (586-336-9956 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or buy online!
Our sincere thanks to Meijer for sponsoring our cookbook!
Samaritan House Celebrates 20 Years of Service!
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:
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 as represented in our original logo.
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