Helping Our Neighbors in Need

Meijer's Simply Give Program is Back!

Look for $10 donation cards near the checkouts at the 26 Mile Rd. Meijer store now through September 12th. Your purchase of a $10 donation card will be doubled by Meijer and Samaritan House will receive $20 to use to help stock our pantry shelves with food for our clients.

Double Days will be September 3rd, 4th and 5th. Your purchase of a $10 donation card will be double-matched by Meijer and Samaritan House will receive $30!

The 2015 Quilt is on Tour!

20th Anniversary Quilt
The 2015 quilt commemorates the 20th Anniversary of Samaritan House. Our quilters put a lot of thought and meaning into the design. It will be displayed throughout the spring and summer at our sponsor churches, local events and Graubner Library where raffle tickets can be purchased. Tickets are $5 each, or 3 for $10, and can also be purchased online or at Samaritan House.

The Annual Quilt Raffle will take place on Sunday, October 4th, as part of festivities of the Harvest Time Walk at St. John Lutheran Church, 246 Benjamin Street in Romeo. You do not need to be present to win.

Taking Steps to Stop Hunger
Harvest Walk

The Annual Samaritan House Harvest Time Walk will be held October 4th. The event will start and finish at St. John Lutheran Church in Romeo. Choose whether your steps will be walked or run!

Along the route will be "Silly Stops" designed to entertain and amuse families and folks of all ages! Walkers and runners collect pledges, and donations will be accepted even if you don't want to walk or run. Consider putting a team of classmates, co-workers, neighbors, friends or family together because a group that raises money together, does great things together!

                    How Can You Help?
  • Create a team and take steps to stop hunger
  • Be a Silly Stop Sponsor
  • Purchase a T-Shirt Sponsorship
  • Purchase a Route Sign Sponsorship

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
  • Fashion, Flowers and Food Fête - June 14th
  • 17th Annual Golf Outing - July 25th
  • Quilt Raffle - ticket sales ongoing, drawing October 4th
  • Harvest Walk - October 4th
  • Diamonds & Denim PigRoast - September 12th
  • 20th Anniversary Celebration - April 2016

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!

Our sincere thanks to Meijer for sponsoring our cookbook!

Samaritan House Building Blocks

Original SH Logo
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.

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.

Back-to-School Donations Needed

Samaritan House is accepting donations for our annual Back-to-School Drive. The following items are needed. Cash donations are always helpful too!
  • New Backpacks
  • Pocket Folders
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Composition Books
  • "Sharpie" Type Markers
  • Washable Markers
  • Regular Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • White School Glue
  • Glue Sticks
  • 12" Rulers
  • Watercolor Paints
  • "Stick" Erasers
  • Pencil Tip Erasers
  • Pencil Boxes
  • Pens (blue, black & red)
  • Scissors (regular & safety tip)
  • Hand Sanitizer
Please bring donations to Samaritan House by August 19th so backpacks can be filled and ready to distribute on August 25th, 26th and 28th. In addition to a filled backpack, each child will receive a $20 gift card for Payless Shoes.

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

- Richard and Carol Tapper
- Vince & Joe's Market
-  Kathy Socia and co-workers at Sears Holding
- Washington Twp. Mail Carriers and all who donated food
- Linda Willen, Jo Hearon and all who stitched the 20th Celebration Quilt!

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

DTE Energy Garden

DTE Energy Garden

Don't forget....your help is needed all summer long at the DTE Energy Garden. Looking for a family project? Remember the DTE Energy Garden (30 Mile Road east of M-53) is always in need of weed pullers. More information can be obtained by calling the DTE Energy Garden's project coordinator at 313-923-3535.

Thank You Volunteers!

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.

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