Helping Our Neighbors in Need

Kroger Community Rewards

Thank you everyone for making Samaritan House your nonprofit of choice on your Kroger Plus Card. It's that time of year to log into the Kroger Community Rewards site and reaffirm Samaritan House as your nonprofit of choice. If you'd like assistance at Samaritan House to sign up for Kroger Community Rewards or to reaffirm your nonprofit choice, please call Donna (or leave a message for her) at 586-336-9956.

It's Gardening Time!

The DTE Energy Garden, located at 12700 30 Mile Road in Washington Township, needs volunteers spring through fall. Volunteers meet every Monday between 9:00am and 12:00pm to plant, weed and harvest vegetables. The produce from this effort is donated to local food pantries, Samaritan House being one of them. No previous gardening experience is necessary. Stop by and  stay for any length of time. All ages are welcome. This is a great opportunity to spend time with your family and help your local community to receive fresh vegetables this summer and fall.

Monday morning gardening will be cancelled in the event of rain or temperatures nearing 90 degrees. If you have a group that would like to volunteer on another day, please contact Kate at or 734-545-2758.

3rd Annual Fashion, Flowers & Food Fête

What better way is there to celebrate spring than spending a delightful day appreciating flowers, food and fashion? The 3rd annual Fashion, Flowers & Food Fête at Tapper Gardens in Bruce Township will be held on June 12th, 1:00-4:00pm. Tickets are now available! They are $25 each and include beverages, appetizers, desserts, a fashion show and the beautiful scenery of Tapper Gardens! Tickets can be purchased from Samaritan House (586-336-9956 or or online. Visit our Resources page to view or download more information.

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Thank you to our wonderful Fête sponsors!

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Golf Season is Here! Double your fun!

1.Our 18th Annual Golf Outing Tees Off on July 30th!

It's time to turn thoughts to green grass and golf season! It's also time to get your tickets to the 18th Annual Samaritan House Golf Outing which will be held on Saturday, July 30th, at Heather Hills. Tickets include 18 holes of golf, cart, breakfast, lunch on the turn, buffet dinner, contests on the course and a raffle. This event sells out every year, so don't miss out on the fun! We are looking for golfers, volunteers, donors and sponsors.

Samaritan House needs your help to make the 18th Annual Golf Outing a huge success. It's our biggest event of the year and puts food on the pantry shelves for 3 months! We need TEAM donors to help us hold a successful auction. We're looking for:
  • Trips (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, lease for a car, etc.)
All donations are welcomed and appreciated! For sponsor information, group tickets, or to donate or volunteer, please contact Kathy Wojcik at or call 586-336-9956.

2.The 1st Annual Brown Iron Brewhouse Charity Golf Outing
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Samaritan House will benefit from the Brown Iron 
Brewhouse 1st annual charity golf outing. It will be held on Monday, July 25th at Stony Creek Golf Course. Visit our Resources page for the golf outing details or to learn more about the Brown Iron Brewhouse and see the yummy food on their menu.

Joyful Heart Cookbook Makes a Wonderful Gift!

The Joyful Heart cookbook, celebrating 20 years of

Joyful Heart Cookbook

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 or buy online!

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.

Meijer Simply Give

Make your gift twice as nice! Now through mid-May, Samaritan House is the recipient of the Meijer Simply Give program through the Washington Township store 
at 26 Mile and Van Dyke. Purchase a $10 Simply Give card and Meijer will make it a $20 donation to Samaritan House. Simple and easy!

Mail Carrier Food Drive Saturday, May 14, 2016

Samaritan House is the recipient of the Mail Carrier Food Drive through the Washington Post Office. Thank you to all of the donors, and a big thank you to the mail carriers who pick up your donations and bring them to Samaritan House!

Angels Corner

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

 - Accounting Aid Society
 - Volunteer Income Tax Preparers
 - Curves - Shelby Twp.
 - Michaels - Shelby Twp.
 - Girl Scout Daisy Troop 75662
 - Girl Scout Daisy Troop 71664
 - Recycle Fitness - Shelby Twp.
 - Ford Engine Plant
 - Preceptor Delta Beta
 - Ed Proctor
 - Gary Schroka

"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 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