Helping Our Neighbors
in Need

Make it a Merry Christmas for All!

Christmas Tree
While shopping for friends and family, please consider picking up and item or two for Sharing Tree - our annual program to provide Christmas gifts and Christmas dinner for our clients.

Your family can participate by looking for Sharing Trees at local businesses and at our Sponsoring churches. Choose one or more tags and purchase the wished for item. Deliver the wrapped gift with its tag to St. John Lutheran Church, 246 Benjamin Street in Romeo on December 9th, 10th or 11th, 10am to 4pm.

We are also in need of gift cards to local grocery stores to give out with the presents to provide Christmas dinner to ensure a happy holiday for all. Anyone interested in purchasing gifts or gift cards can contact Ed at 586-255-3729 for more information.

Distribution of gifts will take place on December 14th and15th, noon to 8pm.

Please Remember to Purchase your Goodfellow Newspaper
Goodfellow Newspaper

This year's Romeo Area Goodfellows Paper Drive will take place on Friday and Saturday, December 5th and 6th. The funds raised help to provide Christmas Dinner to our clients.
If you would like to help sell newspapers, please call 586-336-9956 for details.

Samaritan House Christmas Celebration Tree
Poinsettia Ornament

Make the holidays brighter for many in our community! Purchase one or more of the annual Samaritan House Christmas Celebration Tree ornaments to give as a gift to a friend, family member or the family of a deceased loved one to honor their memory. For $25, not only will they receive a beautiful antique bronze poinsettia ornament, but will also have the knowledge that their gift helped purchase food for the less fortunate in our community. In addition to the bronze gift ornament, the name of the recipient will be written on an outdoor ornament which will be placed on our Christmas Celebration Tree on the Samaritan House front lawn!

Ornaments can be purchased online, at Samaritan House or at sponsoring churches through December 19th. For additional information, please call 586-336-9956.


Samaritan House will celebrate 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.

Joyful Heart Cookbook

Joyful Heart Cookbook
The Joyful Heart cookbook, celebrating 20 years of community involvement, volunteerism and of course, food - that's what! This unique cookbook, based on a 1939 Out of Vermont Kitchens cookbook, will showcase the individuality of each chef by asking that each recipe be submitted in their own handwriting and include their sketches and/or comments.

Recipes, like traditions are best when handed down. Joyful Heart will be sure to keep family favorites right at your fingertips for generations to come.
We're looking for recipes in eight categories: Appetizers, Soups & Salads, Meats, Poultry, Seafood, Vegetables/Sides, Breads/Bakery and Desserts. Recipe kits are available at Samaritan House. Call 586-336-9956 or stop in during pantry hours to pick one up.

Joyful Heart isn't limited to recipes. We are looking for original artwork to complement the recipes. Also, local businesses will have a chance to sponsor this one-of-a-kind cookbook and have their ad placed on the inside front or back cover, the outside back cover, or on one of the section dividers.

Wednesday is Spaghetti Night!

The 5th Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held on February 11, 2015 at Capital Banquet Center, 12350 31 Mile Rd. in Washington. There will be a refined raffle, music and other excitement. It's an opportunity for a family night out for a good cause! Tickets will be available in January. If you are interested in volunteering to make this fundraiser a success, consider joining a committee. Call 586-336-9956 or email for more information.

Romeo Kids Foundation Dash for the Splash Contest

Thank you to Sheena's Marketplace, Gretchen Monette and Kathy Fannon for the bountiful time at the Romeo Kids Foundation Dash for the Splash contest! Our wonderful Gretchen Monette won a 3 minute shopping spree in Sheena's and was able to dash away with nearly $680 worth of pantry items for Samaritan House! Thank you to all involved!

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.

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

- Harvest of Praise
- Sheena's Marketplace
- Congresswoman Candace Miller
- Amazing Beauties and Cuties
- Tillson Street Residents and Visitors
- Macomb Charitable Foundation
- Peggy Chateau
- Marge Kalhafen
- Miller's Big Red Orchard
- Cub Scout Pack 92
Carsyn Boggio and Hamilton-Parsons Elementary School
- Our Sharing Tree Volunteers
- All of the Samaritan House volunteers who have worked countless hours during the 2014 year! God Bless you all!

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

Meijer Simply Give

This fall, the Meijer Simply Give Program donated $7,780 to Samaritan House!  A huge thank you to all who purchased Simply Give cards and to the 26 Mile Meijer Store!

Spook-tacular Donations from
Tillson Street

Boo-yah! Thank you to everyone on Tillson Street (homeowners and visitors)
for another frightfully-fun Halloween! Not only was the décor just right, but the collection of non-perishable food and cash donations for Samaritan House definitely helped scare away the hunger for many of our neighbors. Close to $850 worth of food was collected the weekend before Halloween - enough to fill a large pickup truck bed full of bags and bags of food! We are so blessed to have the support of such a generous community!

Samaritan House Volunteers are Special!

THANK YOU LOVELY AWESOME VOLUNTEERS for all you do. It is you who keep the doors open and the shelves stocked....and you perform these tasks with a happy heart and a smile on your face! You are Samaritan House, and without you Samaritan House would not be.

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