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Easter Food Drive

Easter Eggs
We are already preparing for our annual Easter Dinner food drive. This program provides Samaritan House clients with the means to make Easter Dinner, an Easter egg dye kit, a dozen fresh eggs and a $15 gift certificate to purchase an Easter ham. Last year we distributed 320 dinner baskets. We expect the number to increase this year. The following items are needed for this program:

Jell-O                                       Cake Mix
Canned Fruit                           
Frosting
Canned Corn                           
Applesauce
Canned Green Beans             
Easter egg coloring kit
$15 gift certificates or cash donations for Easter hams

Share the joy of Easter with your neighbors by donating to our annual Easter Food Basket Drive! Please bring your donations to Samaritan House by April 11th during pantry business hours on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.


Joyful Heart Cookbook
Cookbook

Calling all cooks! Samaritan House wants your recipes for Joyful Heart, a cookbook commemorating our 20 years of community involvement, volunteerism and of course, food! It will be a very unique cookbook and will be available in time for the 2014 Holiday season, and throughout 2015. You'll not see another cookbook like it!

To have your recipe(s) included, please send $7 to Samaritan House for each recipe and you will receive the official Recipe Submission Kit. The kit includes supplies and directions for submitting recipes that are uniquely from your heart and in your own handwriting.

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. We are also looking for cover art for Joyful Heart. Please feel free to submit cover art ideas to Samaritan House.


Golf Season is Almost Here and So is the
16th Annual Golf Outing!
July 26, 2014 at Heather Hills
Contact Gretchen for Sponsor Info, Group Tickets and Donation Details.
Golfer
It's time to turn thoughts to green grass and golf season! It's time to get your tickets before they once again sell out! Golf outing tickets include 18 holes of golf w/cart, breakfast, lunch on the turn, buffet dinner, contests on the course and a refined raffle. We are looking for golfers, volunteers, donors and sponsors. If you are interested in golfing or being involved as a volunteer, please contact Gretchen at 586-336-9956 or samaritanhouse@sbcglobal.net.

Go T.E.A.M.!

No, Samaritan House is not starting up a softball squad...yet. But we are looking for T.E.A.M.'s when it comes to auction/raffle items: Treats, Entertainment, Activities, Memories is the theme for the 2013-2014 auction/raffle collection. We'll gladly accept any items that would help augment our auctions/raffles. We're also always looking for some BIG TICKET items - Trips, Events, Action and Magical! If you are willing to sponsor a BIG TICKET and/or T.E.A.M. item, or have something you think will be well received, please contact Gretchen at 586-336-9956 or samaritanhouse@sbcglobal.net.


Help Wanted for Event Committees!
 
Volunteers
Samaritan House has a lot of exciting fundraisers planned in 2014 and we are
looking for persons willing to work on
various committees:

Auction Item Collections - ongoing
16th Annual Golf Outing - July 26th
Harvest Time Hoopla - September/October

For more information, please call Gretchen
at 586-336-9956,or email her at samaritanhouse@sbcglobal.net.


Income Tax Program
Tax Form

Our free Income Tax Program is ongoing through April 12th. Samaritan House offers both Federal and Michigan income tax preparation to individuals with a gross income of $35,000 or less and families with a gross income of $52,000 or less at no cost. This is a joint effort between the IRS, Samaritan House and Accounting Aid Society. Appointments are necessary. Please call 586-336-9956. This free program at Samaritan House has returned more than $1.4 million to this community at no cost to the participants.

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:

- Eisenhower High School National Honor Society
- Carol Beck
- Judy Schmidt
- Jack & Cindy Manion
- Curves Fitness
- Steven Lacey
- Mike LaBuhn and his Oscar Party People
- OUR VOLUNTEERS!

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

                            ~Unknown


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