Helping Our Neighbors in Need

It's Time to Renew Your Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger annually requires you to reaffirm your nonprofit choice. Please visit and sign in to choose Samaritan House as the recipient of a percentage of your purchases in donations from Kroger. Not signed up for Community Rewards? Choose the 'Create an Account' button on their site and follow the prompts. Need help? Click learn how, or call Samaritan House at 586-336-9956 and ask for Donna. Thank you for choosing Samaritan House!

Fashion, Flowers and Food Fête Tickets are Available!
Tapper Gardens

Samaritan House's Fashion, Flowers and Food Fête is back by popular demand. It will be held at the beautiful Tapper Gardens at 4700 Raap Road in Bruce Township, on Sunday, June 14th, from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Flowers will be in abundance in the 3.5 acre garden which contains more than 4000 plants, bushes and trees with impressive sculptures, ponds, waterfalls and fountains throughout.
Beverages, light appetizers and desserts will be provided.

Clothing and accessories from AnnaBella's Closet Boutique, Posh Palace Boutique, The Basement Salon & Attic Beau-tique, and Sassy Fashion Couture will be included in the fashion show. We will also have items from Big Time Bag Time. This year the boutiques will set up mini-boutiques for your shopping pleasure!

The event is limited to 150 people. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the event. Contact Samaritan House at 586-336-9956 or for more information or to purchase tickets. Tickets are also available online.

A huge thank you to Heidebreicht Chevrolet for sponsoring this event!

The 2015 Quilt is Finished!

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 Romeo libraries where raffle tickets can be purchased. Tickets are 1 for $5, 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, just prior to the Harvest Walk at St. John Lutheran Church, 246 Benjamin Street in Romeo. You do not need to be present to win.

17th Annual Samaritan House Golf Outinggolf club and ball

We're looking for golfers, volunteers, donors and sponsors to help make the 17th annual outing a huge success. This is our biggest event and helps keep our pantry shelves full for approximately three months. We're looking for T.E.A.M. donors to help augment our refined raffle collection:

Trip (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, car lease, etc.)

All donations are welcomed and appreciated! For golfing information, donating or volunteering, please contact Kym at or 586-336-9956.

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
  • 20th Anniversary Celebration - TBD
  • Quilt Raffle - October 4th
  • Harvest Walk - October 4th

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.

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.

Samaritan House Receives Donation
From Motown Soup

Motown Soup is a nonprofit which is operated in a state licensed kitchen provided by Trinity Lutheran in Utica, Michigan. Volunteers produce and sell dry soup, dip and dessert mixes throughout the year allowing Motown Soup to pour all of the profits into local groups helping to fight hunger and homelessness in their community.

Motown Marketing Director, Zak Kennedy, said, "This year we are celebrating our largest giveback ever of $100,000 to bring our 10 year total to $465,000!"

"We are honored to have been selected to be one of the recipients of the Motown 2014 Giveback. This is a shining example of community impact and support," said Pamela Zendt, Samaritan House Director.

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
- Eisenhower High School Key Club
- Taylor Burnham
- Syncreon
- Fitness in Motion
- Bemis Junior High School Life Skills Class
- Boy Scout Troop #259
- St. John Lutheran Quilters
- Ebeling Elementary Honor Society

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

Thank You Volunteers!

This month 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. In February, 858 hours of volunteer time was logged at Samaritan House.

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.

Looking for a way to celebrate National Volunteer Month? Become a volunteer at Samaritan House!

To join our wonderful team
of volunteers or for more information, please call
Judy at 586-336-9956.

Don't have time? Join our e-care network! You can help provide emergency clothing by simply checking your email. Learn how

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.

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