Helping Our Neighbors in Need

It's Socktober!
Socktober is an original idea of Kid President. What is Socktober? Watch his YouTube video to find out how it started!

During the month of October, new socks are being collected by Romeo Middle School, Hamilton Parsons Elementary, Hevel Elementary and Ss. John & Paul Parish. All collected socks will be donated to Samaritan House. Let's make this a great Socktober!

The Sharing Tree Program is Underway
Sharing Tree

The Sharing Tree volunteers are gearing up for this year's Christmas program. This is a huge effort, and we can use extra help!

Last year, with your assistance, we provided Christmas gifts for 243 needy families in our community. This year, we estimate 250 families will need Christmas assistance.

If you are interested in being part of our Sharing Tree Program, either by donating or by volunteering, please call Samaritan House at 586-336-9956.

Expect Sharing Tree tags to be available in November at local libraries, businesses and churches.

Meijer's Simply Give Holiday Campaign Begins Oct. 30th.

Simply Give Card
Meijer's Simply Give holiday campaign makes it easy to double or even triple your donation to Samaritan House. All donations received through this program are used to buy food to stock our pantry shelves to help feed those in need in northwest Macomb County.

The campaign for the holiday season takes place from October 30th through December 31st. During that time you can purchase one or more $10 donation cards.  Meijer will turn each $10 donation into a $20 donation to Samaritan House. If you purchase donation cards on November 11th or 12th, a $10 donation becomes a $30 donation!

Many thanks to Meijer for their generosity and support!

Back-to-School Program Serves Community Children
Back to School
A big "thank you" to everyone who supported our Back-to School Backpack Program. We appreciate you so much! Each child from preschool through twelfth grade received a backpack filled with age-appropriate supplies and a PayLess gift card. This year, through our Backpack Program, we were able to provide 209 children with back-to-school necessities.

Also, thank you to the donors who shopped for jeans through our new "Back-to-School Denim Program". With your help, we provided new jeans for 180 students in grades preschool through twelfth grade. This was our first year for this program, and it was so well received that we intend to do it again next year.

Samaritan House is Honored!

Romeo Peach Festival 2016

Samaritan House has been named the Organization of the Year for the 2016 Romeo Peach Festival. We are so honored to have the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and three employees recognized at the Peach Festival. They give their all to help our neighbors in need, but it couldn't be done without the generosity and support from the citizens, churches, businesses and organizations in the area. Many thanks to all of you!!

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.

Angels Corner

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

 - Back-to-School Donors
 - Angelina Orlando
 - Madison Mattei
 - Gloria & Don Greb
 - TRW, Washington
 - Sharp Tooling Solutions

"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