Helping Our Neighbors in Need

Best Wishes to Pamela Zendt!

Happy Retirement

All of us at Samaritan House wish Pamela Zendt a wonderful, relaxing retirement! She will be greatly missed, and will always be appreciated for all she's done for Samaritan House and our clients as our director. Pamela has put her heart and soul into leading our mission at Samaritan House for thirteen years. Pamela, enjoy the sunshine!

Samaritan House Names New Director
Woman Running

Although Pamela Zendt has left us with big shoes to fill, we are blessed to have an amazing person on staff to fill those shoes! We welcome Kathy Wojcik as our new director! Kathy has been involved with Samaritan House for many years in various volunteer roles. For the past two years she has done a phenomenal job employed as our fundraising event coordinator. Kathy is off and running as our new director!

We Welcome Mary Sutherland!

Mary Sutherland

We would like to welcome our new fundraising event coordinator, Mary Sutherland, a graduate of Oakland University with a B.A. in Communications. Mary has experience working in events for the Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester, Michigan.

We are so pleased to have Mary on our team here at Samaritan House! We are looking forward to great things!

Happy Easter to our Clients!

Easter Eggs

Easter distribution will take place 10:00 am - 6:00 pm on Tuesday, March 27th and Wednesday, March 28th.  We wish our clients a blessed Easter!

Samaritan House Offers Free Income Tax Program
Tax Time

Samaritan House, in cooperation with the Accounting Aid Society and VITA, will offer both Federal and Michigan Income Tax preparation to those with a gross income of $54,000 or less.

The Income Tax Preparation Program will begin on Jan. 20, 2018 and continues through April 14, 2018. This is a free program and appointments are necessary. Please call 586-336-9956 to schedule an appointment.

Save the Dates!

Tapper Gardens

The 5th Annual Fashion, Flowers & Food Fête at Tapper Gardens
will be held on Sunday afternoon, June 10th, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm!

Golfer at Sunrise
The 20th Annual Golf Outing will be held on
Saturday, July 28th, at Greystone Golf Club.
Registration begins at 7:00 am and tee-off is at 8:30 am.

Please contact Mary at 586-336-9956 or if you'd like to attend, help plan, sponsor or donate items to either of these events, or would just like more information.

Joyful Heart Cookbook Makes a Wonderful Gift!

Joyful Heart Cookbook

The Joyful Heart cookbook, celebrating 20 years of 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, or buy online!
(586-336-9956 or

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.

Be a Hunger Hero!

Hunger Hero

Click to donate or learn more about this new opportunity to sponsor a person or family!

Angels Corner  Angel

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

- Venture Global Engineering
- Christina Muir-Murphy
- Ruth Heidebreicht
- Judge Denis LeDuc
- MGM Grand Detroit

- Washington Twp. Trustee Sam Previti
- The Mitt TV
- Douglas C. Wozniak
- The Trublowski Family
- Peter J. Lucido
Heidebreicht Chevrolet
- Joe Burke, Burke Mechanical
- The Salsido Brothers
- Magician Jason Abbott
- All of the Pasta Dinner volunteers
- All those who attended the Pasta Dinner

"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 four 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