Helping Our Neighbors in Need
"Now about brotherly love we do not need to write to you, for you have been taught by God to love each other."
1 Thessalonians 4:9
Samaritan House will be recognized in the community as the Heart and Hands of Christ.
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.
Serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
Samaritan House Update
Samaritan House continues to operate in light of the governor's stay at home order. We are an essential service and we will remain open during our normal hours.
What We Are Doing to Combat This Virus
- Disinfecting all surfaces that volunteers and staff come in contact with.
- Advising our volunteers and staff to stay home if they are not feeling well.
- Changing our procedures to allow clients to stay safe in their vehicle.
Important Information for Samaritan House Clients
Out of an abundance of concern for the health and well-being of our clients, volunteers and staff we are implementing some new procedures.
Clients seeking food assistance will need to call us (586-336-9956) during business hours. Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
You will be connected with one of our volunteers who will take your food order. You will then be advised of a time to pick up your order. You will remain in your vehicle and volunteers will place your order in your trunk. If you are not feeling well, let us know and we will discuss how we can get groceries to you.
I believe this new procedure will assure the health of all involved, so that we can continue to serve those in our community. We appreciate your patience during this time.
A Note From Our Director
I want to make sure families know that Samaritan House is here to help with food, especially now that schools will be closed for three weeks. We realize the toll this can take on families. If you find yourself needing food during this time please call us. We are here to help.
We will get through this. We have a supportive community and we are here for you.
God Bless, Kathy Wojcik, Executive Director
Friday, 10am- 4pm
Samaritan House will close at 5pm on Wednesday, February 5th.
Help us feed our neighbors by donating online via PayPal! Your donation can be made in memory of or in honor of a family member, friend or other special person or group.
Shopping at Meijer, Kroger or Amazon can turn into cash for Samaritan House!
As a Thrivent Financial member, it's easy for you to help Samaritan House. You can request that Samaritan House be the recipient of Thrivent Choice Dollars
Samaritan House receives matching grants from:
- Pfizer Foundation
- Consumers Energy Foundation
Please participate in these programs if you are able.
We love to give books to 0ur clients' children. Having a book to take home encourages them to keep reading. Please bring books appropriate for children of all ages to Samaritan House.
Call our office during business hours and we will post your item(s) on our bulletin board for those in need of furniture.
Please Note: The Accounting Aid Society has closed their income tax sites until further notice.
Free Income Tax Program
Every year, Samaritan House partners with the Accounting Aid Society to bring free income tax preparation to local residents.
Income tax appointments began Jan. 25, 2020 and continue every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., through April 11, 2020.
To qualify, residents must have an individual or family income not exceeding $55,000. They do not have to live in our service area.
If you are eligible for this free service, we are taking appointments. Please call Samaritan House at (586) 336-9956 during business hours to set up your appointment.
The Fashion & Food at the Orchards Event is on Hold
This event will be reassessed after April, based on government mandates. In the meantime tickets will not be sold.
This month we recognize the following for a special effort flowing from a special heart. This month's Samaritan House Angels are:
- Preceptor Delta Beta
- Wendy Schildgen, Realtor
- Real Estate One Charitable Foundation
- St. Kieran Church
- Hevel Elementary
- Jack Davis
- Volunteer of the Month, Chris!
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.
In March, Samaritan House...
- Provided food to 194 families
- Added 24 new families to our client list
- Delivered food to 26 home-bound residents
- $15,784 was spent on food, funds that went directly back into the community.
- 66 volunteers donated 789 hours of their time to Samaritan House!
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