Helping Our Neighbors in Need
Feeding Northwestern Macomb County since 1995
"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 is Open!
We feel it is very important to have the in-person connection with each client and are now allowing clients into the lobby.
We are limiting the number of clients in the lobby at one time. We are still practicing social distancing and wearing masks.
If you are at risk please contact us about making different arrangements.
If you are not feeling well, or are not able to pick up a food order, give us a call at
(586-336-9956) during business hours and we will discuss how we can get groceries to you.
Service Area Expansion
Friday, 10am- 4pm
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.
You're invited to the Samaritan House 25th Anniversary Gala!
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:
Consumers Energy Foundation
Please participate in these programs if you are able.
"Volunteers are not paid...not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless." ~Unknown
Macomb Homeless Coalition and Lakeshore Legal Aid Are Here to Help!
If you have received a court summons complaint or judgment for unpaid rent after March 1, 2020, help is available through Macomb Homeless Coalition at (586) 213-5757. There is an application that needs to be printed and emailed. If you need help with this, please feel free to call Samaritan House.
Lakeshore Legal Aid is offering FREE legal services in Macomb County. Apply online at michiganlegalhelp.org or call their hotline at 888-783-8190.
Kids Coats & Boots
Samaritan House is preparing for the season change and stocking up on coats and boots for kids. We are purchasing brand new coats and boots for clients with children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Items will be distributed to the families on Tuesday, November 2nd and Wednesday, November 3rd, 10am - 6pm. We appreciate the many donations over the last year which have enabled us to offer these extra benefits to our clients! Thank you!
25th Anniversary Gala
25th Anniversary Gala
We hope you're able to join us for our 25th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Greystone Golf Club, 5pm-10pm. The night will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while enjoying some beautiful piano music. Then we will have a welcome from our Executive Director, Kathy Wojcik followed by a video filled with memories of the last 25 years of serving our community. After our dinner and dessert, plan to dance the night away to music from the band "Beyond Eleven" and get your souvenir photo from the Luna Pix photo booth.
Please mark your calendars for this very special event and plan to join us for an evening remembering and celebrating everything that has helped us reach this important milestone!
Meijer Simply Give
The Meijer Simply Give Holiday Campaign began Saturday, October 3, 2021 and continues through Saturday, January 1, 2022!
To benefit Samaritan House, purchase a $10 Simply Give card at a register of the Meijer store located at 26 Mile and Van Dyke, in Washington.
There will be one double match day. If you purchase a Simply Give card on Saturday, December 11th, your $10 donation turns into $30! Thanks to Meijer, the community and our sponsoring churches for supporting our mission of fighting hunger through these campaigns. We couldn't do it without your support!
We are already preparing for our Thanksgiving distribution. Clients will be invited to come in and pick up one of our Thanksgiving boxes which will contain all of the items necessary to prepare a nice holiday meal.
We are now accepting donations of the following items to help fill these Thanksgiving boxes:
Please have the Thanksgiving items to Samaritan House by Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Thank you so much for your donations. We are able to provide these extra services to our clients because of the wonderful support from our community! If you have any questions please give us a call at (586)336-9956.
Because of COVID-19, many of our volunteers with preexisting conditions have not returned to volunteer. We are in need of volunteers, especially at the reception desk and supervisors to interview clients. Commitment to volunteer is once per week for a four-hour shift.
We also need help on the fourth Wednesday of each month to unload food shipments that we receive from Macomb Food Program. Deliveries take place at 9:15 a.m. There are 150 boxes to unload, and each box weighs approximately 30 lbs.
If you have a heart for helping others, please call Judy at (586) 336-9956. Please note: Each shift of volunteers must complete a health survey and wear a mask at all times.
This month we recognize the following for a special effort flowing from a special heart. This month's Samaritan House Angel is:
- Volunteer of the month, Judy M.
Thanks to Judy M., our volunteer of the month!
Judy has been a volunteer at Samaritan House for about ten years! She started out working in the food pantry, and now can be found manning the front desk on Friday afternoons. Judy also helps out at our fundraising events!
Judy came to volunteer at Samaritan House after retiring from a career as an Occupational Therapist. After over 30 years in that business she worked at various part-time jobs including one stint as an Uber/Lyft driver! She attends Shepherd's Gate Lutheran Church, which is where she learned about Samaritan House. Her favorite part of working here is interacting with clients and she appreciates helping to make things easier for others.
In her spare time Judy enjoys walking her dogs, biking, playing keyboard in Shepherd's Gate Worship Band Sunday Mornings and traveling! Judy truly has a giving spirit, we are very blessed to have her on our team of volunteers! A big thank you to Judy and to our entire team of dedicated volunteers!
We Love Our 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 of many 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! God bless you!
To join our wonderful team of volunteers or for more information, please call Judy at 586-336-9956.
In September, Samaritan House...
provided food to 132 families.
delivered food to 30 homebound clients.
provided 3 families with utility assistance, spending $640.28.
spent $425 on kids winter coats for our Coats & Boots for Kids special program.
$9,420 was spent on food to stock our pantry to feed our clients.
$160 was spent on household cleaning supplies for our clients.
51 volunteers donated a total of 774 hours to our mission!
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