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Samaritan House Neighbor Helping Neighbor

  • Urgent Need for Backpacks and School Supplies

    The number of children signed up for our backpack giveaway has increased and we are urgently seeing Back-to-School backpacks, school supplies, and school shoes! Donate backpacks, school supplies and/or school shoes for 900 local children living in poverty. Giving the gift of a backpack or a pair of shoes may seem like such a simple thing […]

  • The League of New Samaritans Presents: Summer School at the Office!

    Exciting News! Samaritan House is starting a fun, new initiative for 21 – 40’somethings young professionals called, The League of New Samaritans! Our mission is to activate the next generation by fostering foster social altruism, providing a high-impact network and engaging social opportunities for members as well as support and […]

  • One Request: simply tell your story.

    Support Samaritan House in a HUGE way by doing one thing.  Simply tell your story. Telling your personal friends and your community about your real life experiences creates a powerful bond. Whether you tell them over dinner or through a social media platform, it can inspire and transform the lives of many of your friends, […]

  • AOL Lends a Helping Hand in Transforming Our Community!

    THANK YOU to the wonderful team from #AOL who did an amazing job clearing out the San Mateo Clinic, getting it ready for the installation of our new Food Pharmacy. Our friends at @AOL worked really really hard, cleaning both inside and outand even helping with the garden. We are so impressed with your efforts… The post AOL Lends a Helping […]

  • Thank You Appelblom Jewelry Co!

    Last night was the wonderful Bubbles & Baubles Event at Appelblom Jewelry Co! Appelblom Jewelry Co generously hosted an exclusive champagne and jewelry party, which served as of one Samaritan House’s Pay-to-Plays at this year’s Main Event. The evening sparkeled as guests had a blast as they indulged in delectable […]

  • Congratulations, Silicon Valley!

    You’d be surprised what a difference 24 hours can make! Yesterday was Silicon Valley Gives Day (SV Gives) – a regional, online day of giving hosted by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The aim is to inspire and unite our community to support local philanthropic causes. This year, SV Gives was a huge success for… The post […]

  • A Tribute to Dr. Jack Prost

    We have the sad task of announcing that Dr. Jack Prost has recently passed away. Dr. Prost had a welcoming smile for patients and volunteers alike at the Samaritan House Dental Clinic, which he helped found in March of 1996.  Together with Dr. Bert Kotin, Dr. Prost also led and guided the operations of the… The post A Tribute to Dr. […]

  • Family Harvest – April 2016 (Revised)

    Let’s face it, the food we eat affects us in almost every aspect of our lives. For children, a healthy diet is even more important. Their food correlates not only to their health, but to their development and learning, overall happiness and ability to thrive. For that reason, on the 3rd Friday of each month,… The post Family Harvest […]

  • Not All Heroes Wear Capes

    #Community Connections Blog Post  By: Rachel Spencer (#Samaritan House #Volunteer) Traffic is miserable in the #Bay Area. It’s not because the highways are small or that traffic lights aren’t programed properly, but because people are flocking here. As the number of cars on the road continues to increase, the number of people […]

  • Details from our Night in Oz!

    With nearly 500 people in attendance, Samaritan House’s sold-out Main Event fundraiser was a night to remember. The Crown Plaza’s jam packed ballroom was turned into a bedazzled Emerald City where Samaritan House supporters got a chance to celebrate the remarkable achievements of their robust Housing Assistance Program and Safe Harbor […]