Today is Giving Tuesday!

#GivingTuesday is a simple idea. Just pick one of the many ways for you, your family, your community, or your organization to come together to support Samaritan House. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.Giving Tuesday 2015 Final

President Obama recognize ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ in his Thanksgiving address. He said “On this uniquely American holiday, we also remember that so much of our greatness comes from our generosity. There’s the generosity of Americans who at food banks and shelters, making sure that no one goes hungry on a day when so many plates are full. There’s the generosity of Americans who take part not just in Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but Giving Tuesday — recognizing that in the holiday season, what you is as important as what you get.” You can hear the President’s address here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/…/weekly-address-thanksgiving-re…

Samaritan House relies on the compassion, power, and generosity of those looking to give back to deliver our humanitarian mission. From delivering food and clothing to teaching news financial skills or healthier lifestyles – Samaritan House supports local people who need our help. We preserve dignity, promote self sufficiency, and provide hope for real families, individuals, and children in our community.

On Giving Tuesday, help support Samaritan House’s mission – to mobilize the resources of our community to help those among us who are in need.

How to Help:

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VOLUNTEER

RUN A DONATION DRIVE!

DONATE FOOD & TOYS

FAMILY & SENIOR SHARING

Visit http://samaritanhousesanmateo.org/how-you-can-help/ for more information on how you can support Samaritan House.

A Little Change Goes a Long Way!

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There’s still time to make your 2014 year-end tax deductible gift! Start the New Year right by helping neighbors in your community who are less fortunate.

It’s never too late for a charitable contribution to the work of Samaritan House!

In fact, right up through midnight on December 31st you can make a stock or cash donation in any form that would qualify for tax deductions. We can use your help right now, because thousands of families NEED our help right now.  Donate today!

So spread a little of that holiday cheer and feel really great that you have started the 2015 New Year right!

2014 Holiday Program Highlights

With the help of our generous volunteers & donors we were able to create a brighter holiday for the 1,750 children who received new toys, coats and books, and over 1,200 households that received food.

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Food Distributions: Our special food distributions during November & December provided groceries – such as fresh fruits & veggies, canned goods, hams and turkeys to over 1,200 families.

 

 

 

 

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Toy Shoppe:  1,750 very happy children and their parents picked out three to five toys for each child, a book and a coat. Toys included things like Legos, dolls, games, educational toys, gift cards and sporting equipment. Extra special thanks for the donated books from Barnes and Noble! Books also were donated from school groups, service clubs, and individual donors from around the community.

 

 

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Family Sharing Program: 110 families more than 30 seniors were supported this year through our Family Sharing Program (FSP). FSP allows donors to give in a more personal way by selecting a specific family to sponsor. Donors included individuals, families, church and civic groups, businesses and schools.

 

 

 

12-8-2014 Wee Care CraftingWee Care Program: Over twenty  elementary and middle schools participated in our Wee Care Program. Parents, teachers and volunteers teach students about the needs of the community. They create cheerful decorations and organize food, clothing and toys drives that are eventually distributed to the Samaritan House clients.

 

 

 

 

All of this was made possible with the caring and sharing of so many donors in our community and the 1,000 volunteers who came together to hand out toys, food, and help clients pick warm coats. Thank you to all those who support our holiday program every year!