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!

Join us for SV Gives – May 6th

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On May 6, 2014, with the help of our supporters, we will be raising $15,000 to help fight hunger in our community.

Mark your calendars and join us for #SVGives – a regional, online day of giving hosted by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and aimed at inspiring and uniting our community to support local philanthropic causes. Visit Samaritan House’s donation page for the event today, where you can schedule you contribution for the event, and help us meet matching grants for the event. Make sure to join us for the 1st ever #SVGives!

http://bit.ly/SamaritanSVGives

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Shop Amazon Smile & support Samaritan House!

A simple way to support Samaritan House every time you shop, at no extra cost to you!

For a limited time, The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the total purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

Visit the link above or search for Samaritan House – San Mateo on smile.amazon.com to designate us as your charity of choice.

A wonderful way to support our programs and services as you do your online holiday shopping!

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San Mateo High Food Drive Kickoff Event – Saturday Nov. 23rd

SMHS-Food-DriveTo kick off San Mateo High School’s annual holiday food drive to benefit Samaritan House and Second Harvest Food Bank (taking place from 11/15-12/2 this year), students from SMHS and Burlingame High will be holding a kick-off event this Saturday, Nov. 23rd. Join us at Hillsdale Shopping Center – Nordstrom Court from 1:00-3:00 pm for a performance from the schools’ choir students to help get you in a festive shopping mood!

(Students won’t be collecting food at the Hillsdale event but Samaritan House donation barrels will be available at customer service to collect toiletries for Safe Harbor and Warm Coats)

SMHS-2We appreciate San Mateo High’s continued support through their annual food drive. For more information about how you can donate to the students’ drive and ways you can help, see the school’s website for the drive: http://www.smhscfd.com/.

 

 

Remember Samaritan House on Giving Tuesday

 

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We couldn’t have accomplished so much this year without supporters like you! As we begin to plan our holiday distributions for families in need, we’ve joined the #GivingTuesday movement, an annual campaign created to promote a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season to celebrate organizations like Samaritan House that make our community a better place.

 

From food to shelter to financial empowerment and more, Samaritan House invites you to help support the work we do.

 

Remember us on Giving Tuesday and visit our donation page to make your contribution.

Local kids get creative and give back

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Rory & Tessa with Volunteer Manager Melissa Moss

Learning that a $100 donation allows us to provide nutritious meals for 35 children, Rory (age 10) & Tessa (age 7) decided to hold a garage sale to raise money to benefit Samaritan House. The kids succeeded in reaching their $100 goal, and came by our office earlier this month to drop off their very thoughtful and generous donation. (Pictured with volunteer manager Melissa Moss)

We thank these very young Samaritans for this wonderful project and celebrate their community-minded spirit!

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Another example of students giving generously to Samaritan House: Students of Franklin Elementary in Burlingame recently donated an amazing 1,917 pairs of socks for Kids’ Closet, our free clothing center for children.

According to the students, highlights of their sock drive included a “Sock Hop” dance – where the price of admission was a pair of socks – and a “Sock-o-Meter” to help them measure progress towards their donation goal.

The kids also artfully decorated the collection boxes to look like little washing machines to keep with the theme.

If you are a school or organization looking to conduct a donation drive or fundraiser for Samaritan House, contact Volunteer Manager Melissa Moss for details: mmoss@samaritanhousesanmateo.org.