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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.