Halloween has arrived at the Samaritan House Kids Closet! Volunteers and children alike are equally excited. We have been distributing costumes throughout October to make sure every child gets a fun-filled Halloween. By the time trick-or-treating starts, over 275 children will have received a costume to celebrate this spooky holiday.
A special thank you to the Young Men’s Service League for donating over 40 new Halloween costumes and to an Anonymous donor for another 50 costumes! We truly appreciate the support of our community to make this holiday special for so many deserving children!
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.
Help send local children back to school this fall with the tools they need to succeed!
School’s finally out for the summer, and while most of us are busy planning vacations, Samaritan House’s client service department is busy planning our annual back-to-school backpack drive.
Each year we hold our annual Backpack Drive, engaging the community for support in providing backpacks and school supplies for underprivileged youth who might not have the resources to obtain all the necessities for academic success. Our goal is to collect 200 new backpacks along with school supplies from now until July 31st.
NEW this year: shop for and fill your backpack donation online! Visit the Back-to-School page of our Amazon Wishlist and have your donation shipped directly to us.
Samaritan House Backpack Drive: School Supply List
• Pens (blue or black ink only)
• Notebooks (wide ruled & college rules)
• Loose Leaf Paper (wide ruled & college rules)
• 3 Ring Binders (2 inch)
• Pocket Folders
• Colored Pencils (Multi-color 12pk)
• Pink Erasers
• Markers (Multi-color Washable 8pk)
• Glue (Elmers White Glue or Glue Sticks)
• Child Scissors
• Portable Pencil Sharpener
• Crayons (Crayola 8 pk)
• Pencil Case
We will distribute backpacks and supplies to families in need beginning in August. Donations will gratefully be accepted at our main office, 3rd floor M-F from 9 – 5pm. We thank you in advance for your support!