Foster City Rotary Donation!



We are thrilled to announce the receipt of a $3,000 donation from the Foster City Rotary!

Stephanie Masten, Mary Lou Griffin, Mike Hoffman and Ed Grohe (pictured above), presented the check yesterday afternoon before taking a tour around the Pacific Boulevard headquarters.

“WOW!  I’m totally impressed with the tour!!  and from what I hear…there is more to see!!  It was so interesting for me to see and hear what all you do!!  Puts a lump in my throat,” says Masten. “You all seem so passionate in what you do! Our motto in Rotary is ‘Service before Self’  and I see that all around Samaritan House!”

Thank you so much, Foster City Rotary, for your wonderful generosity and all the ways you join in and help Samaritan House serve our community. 

Wheels are Rolling – Bikes for the Worker Resource Center


It can be a huge challenge to find a job without a mode of transportation. Luckily for many workers at Samaritan House’s Workers Resource Center (WRC), the wheels have started rolling!

The Congregational Church of San Mateo (CCSM) recently donated 11 refurbished bicycles, along with locks and helmets to the WRC.

CCSM finds old, run down bikes and works together to clean, align, lubricate and test –drive the bikes until they are restored to safe, operational level. They recruited the help of Talbots Cycles, who provided highly discounted bike parts and Silicon Valley Community Foundation, help pay for helmets and locks. The WRC will be raffling off the bikes to the workers.

To the workers, these bikes mean a reliable mode of transportation. Dependable transportation means a better chance in finding stable employment. A salary could mean stability for an entire family and with that stability, the family can thrive.

Please email  if you have a bicycle to donate.


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