"Attitude of Gratitude"

Thanks to the generosity of others, The Samaritan Center is here to help young boys and their families who have made poor life choices. We would not exist without the ongoing support we receive from individuals and organizations throughout our community.  In turn, we believe that the lessons of thankfulness and giving back are important ones for our students to learn as they grow into young men of character.
 
The Samaritan Center's "Attitude of Gratitude" program helps our students learn that no one is entitled, that we each have much to be grateful for, and that everyone's lives are enriched when we share our time, talents and treasures with those less who are less fortunate.  
 
This school year, we are sharing with three local organizations in various ways:
 
House of Hope:  Our students are collecting non-perishable food on April 30 to donate to the House of Hope.  The spring months are particularly critical for area food banks, because most of our resident snowbirds have returned home and their supply shelves are bare.  
 
LAHIA (Love and Hope in Action):  We are collecting toiletry items and assembling them into kits, to be distributed to the homeless as part of LAHIA's shower program.  
 
Project L.I.F.T. (Life Initiatives for Teens):  As part of an ongoing relationship with Project L.I.F.T., the Samaritan Center shares extra donated materials with this organization, and some of our students also work at Project L.I.F.T.
 

Food Drive - April 30 - HOW YOU CAN HELP

Did you know that thousands of people in Martin County go to bed hungry each night?  The Samaritan Center is sponsoring a food drive on April 30 on behalf of our community partner, House of Hope, for distribution to these needy families in our area.
 
All non-perishable food donations are appreciated, but the greatest needs are:
  • Tomato products
  • Healthy cereals
  • Pasta
  • Soups (cartons, cans, dry)
  • Canned Fruit
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
  • Drop off your Donation: Bring your donation to the Samaritan Center, your church, or directly to House of Hope at 2484 SE Bonita Street in Stuart. If you don't have a way to bring your items in, just give us a call at 772-287-4123 and we'll come to you! 
  • Spread the Word:  Download a flyer here and distribute to your friends and family members.  The more the word gets out, the more families we can feed.
On behalf of the staff and students of the Samaritan Center, THANK YOU for helping us to share our blessings with those in need!

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Food Drive - April 30

As part of the Samaritan Center’s “Attitude of Gratitude” program, we are collecting non-perishable food items on April 30 for our community partner, House of Hope, for distribution to needy families throughout our community.  Click here to learn how you can help by contributing and spreading the word!

The Samaritan Center will once again participate in the annual "Great Give," which will be held from midnight to midnight on May 17th.  This 24-hour online giving event (led by United Way of Palm Beach County, Achieve, Nonprofits First and United Way of Martin County) is designed to raise as much money as possible for local non-profits in a single day. When you contribute to the Samaritan Center on May 17th through the Great Give web site, your donation will be multiplied by additional dollars from a bonus pool raised by United Way of Palm Beach County.  Visit our donation page here, or click here to learn more.  

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