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About samaritanhouseblog

With over 30 years of experience, Samaritan House provides a broad range of services and resources to low-income residents in San Mateo County. Services include case management, clothing, medical care, food, shelter, employment assistance, and food and toys for the holidays. All services are provided free of charge to low-income families.

Samaritan House’s New Website – We’ve Moved!!!

http://www.samaritanhousesanmateo.org We are proud to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website! Samaritan House’s new site features streamlined menus, simpler navigation and refreshed content. In addition, the new site had integrated the Samaritan House blog into our main site. … Continue reading

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Samaritan House Receives Bank of America’s 2013 Neighborhood Builders Award!

We are very pleased to announce that Samaritan House was one of sixty nonprofits from across the country to be named as a recipient of the 2013 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Award! Every year Bank of America selects exceptional … Continue reading

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Interview with our ED – Kitty Lopez on PenTv

Check out Samaritan House’s Executive Director Kitty Lopez in her interview with Dani Gasparini on PenTv’s One-on-One program. Kitty shares what’s new at Samaritan House, some outcomes and successes from our programs, as well as her hopes for the organization … Continue reading

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Samaritan House Holiday Program – 2012 Figures

Each year, Samaritan House is able to provide additional food as well as holiday toys to families in need during the months of November and December. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers and staff for all their hard work in … Continue reading

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Irene Says Goodbye to an Old Friend to Help Samaritan House

Long-time volunteer Irene Hudson bid farewell to her car of over 27 years last week as she donated the vehicle to Samaritan House. A wonderful spirit and a source of inspiration, Irene has been volunteering here in our administrative offices … Continue reading

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Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Tax Program Kickoff – January 16, 2013

Did you know?… Millions of workers will qualify for #EITC for the 1st time this year. Samaritan House is thrilled to partner with United Way of the Bay Area’s Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) to begin our second year … Continue reading

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Thank you for your Can-Do Attitude, SMHS!

And the results are in…. We were honored to take part in San Mateo High School’s (SMHS) wrap-up party for their school’s annual canned food drive event last month. It was a morning full of food, fun, and inspiring stories … Continue reading

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Housing in San Mateo County: Out of Reach?

Out of Reach 2012, a report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition lists San Mateo and San Francisco County as the most expensive areas to live in the US. The report bases this calculation on current cost of living … Continue reading

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Top 5 Things We Are Thankful For This Holiday Season

The holidays around Samaritan House have officially begun and are off to a great start! We celebrated this Thanksgiving by providing a delicious, home-cooked holiday meal at the King Community Center in San Mateo for those less fortunate. Coupled with … Continue reading

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San Mateo High School’s 2012 Canned Food Drive

Continuing the school’s long-standing tradition of promoting community service and creating opportunities for student leadership, San Mateo High School (SMHS) will be conducting its annual food drive to benefit Samaritan House and Second Harvest Food Bank from November 16th – … Continue reading

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