What Difference Can You Make?
The Samaritan Inn is more than just a place to spend the night. Is is a comprehensive program that teaches self-sufficiency and life skills to restore people to independence through training, support and personalized case management. You’ve heard these stories and your heart goes out to these people, but you think, “What can I do about it?” or “Can I really make a difference?”
The answer is YES! You can make a huge difference by becoming involved with The Samaritan Inn.
There are many ways you can support The Samaritan Inn as an individual, family, group or company.
Your tax-deductible dollars help pay for the program delivery costs, resident programs, and other forms of support. Your gift can be in the forms of a check, VISA™, MasterCard™, American Express™, Paypal™, or stocks. Donate Now
Stock & Real Estate
The gift of real estate provides a substantial tax savings to the donor with an appraisal reflecting current market prices.
Corporate & Retail
Contributing to The Samaritan Inn is as easy as going to your neighborhood grocery store. Tom Thumb and Kroger sponsor programs to support non-profit organizations within the local community and The Samaritan Inn is a proud participant of these programs. Find out more further down below.
Donations of food and other items make a significant contributions to our resources. It makes us less reliant on cash gifts to cover the essential job of keeping residents well nourished while still being able to distribute additional food to others in need.
Urgent Needs List
Donate items that are in short supply. The Samaritan Inn often finds itself in the need of items that are in short supply since we are the only facility in Collin County dedicated to serving the homeless. You can view the urgent need list on the homepage.
Contributions from our volunteer work team are invaluable to the success of The Samaritan Inn. Our volunteers are an integral part of the work team and perform a wide range of diverse services. Learn More
Your gift provides vital funds to help people experiencing homelessness regain their dignity and independence.
- Your gift is equal to a pair of much needed shoes.
- Your gift is equal to a doctor or dental visit.
- Your gift is equal to one day of residency.
- Commemorate a loved one, or create a living tribute personalized any way you choose.
Donor Privacy Statement
The Samaritan Inn does not sell, rent or lease a donor’s personal information to third parties. The Samaritan Inn may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (email, name, address, phone number) is not transferred to the third party. If you do not want to be contacted on behalf of our external business partners, please call 972.632.1290 or email email@example.com and request that your information be removed from the list.
ARRANGING A RECURRING DONATION
Your sustaining gift will automatically repeat each month until you decide to cancel it. Monthly gifts provide vital funds that support the mission of The Samaritan Inn in helping people experiencing homelessness regain their dignity and independence. To arrange a monthly gift, please contact Cindy Burnam at 972-632-1290 ext.224 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our current urgent needs list is on our home page. These items can either in short supply or we have run out of them completely. Donations of any quantity of the items listed are needed and appreciated.
- Cleaning Products
- Laundry detergent
- All purpose cleaner
- Toilet cleaner
- Bath cleaner
- Fabric softener
- Disinfectant spray/wipes
- Hand cleaner
- Paper Products
- Toilet paper & Kleenex
- Paper towels
- Dixie cups (for dispensing meds)
- Trash bags (all sizes)
- Ziploc bags
- Personal Hygiene Products
- Body Spray
- Feminine Protection
- Shampoo/cream rinse
- Fresh fruit
- Fresh & frozen produce
- Meat and poultry
- Milk and creamer
- Lunch meat
- Sliced cheese
- Small bags of chips for sack lunches that residents take to work
- Telephone cards
- Postage stamps
- Bottled water
- Gift cards to grocery outlets
- Pet Project
The kitchen staff prepares over 175,000 meals a year at the Inn! Join us in a wonderful program that helps us greatly reduce our food expenses and allows people a hands-on opportunity to interact with the residents. You will literally be “serving” people experiencing homelessness.
You may sign up for one or multiple days. Many groups like to pick a day of the month, like first Thursday of each month, and make that “their” day to serve.
The Dinner Club
Our most expensive meal of the day is dinner. Each night, the residents come to the dining room for a delicious, well-balanced meal. Anything from spaghetti dinners, enchiladas, lasagna to baked chicken and sloppy joes may be on the menu. We try to serve a fresh salad bar with each dinner. Many of the meals are sponsored by churches, businesses, organizations and individuals. We invite you to join the Dinner Club and help us continue to provide these delicious meals. Our staff will make the meal, and you are invited to come serve it. Many people tell us this provided them a sense of pride in giving, a warm feeling inside, and a way to serve that matched their values.
We prepare lunches for our on-site cafeteria plus sack lunches for our residents who will be eating at work. Sack lunches include bread, lunch meat, cheese, chips and a box drink.
This is for the early birds! Each morning, our staff prepares a hearty breakfast for our residents. This is the most important meal of the day, especially for our youngest residents. Children need extra nutrition to help them grow and a good breakfast helps prepare them for a good day at school Serving this meal is guaranteed to get your day started on the right food too!
Early Risers – $150 provides breakfast for our residents for one morning.
Lunch Bunch – $200 provides lunch for our residents for one day.
Dinner Club – $300 provides dinner for our residents for one night.
For more information about our food program or to schedule a meal, please contact Wes Akin at 972.832.1510. Volunteers are asked to arrive 15 minutes before meals begin. Breakfast is 6:30 -7:30 am during the week and 7:30 – 8:30 am on the weekend. Lunch is 11:30 – 12:30 pm every day, Dinner is 6-7 pm, except Wednesdays, 5:45-7:15 pm.
COMMEMORATIVE BRICK PROGRAM
We welcome contributions made on behalf of a family member, friend, neighbor or coworker. If the person is deceased, you would select a contribution “In Memory Of” from the Donate Now page. If the person is celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or a special achievement, you would select a contribution “In Honor Of” from the Donate Now page. This is a special way to remember them or thank them for the support they give you, which in turn makes it possible for you to support others. We also make it easy for you to create and print your own personalized certificate to present to the recipient, or their loved ones.
TOM THUMB GOOD NEIGHBOR
Tom Thumb offers a program where customers can direct the company’s donation dollars to their favorite non-profit organization within the local community. The Samaritan Inn is a participating organization in this program.
As a Tom Thumb customer with a Reward Card, you can contribute by designating The Samaritan Inn as your organization of choice to receive a charitable contribution. Simply fill in the top part of a Reward Card Application, indicating The Samaritan Inn’s organization number and return it to the courtesy counter. From that point on, the purchase price of your groceries is added to The Samaritan Inn account where a check for 1% of the total purchases is sent directly to the Inn each quarter. If you already have a card, simply fill in the top part of a reward card appication with The Samaritan Inn’s organization number: 5111.
For more information about Tom Thumb’s Good Neighbor Program, visit the Community Caring section of their website at: www.tomthumb.com.
KROGER SHARE CARD
As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, The Samaritan Inn has signed up to participate in Kroger’s Neighbor to Neighbor program. The Kroger shopper simply takes a set-up letter to the cashier who links our Samaritan Inn bar code (on the letter) to the shopper’s Kroger card. Each time the card is swiped, Kroger is prompted to donate a percentage of the shopper’s purchase total to The Samaritan Inn.
For more information about Kroger, visit their website at www.kroger.com.
PAYPAL ONLINE DONATION
Special note on PayPal Online Donation Limits.
If you are registered with PayPal, the maximum amount for online donations is $10,000.
If you are not registered with PayPal, the maximum amount for online donations is $4,000.
For donations that exceed limitations, please contact Cindy Burnman at 972-632-1290 ext.224 or by email at email@example.com.