OUR MISSION The Samaritan Community Center is a grace-driven nonprofit organization that serves the hurting and hungry of Northwest Arkansas through a compassionate community of staff and volunteers.  OUR VISION To encourage all who enter here to find hope and experience positive life change.  OUR CORE VALUES To Do Justly ... To Love Mercy ... To Walk Humbly.

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Samaritan Community Center is a nonprofit community service organization that has become a vital resource to Northwest Arkansas neighbors experiencing economic, emotional and spiritual distress. 
 
On any given day the waiting rooms in our Springdale and Rogers centers are filled to capacity with clients - young and old, employed and unemployed, healthy and sick, married and single - many of whom have never before asked for personal assistance.
 
Through our lunch cafes, food markets, resale stores, health clinic and kids programs, our staff and volunteers freely give unconditional love and assistance to anyone who walks through our doors.
 
For many who visit our centers, the most important thing offered is Hope - something that is as individual as the clients we serve. For some hope comes in the form of a hot meal, or having a packet of food handed to them as they leave school each Friday, or sacks of groceries to help fill empty cupboards. For others it's a smile and a hug. And for many of our clients, hope is simply spending time in an environment where they are not judged but are loved and helped unconditionally.
 
Each year and with each feeding program, SCC works to provide healthier food options as part of the statewide effort to reduce obesity, especially in at-risk populations. In 2015 fresh food from the Samaritan Garden was served in both the Samaritan Cafes, and given out in the Samaritan Market food pantries. In 2016 these efforts include the addition of an apple orchard to the Samaritan Garden, the nutritional review of food items included in our SnackPacks for Kids program (and substitution of healthier alternatives when financially feasible), and the offering of nutritional cooking classes through Samaritan Market and Cafe programs.
 
During this past year over 400,000 people in four Arkansas counties were helped through SCC programs
So whether you are looking for information on how to donate or volunteer at our center, need directions to our community centers or resale stores, or would like to find out how to take advantage of the program services we offer - you can find it all right here on this site!
 
Contact phone number for all program directors is 479.636.4198
CAFE: Regular volunteers needed to work in Rogers Cafe to help prepare and serve meals on Thursdays and the fourth Saturday of each month. Kitchen workers needed 9:30 am-1 pm to prep and plate meals. Servers needed 9:30 am-1 pm. Groups may choose how often they serve and are not required to serve every month. To volunteer in the cafe contact Elisa Pulido, epulido@samcc.org
DENTAL CLINIC: General dentists or oral surgeons needed to do surgical extractions, and who are willing to see at least one Samaritan Center charitable patient each month in their own practice. Contact Health Clinic Coordinator Amy Gephartagephart@samcc.org
MARKET: Encouragers and pantry workers needed on Tuesdays for the Samaritan Market in Springdale. Contact Gaby Rodriguez, grodriguez@samcc.org
GARDEN: Dedicated individuals/small groups that are willing to work and want to learn more about gardening. No experience required! Contact Jonathan McArthur, jmcarthur@samcc.org
SNACKPACKS FOR KIDS: Volunteer drivers and substitute drivers are always needed to deliver and retrieve snackpack bins to schools in Washington, Benton and Madison counties each semester. This usually requires the ability to do heavy lifting and an SUV large enough to accommodate bins. Contact Bonnie Faitak, bfaitak@samcc.org
SAMARITAN SHOP: Individuals and groups are needed to help sort clothing donations at both the Rogers and Springdale shops. To volunteer in the Springdale Shop contact Erin Maxey at 479.751.3440, emaxey@samcc.org; to volunteer in the Rogers Shop contact Kylie Hunt at 479.246.1060; khunt@samcc.org
 
CAFE: #10 cans of green beans, baked beans, corn 
DENTAL CLINIC: Floss, adult tooth brushes, adult spin brushes, sensitive toothpaste, mouthwash and/or any product that helps people with dry mouth.
MARKET: Peanut butter, rice, dried beans, canned meats (tuna and chicken) 13 oz cereal boxes, canned soup, canned beans, feminine hygiene products (preferably pads), shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper
GARDEN: Bagged peat, compost, soil and mulch. These can be obtained at any box store and can really help the fertility of the garden. Two wheeled wheelbarrows, pitch forks, soil forks, T-posts, cattle panel and tomato cages.
SNACKPACKS FOR KIDS: Fruit cups, pudding cups, granola bars (peanut free!), Easy Mac
SAMARITAN SHOP: Furniture, kids' clothing, appliances (must be working), housewares

 

            
 
 
 
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