BackPacks for Kids: Gearing Up For Back To School!

Summer break is starting to wind down, but Samaritan Kids are gearing up for back to school. Getting kids equipped for the school year can be a huge strain on parents who are already living paycheck to paycheck. A backpack filled with school supplies can end up...

Samaritan Dental Clinic Gets Nicholas Peace Corps Ready

Nicholas Vecchio woke up one day and he knew the Peace Corps was calling his name. He just felt inspired to serve in some way. Nicholas said, “My whole purpose for joining the Peace Corps was because I believe that the best thing you can do in life is to live beyond...

Here Comes the Bride, All Dressed In A Samaritan Shop Dress

Blog by Executive Director, Debbie Rambo That Friday morning was just your typical Friday morning when the phone call came in. A client of ours called wanting to speak with one of the social workers. She explained she had a unique request; she wanted to know if we...

Cheerios and Walmart Surprise SnackPacks for Kids

Cheerios and Walmart have teamed up for “Moments of Good” and are traveling the United States paying it forward to communities. Samaritan Community Center was thrilled when the SnackPacks for Kids program was selected as one of the lucky recipients. SFK provides eight...

Dignity Through Reciprocity

It is true a picture is worth a thousand words. As she was discussing a client’s (we’ll call him Jim) ongoing struggle with homelessness recently, our Springdale Lead Social Worker, Martha Newman, shared with the staff a moment of impact she experienced. Martha...