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Apr 03 2019

Our 2019 Winter Warm-Up at the Northwest office was a great success! Samaritan Ministry hosts the warm-up annually to provide our participants with essential warm clothing in anticipation of the DC winter cold. This year, SMGW volunteers and staff rallied together early Monday morning (and even over the weekend) to move, sort, and fold all the clothing donated through Gifts for the Homeless, Inc. Many hands made light work!

Apr 03 2019

On Thursday, February 7, we held our Next Step Giving Society Major Donor Reception hosted for the first time by Marianne and Paul Budde at their home in Washington, DC. We welcomed 50 guests, including staff, who heard moving testimony by Next Step Program participant Michael Anthony Hood-Bey and SMGW volunteer Michele Lewis-Muzzatti.Both speakers are from the Anacostia office.

Mar 25 2019

On Thursday, March 14, almost 300 guests joined Samaritan Ministry at the National Press Club for our 13th annual Next Step Breakfast. Together, we raised $250,000 to empower our neighbors who are battling unemployment, homelessness, and poverty, to take measurable next steps to build a better future for themselves.

Dec 21 2018

Christmas Bingo! Everyone was a winner at this year's Christmas Open House Party at our office in Arlington on December 12. It was a packed house as participants, volunteers and staff all gathered to celebrate the season and be in fellowship with each other. St. Alban's, Annandale (an SMGW Partner Church) provided in-person hospitality with sweets, punch, and wings galore!

Dec 10 2018

Our Northwest party was December 8 at Christ Lutheran Church. What a celebration it was with participants, guests, volunteers and staff all joining in the festivities. St. Frances, Great Falls brought the hospitality of food and cheer as they set and served a buffet of treats for everyone. They also brought the gifts and managed Santa's shop where participants with children aged up to 12 are able to shop (for free) from among new donated toys, while participants received donated gift cards for children 13-17. Participants without children receive gifts cards.

Dec 07 2018

Next Step participants from the Anacostia and Skyland offices, guests and volunteers welcomed Santa when he visited our Southeast DC Christmas Party on December 1. More than 90 participants and children received gifts provided by Samaritan Ministry Partners and individual donors. Our thanks to all our volunteers including those from St. Timothy's, St. Philip's and All Souls Episcopal Churches for making the party such a great success. Thank you Raw Element for joining us and your fantastic dancing!

Nov 14 2018

What a fun and successful evening at this year’s Gala on Saturday, November 3 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Our awardees were Michael Anthony Hood-Bey who received the Outstanding Achievement Award, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church which received the Outstanding Partner Award, and Tom Bauder who received the Compassionate Samaritan Award.

Sep 26 2018

The largest Empower The Homeless (ETH) Campaign event yet happened Saturday, September 22, 2018 with six Partners working together to make it such a success! Rain dominated the week, but on the day the sun cooperated and there was cheer and excitement as around 50 community and Episcopal parish members from Church of the Ascension, Silver Spring; Grace Church, Silver Spring; Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Silver Spring; Church of Our Saviour, Silver Spring; Christ Church, Kensington, and; St.

Jun 14 2018

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