A Message to Samaritan Ministry Participants

I hope you are well and have stayed safe since the onset of this public health crisis!  SMGW recognizes that this is a time of great uncertainty for all of us, for our communities, and for the world. While it seems like things are changing every day as we battle this pandemic, we want you to know that SMGW’s commitment to …

CARES Act – Information for Donors

The 2020 CARES Act, passed in response to the coronavirus, contains some new tax allowances that donors should be aware of: A new allowance for non-itemizing taxpayers (i.e. those who take the “standard deduction”) to claim a $300 “above-the-line” deduction for donations to 501(c)(3) organizations; and For individuals and corporations that do itemize, significant increases in the percentage of income they …

Virtual Next Step Breakfast 2020

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, our annual Next Step Breakfast had to be moved from the National Press Club to a virtual event. The speakers made their remarks via videotape, with Bishop Gene Robinson welcoming our guests. Please enjoy hearing from our wonderful speakers and, when you’re done, please consider investing your time, talent, and treasure using one of …

Adaptive Change: Empowering our Neighbors-in-Need!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  On behalf of Samaritan Ministry – and all our participants whom we continue to serve in this health crisis – I am so very grateful for your support.  I am especially grateful for what you have given or pledged since March 12, our first-ever VIRTUAL Next Step Breakfast – produced here at Samaritan Studios, i.e., our NW office …

Join us for the 2019 Gala!

You won’t want to miss Samaritan Ministry’s Gala on Saturday, November 9, at The Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Georgetown! Starting at 6pm, you’ll be greeted by friendly faces whom you may recognize as volunteer caseworkers, Front Office Coordinators, or resume writers. Once you get your bidder number and program, you can head to the “Selfie Station”, just …

Maryland Community Walk Success

We say we care for our neighbors, and on April 6, 2019 60 people from the Silver Spring area showed it at the SMGW Maryland Partner Parishes Community Walk for the Homeless in Our Midst! This free walk from Ascension Episcopal Church to Grace Episcopal Church raised awareness and demonstrated our support for everyone in our community who has a …

We Want You 5K Run/Walk

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington is part of Generosity DC’s multi-charity 5K Run/Walk that taking place on June 23, 2019 at Bluemont Park in Arlington, Virginia. All funds raised by our runners and walkers goes to Samaritan Ministry to support our Next Step Program in which participants improve their lives one next step and neighbor at a time. Don’t miss …

Christmas Parties 2018

‘Tis the season for SMGW’s annual Participant Christmas Parties! Part of our ministry is to provide opportunities for participants to celebrate the season and our community together. These family-friendly events each have their own unique activities, yet all share in crafts, music and wonderful food. They also share in giving. Participants with children aged up to 12 are able to …

2018 Gala: Celebrating the Future Together

Join us at our 2018 Gala & Auction “We’re All In This Together” on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (SAES) in Potomac, MD. This event is a mission-critical fundraiser to support our work to bring together our neighbors who face poverty, homelessness or other debilitating challenges – with partner leaders, donors, volunteers and …

Holy Impact

How does the Holy Spirit inspire our mission to make a holy impact in this world?  When we think about social impact we typically think more about how we “help” others, less about how the helping changes us disciples. Yet that change may be as important and impactful as the other – or so I would suggest! At Samaritan Ministry …