Samaritan Ministry Begins Clothing Bin Project
August 07, 2012

Samaritan Ministry announced a new clothing bin project in a mutually beneficial partnership with MetroAid, LLC. Samaritan Ministry recently placed the first clothing bin on the Northwest office property, and donations of clothing, and other accessories, are already flooding in. MetroAid has agreed to fully manage clothing collections from the bins. Needed business clothing will be pulled from the bins and delivered to Samaritan Ministry's clothing closets.

The Rev. David B. Wolf to be SMGW's New Executive Director
July 10, 2012

The Rev. David B. Wolf, Esq. will be the new Executive Director of Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington (SMGW) beginning August 20, 2012. For the past 11 years, David has served as the Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Paterson, NJ, and as President-CEO of St. Paul’s Community Development Corp., a non-profit working to alleviate hunger, homelessness, unemployment, poverty, and illiteracy in Paterson, one of the poorest small cities in America. 

Sixth Annual Next Step Breakfast Shines
May 23, 2012

Thank you to all who attended the Next Step Breakfast this year! Close to $200,000 in gifts and pledges was raised at the Next Step Breakfast through the generous contributions of Samaritan Ministry’s friends and supporters. We are so grateful for the continued generosity and dedication to Samaritan Ministry’s Next Step Program.

Rebuilding Together Transforms Samaritan Ministry
April 26, 2012

Rebuilding Together, a national volunteer home rehabilitation organization, partnered with Choice Hotels’ volunteers on April 20th to provide necessary repairs to Samaritan Ministry’s Northwest Office.

SMGW's Spring Gala Wows!
March 21, 2012

Friends and supporters joined together for an evening of fun at SMGW’s Spring Gala on March 10, 2012.

Samaritan Ministry 2012 Spring Gala Wows
March 19, 2012

The Spring Gala raised over $52,000 for Samaritan Ministry’s Next Step Program. Each month, the Next Step Program helps improve the lives of more than 300 people who are homeless or otherwise in need. Click here for more information on the Next Step Program.

David Downes
Downes to Take “Next Step” from Samaritan Ministry
March 05, 2012

David Downes, Executive Director of Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington and its Next Step Program for the past 10+ years, has announced that he will be leaving his position this spring to take his own “next step.” In describing the move, he says, “I’m not calling it retirement, just taking some time to decide what I want to do when I grow up – or if I even want to grow up at all!”

Exciting Auction Items at the Spring Gala
February 24, 2012

Bring your competitive spirit to Samaritan Ministry's Spring Gala on March 10th and bid on the exciting items featured in both our Live and Silent Auction. There is something for everyone so bid early and often! (Internet Explorer users click here for a list of auction items or try using another internet browser.)

Items to bid on include:

Purchase Tickets to March 10th Spring Gala
January 18, 2012

Join Samaritan Ministry for an evening of food, music and fun celebrating our Next Step Program and honoring Excecutive Director David Downes' 10 years of service.

Our Spring Gala will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at The Conference Center at 4000 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest and will feature live music as well as a silent and live auction. Click here for a list of auction items.

Homeless Persons' Memorial Day - 12/21
December 13, 2011

Please join the National Coalition for the Homeless and other members of the community as they come together to honor the names and celebrate the memories of the men and women who have passed away while experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC in 2011. 

Among those honored will be a Next Step program participant from the Northwest office who passed away last week. He was suffering from homelessness until just two weeks before his death.