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meet immediate needs, be part of life-changing outcomes in your community
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take part in a person's
journey home

all it takes is one act of kindness a month to help someone rebuild the world around them

Use Samaritan to…

be part of someone’s team, and over time, how they endure to reach safe housing

give directly to meet immediate & strategic needs

(each ¢ goes to the person & is tax-deductible)

inspire action from the person you're investing in, as well as from your friends & family

grow deeper contentment around what you have and what you can give

walk with people, not by them

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help members find a
social & physical home




samaritans like you
signed up to volunteer

restore hope and help
rebuild self-sufficiency



given and used
to enter housing

meet a need and
join a member's




of members overcome
key barriers
to housing

Hear the impact samaritans like you can have

You are a samaritan

One act of kindness a month. It may not seem like much, but that’s all it takes. Because when someone has 30 people on their team, that’s one smile a day that can help keep someone alive.

In this time of social and physical isolation, you’d be surprised how simple acts of kindness can go a long way to help people reach life-changing goals. We’ve seen it happen dozens of times.

Our data shows that most Samaritan Members statistically improve their quality of life when they’re able to access ≥$50/month from a team of ≥5 samaritans for ≥6 months.

How can so little go so far?

Because it’s not just money that people lack.

It’s a team of believers; a social home of people who can strengthen someone’s fight to stay afloat. It is a lack of neighbors—a social poverty—most commonly leads people to the street to begin with.

So what could this monthly act of kindness be for you?

It could be giving $10/month towards their goals; it could be sending a message of encouragement or opportunity; it could be dropping a needed item at a tent city or at an organization; it could be bringing the person on for a gig like gardening or playing music at an event; it could simply be inviting others to join the person’s team. Give where you’re gifted. The rest will take care of itself.

Would you join the team of a Samaritan Member today? We’d love to have you.

Now-Housed Beacon Holder
The beacon is really a healthy way of telling your story. [A donation] truly always came when I needed it.
Salvation Army
Director of Outreach Ministries, Salvation Army
In my 12 years working with unhoused individuals, I’ve never seen barriers reduced for community involvement like this. This is truly one of the most innovative engagement tools I’ve seen.
Program Manager, REST
A former client recently shared that what she needed most was people to believe in her. Truly, Samaritan met this need.
Jason K
Samaritan App User
I am convinced Samaritan is a great tool for teaching my kids (who ask often about homelessness) generosity and empathy.
Marys place
Goodwill seattle
Grocery outlet
St vincent de paul
King county metro
Millionair club charity
Outdoor emporium
Pike market senior center
Street bean coffee belltown
Union gospel mission
Army navy surplus
La bodega
Lane powell

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