Make Samaritas Part of Your Giving Tuesday Plan

On November 29th, Giving Tuesday,  you can make a donation or set-up a Facebook fundraiser (instructions listed below) to help Samaritas continue serving the state’s most vulnerable people. 

Your Dollars Can Support Mission Work Like...

  • Refugees coming over from Afghanistan and other war torn nations
  • The stocking of homes for Samaritas Foster Care families
  • Interpretation services for New Americans
  • Special furniture for our group home residents with disabilities
  • Families and or individuals struggling with substance use disorders
  • Shelter and services for a homeless family
  • Seniors in accessing dental care, transportation and community resources
  • Foster families in need of a car seat for a foster child

Create a Facebook Fundraiser to raise money on behalf of Samaritas on Giving Tuesday. Once created, you can share your fundraiser with friends to earn donations and reach your goal.

  1. Start by logging into your personal Facebook account. 

  2. Visit our Samaritas Facebook page by typing (or cutting and pasting) this address in your browser.
  3. Look for the “Raise Money” button and click on it.
  4. Select the amount you want to raise and be sure to title your fundraiser Giving Tuesday 2022
  5. Please also include these words:
    #GivingTuesday is Nov 29th. I am a proud member of the Samaritas team, and I am raising money to support the organization - one of the largest nonprofit health and human service organizations in Michigan. Through your support TODAY, you keep families whole and foster children safe. You provide more affordable, safe, and vibrant living communities for low-income seniors and families. You make recovery possible for individuals struggling with addiction. You give refugee families safety and stability. And so much more…
  6. Lastly, save this Samaritas Giving Tuesday image to your phone or computer and upload it to your Facebook Fundraiser.
  7. Make sure it’s centered and click “Create.” Then you're all done.

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* Important Notice *

Earlier this year, Samaritas was under investigation by the state for allegations of abuse in our emergency shelter in Grand Rapids. We opened this shelter 26 months earlier for children from Central America crossing the border fleeing from horrible condition; we were asked to take in Afghan youth when there was no other place for them to go after the crisis in Afghanistan occurred. We accepted 19 youth in response to this request and our long-term commitment to help youth to the greatest extent possible at the time of their greatest need. Samaritas was one of several similar emergency shelters across the country asked to take in these refugee youth.

Due to the severe level of trauma they had endured, many of them required intensive therapy and counseling. As a result of the growing concern we had for the depth and breadth of those needs of the youth and the safety of our team, we made the decision to work with our referring partners to move the youth to other programs where they could access the higher level of trauma-informed care, supervision, and medical attention that they required. Due to state and federal oversight of our programs, we are unable to share specific details of the investigation but we were cleared of any abuse allegations by the state and all youth were transferred to appropriate residential placements where they could receive the care they needed. Samaritas continues to be a state and federal leader in refugee resettlement, including refugee foster care.


Please Contact:
Joe DiBenedetto
Lambert & Co.
(516) 637-0597

Matt Friedman
Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications
(248) 762-1430