Your gifts go directly to support the ministry of the Samaritan Center, meeting the needs of community members who are struggling to make ends meet. Every client is screened to ensure that we are meeting true needs and not doubling up on service to an individual or family. Our goal is to do the most good with the resources and gifts provided to us.
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For your security and convenience, we have connected with PayPal to enable you to give online. Through PayPal, you may make a gift of any amount via credit card or directly from your bank account.
To ensure that your financial information is secure, you will be directed to PayPal and asked to set up an account, if you do not already have one. When your account is set up, you may simply log in and give any time.
You are also welcome to give by coming into our office or by sending a check to the Samaritan Center, 9231 Lee Highway, Ooltewah, TN 37363.
Some local churches also allow you to give to the Samaritan Center using your tithe envelope. Talk with your treasurer for more information.
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Q. If I give a gift to the Center, what is my money being used for?
A. Your gift will help us...
...offer one-time rent assistance to keep families in their home.
...help people obtain necessary life-sustaining medications.
...provide your neighbors with something to eat and keep families who have fallen on hard times well-fed.
...share clothing, furniture, and household items with victims of fire, natural disasters, and other traumatic events.
...make one-time emergency electricity, water, and gas payments to keep people warm in the winter and able to cook and do homework.
...distribute personal care and home cleaning products to people who cannot afford them.
...provide parents with aid that helps struggling mothers provide for their babies and gives children the supplies they need to be academically confident.
Q. When and how can I give?
A. You can give cash gifts at any time by giving online through your credit card or bank account, mailing us a check, or stopping by our office.
Q. When I make a charitable contribution to the Samaritan Center, is my gift tax-deductible?
A. Yes, the Samaritan Center has 501(c)(3) non-profit status with the IRS, so that means every donation you give counts as a tax-deductible donation. To get your deduction at the end of the year, be sure to save your receipt for your tax records.
Q. What is the Samaritan Center's Campaign for Community?
A. Campaign for Community (CFC) is the Samaritan Center's only annual community-wide fundraiser. You can give to the Campaign year-round, but it is promoted annually in local churches in November and December. To learn more about getting your church involved with CFC, call 423.238.7777 ext. 20.