Samaritan Center Activities Calendar

January

  • Valentine round-up January through February: Start collecting and distributing new valentines to children for Valentines Day.

February

  • Tax Credit Program begins February and runs until April. Volunteers assist in Federal and State income tax preparation for clients.

March

  • Easter Basket Round-up March through April : Collect Filled Easter baskets for distribution before Easter.
  • Boy Scouts Food Collection Day (Jefferson City)
  • Easter Dinner: Hams and Trimmings Give Away March-April

April

  • Mother’s Day Gift Baskets Round Up April through May -  Collect and distribute filled baskets clients who are moms
  • Spring Cleaning Collection Fund April through May:  Monetary donations are needed to purchase cleaning products to distribute as a kit to each household. Each kit also contains “How to Properly Clean Your House” guide.

May

  • Letter Carriers Food Drive - Postal facilities from the area advertise and collect food.
  • Spring Cleaning Kits distribution May 1st through May 31st:

June

  • Fan Distribution to clients who request them.

July

  • Annual Dinner and Auction Fundraiser
  • School Supply Round-up July through August:

August

  • School Supply Disbursement

September

  • Halloween Costume Round-Up September through October: Collect new and used Halloween costumes for kids to be distributed in October.
  • Missouri State Employees Charitable Campaign: Samaritan Center participates in activities to encourage State employees to choose the Center as their charity which is listed among several, for the State Employees Combined Charitable Campaign.

October

  • Christmas Adoption sign up October 1st through 31st: Samaritan Center begins in October collecting names of families wanting to be adopted and then finds agencies, corporations, organizations, etc. to adopt them.

  November

  • Turkey Fund Promotion and Distribution of Thanksgiving Turkeys and Trimmings November 1st through November 20th.
  • Santa’s Workshop Promotion - Samaritan Center takes donations of new toys from various individuals and community groups. Parents, whose family did not participate in the Adopt a Family program, may choose two gifts for each of their children.

December

  • Turkey/Ham Fund Promotion and Distribution of Christmas Hams or Turkeys with trimmings to all clients.
  • Delivery of gifts & fruit basket to senior citizens who are homebound.
  • Adopted Family Gift Delivery or Pick-Up: Families who have been adopted receive gifts from sponsors.
  • Santa’s Workshop: Samaritan Center takes donations of new toys from various individuals and community groups. Parents, whose family did not participate in the Adopt a Family program, may choose two gifts for each of their children.
  • Open House: Volunteers and special guests are invited to enjoy refreshments and good conversation.

Special Programs That Run Throughout the Year

  • Medical and Dental Clinic The Ossman Free Medical Clinic is open each Thursday evening from 4-6 pm on a walk-in bases. The dental clinic is by appointment. The clinics are staffed by volunteer clerks, nurses, doctors and dentists. The dental clinic through a private grant is supported by part-time paid staff: a dental hygienist, dental assistant and receptionist.

  • Cooking Classes The Samaritan Center sponsors a cooking class once each month to provide basic cooking skills, teach clients how to use the government commodities and prepare nutritious, good-tasting meals.

  • Legal Care Program Volunteer attorneys meet with Samaritan Center clients in need of legal assistance.


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