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Fundraising Efforts

The Samaritan Center

More than 75% of the Samaritan Center's budget is comprised of private donations and fundraising activities that aid in continuing the mission of helping families find independence and strength when their lives go astray.  Some of the events and appeals you can participate in are listed below.

Annual Membership Appeal

An annual letter sent in July to the Samaritan Center's stakeholders outlines the mission driven success of the Samaritan with a request for continued support.

Golf Classic

The Bernard & Betty Egan Memorial Golf Classic is an annual fundraising event for Samaritan Center.  Bernard Egan and his wife Betty were some of the founding members of the Samaritan Center who realized the need to help homeless families in Indian River County. The Golf Classic will be held on September 28, 2020 at Vero Beach Country Club.

Samaritan Sunday

An invitation to speak at local places of worship to provide information on the plight of the homeless in our community and opportunities for sharing of your time, talent and treasure.

Soup Bowl

“Breaking Bread together for the homeless” is an annual community wide event held the first Thursday in November. More than 70 local restaurants supply the soup which are served at local places of worship and business locations provide their own soup. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and dinner locations will serve from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.