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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.

Click Here for more information or to register. Registration deadline is September 18th

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

The 28th Annual Soup Bowl has a new look this year “Empty Bowls; Full Hearts” to reflect the tone of the year. The Samaritan Center would like to express our deepest gratitude to the many restaurants, caterers and country clubs that have, over the years, donated hundreds of gallons of soup to the event, however, in recognition of the hardship to these soup suppliers, will not be asking for soup donations. Indian River Clay will oversee the pottery production, and the Soup Bowl Event will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 9:00am-7:00pm at the Heritage Center, in downtown Vero Beach.