WE NEED YOUR HELP
PO Box 506,
Carbondale, IL 62902
The need is there.....
- No days without someone being sheltered and fed
- *Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily
- *24 hour staffing 7 days a week
- Our Food Pantry clients have increased 150%
- Our Soup Kitchen output has increased 115%
- Our Emergency Shelter nights stayed have increased 130%
- Our Emergency Assistance Program need has increased 150%
Become one of our regular donors and make a bigger difference
It is no exaggeration to say the contributors to Good Samaritan Ministries are actually “Giving Light”. Your donation assures that Good Sam can continue to provide services to the poor, both through the direct buying power of your donation and the matching-fun government grants require. All donations make a difference in many people’s lives. Good Sam operates under a very strict and currently limited budget. We make use of donated goods and services and depend on volunteers.
Expenses are monitored with care as we strive to be the best stewards of the money entrusted to us. Please take a moment to fill out the donation form and share your blessings with the poor this winter.
Luminary: $50 or more per month provides shelter for 20 people for one day
Beacon: $25-$49 per month provides life skills training and case management for 6 people for one day
Torchbearer: $10-$24 per month feeds 3-4 people for one day
Lamplighter: $5-$9 per month feeds 1-2 people for one day
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We thank all of you who donate on a regular basis. If you would like to make a donation you can do that in three ways: Here on our website you can click on make a donation, you can mail your donation to Attn: Executive Director, 701 S Marion, Carbondale IL, or you can call Patty at 457-5794 to make other arrangements. Thank you for your support, you are making a difference in someones life.
LOCAL BUSINESSES - BECOME A GOOD SAM SUPPORTER
Good Sam relies on not just individual donors but the business community as well.
If you own a business, work for a business or organization that would be interested in supporting Good Samaritan or know someone that owns a local business please contact us. There are many ways you can support us. There are monetary donations, monthly or yearly automatic donations, food or equipment donations and promotional programs like “Pay It Forward” where a certain percent of business proceeds for a day go to the Good Samaritan House. We recognize all of our business sponsors both on the web and in the media. You are showing that SI cares about the community and it’s struggling people from a business perspective and we thank you for it.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Patty at 618-457-5794 for info on how your business can be a supporting partner of an organization that makes a difference in our community.
Current Item Needs
Please consider the needs listed on this page as a way for you to help the less fortunate among us.
- used twin size mattresses for the shelter and transitional house
- financial help, discount on materials and/or labor, or someone willing to do the sealing and striping of the parking lot.
- replacement of broken or destroyed storm windows or replace storm screens.
And as always monetary donations and see the following list of food items for the Food Pantry.
Canned Goods (especially veggies)
- Laundry Soap
- Dish Soap
- Trash Bags
- Towels; bathroom, kitchen, hand towels etc
- Bed linens – twinsize
- Kitchen items; fork, knives, spoons, cups, pots and pans.
- Cleaning products
Household items and Furniture: Couches, chairs, tables, lamps pictures, twin size bed linens, beds, etc.
Office Equipment and Supplies: Recent model copy machine, 4 drawer file cabinet, ink cartridges, paper, etc.
Baby Items: strollers, car seats, diapers, baby wipes, toys, bottles, etc
Food: Please donate canned or boxed food
Appliances: small working appliances and all kitchen items