Mount Hope Lutheran Church, West Allis, Wisconsin
Saturday, October 25, 2014
In The Heart of West Allis
 
 
 Good Samaritan Outreach Center
 5924 West Burnham Street
West Allis, WI 53219
 
In November and December we’ll be collecting Christmas gifts for the GSOC younger clients. The best sales happen in October--watch the ads. Coats for Clients - during the last 3 weeks of October we’ll be gathering coats and other winter gear for GSOC. Bring your donations to the table in the hallway. They do not have to be new but should be clean and in good condition. All sizes are needed for men, women and children.
 
School Supplies -  
All that we had was taken to Good Samaritan this week. On Tuesday the table in the hall was EMPTY! All basic supplies are needed. Can you help? A list of suggestions can be found on the hallway table. If you can’t shop--we can do it for you.  
  Click here for a printable wish list of supplies.
Personal Care Kits - Our goal this year is at least 350 kits. We are still short toothbrushes and clippers. Donations should be put into the soap box in the Fireside Room. Our drive will go into high gear in September and kits will be sent to LWR in October
Sudsy Sunday - 
Sudsy Sunday is the third Sunday when we bring in soap and other cleaning and hygiene products for Good Samaritan Outreach Center and LWR. These can go into the tote in the Fireside Room.
 
Volunteers are needed for Good Samaritan  Outreach Center
5924 W Burnham St
West Allis WI 53219
414-541-7668
Burnham is one block North of Beloit Rd.
 
Good Samaritan is part of the Hunger Task Force, and distributes food and clothing to those in need in the West Allis area. Boundaries are North to Wisconsin Ave, South to Layton Ave, West to 124th St and East to 35th St. It is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Usually  50 families are served each day. They may come in once every 30 days. 
Volunteer Positions Available 
Unload Trucks. Usually 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. A conveyor system is used, but lifting of boxes of canned goods, etc.  is required.
 
Pack groceries for clients. Especially need someone for Thursday, but will take any help other days also. You do not need to volunteer every week, but availability needs to be scheduled.  
 Register clients that come in for food.
Sort donated clothing.
 Questions?? Call Good Samaritan between 9:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M., Tuesday thru Thursday. Preferred  before 10:00 A.M.
Or Elaine at 414-545-1580 (Home) or      414-732-6840 (Cell)
 This is a very rewarding ministry. PLEASE consider volunteering.
 Thank you
John Nason
Background 
Want to help?  We're looking for volunteers to help sort clothes, pack food and clean.  Please call Mary Ellen,  262-784-1220.
 
GSOC is an organization of volunteers (all Senior Citizens), dedicated to the dispensing of food, clothing, toys and small household items, to families in need. Donations are received at the Center from churches of all denominations, businesses, schools and individuals in the West Allis and South Side area during working days of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 
After a very shaky beginning in 1984, and a complete reorganization by Al Knief, GSOC has proceeded with continuing success to help people in need in our community. We will celebrate 21 years of service on December 10, 2006. We run strictly with volunteers. We have NO paid personnel. All money donations are used to pay the rent and utilities and to purchase food that is needed but has not been donated. Our purchases are made at Second Harvest and a local grocery in the community, where we purchase items at a low cost.  We are grateful to Majdecki's Sentry on Hwy 100 and National for their weekly donations. We are also supported by the Hunger Task Force. We are confident that with YOUR HELP we will continue to feed the less fortunate in our community. 

We need your help to continue our mission. You may mail your monetary, tax free donation to:                  

GOOD SAMARITAN OUTREACH CENTER
5924 West Burnham Street
West Allis, WI 53219
414-541-7668
 
Mary Ellen Promersberger
Good Samaritan Outreach Center