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2014 Next Step Breakfast
April 19, 2013

Join us for a one-hour inspirational breakfast to hear about the incredible work Samaritan Ministry does each day through the Next Step Program. Come enjoy a complimentary breakfast and learn more about how you can help improve the lives of those in need - one step at a time! 

Annual Spring Gala to Celebrate Next Step Program & Life of The Rt. Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon
January 15, 2013

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington's Annual Spring Gala will be a celebration of life and achievement. This year's gala will recongnize the success of the Next Step Program and honor the life and minsitry of the late Right Reverend Jane Homles Dixon.  David "Dixie" Dixon was delighted that Samaritan Ministry chose to honor his wife in this way.

Clothing Donation Bin Placed at St. Andrew's Episcopal School
September 27, 2012

On Tuesday, September 18, MetroAid workers placed Samaritan Ministry's second clothing donation bin at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, MD.  The bin is located next to the student parking lot and ready to accept donations. This bin is the second of many to be placed all over the DMV area and is part of a newly implemented fundraising project that SMGW has begun with MetroAid, LLC.

Samaritan Ministry Begins Clothing Bin Project
August 07, 2012

Samaritan Ministry announced a new clothing bin project in a mutually beneficial partnership with MetroAid, LLC. Samaritan Ministry recently placed the first clothing bin on the Northwest office property, and donations of clothing, and other accessories, are already flooding in. MetroAid has agreed to fully manage clothing collections from the bins. Needed business clothing will be pulled from the bins and delivered to Samaritan Ministry's clothing closets.

The Rev. David B. Wolf to be SMGW's New Executive Director
July 10, 2012

The Rev. David B. Wolf, Esq. will be the new Executive Director of Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington (SMGW) beginning August 20, 2012. For the past 11 years, David has served as the Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Paterson, NJ, and as President-CEO of St. Paul’s Community Development Corp., a non-profit working to alleviate hunger, homelessness, unemployment, poverty, and illiteracy in Paterson, one of the poorest small cities in America. 

Sixth Annual Next Step Breakfast Shines
May 23, 2012

Thank you to all who attended the Next Step Breakfast this year! Close to $200,000 in gifts and pledges was raised at the Next Step Breakfast through the generous contributions of Samaritan Ministry’s friends and supporters. We are so grateful for the continued generosity and dedication to Samaritan Ministry’s Next Step Program.

Rebuilding Together Transforms Samaritan Ministry
April 26, 2012

Rebuilding Together, a national volunteer home rehabilitation organization, partnered with Choice Hotels’ volunteers on April 20th to provide necessary repairs to Samaritan Ministry’s Northwest Office.

SMGW's Spring Gala Wows!
March 21, 2012

Friends and supporters joined together for an evening of fun at SMGW’s Spring Gala on March 10, 2012.

Samaritan Ministry 2012 Spring Gala Wows
March 19, 2012

The Spring Gala raised over $52,000 for Samaritan Ministry’s Next Step Program. Each month, the Next Step Program helps improve the lives of more than 300 people who are homeless or otherwise in need. Click here for more information on the Next Step Program.

David Downes
Downes to Take “Next Step” from Samaritan Ministry
March 05, 2012

David Downes, Executive Director of Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington and its Next Step Program for the past 10+ years, has announced that he will be leaving his position this spring to take his own “next step.” In describing the move, he says, “I’m not calling it retirement, just taking some time to decide what I want to do when I grow up – or if I even want to grow up at all!”

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