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Thank you to the Sobrato Family Foundation for supporting Samaritan House and many thanks to all who have contributed with a matching gift! 

  Because of the generous matching grant from The Sobrato Family Foundation,  Samaritan House was able to raise $150,224 in matching gifts which will bring the total to $406,474! This grant will help fund vital programs helping our Neighbors in Need out of poverty towards hope and opportunity.





Mrs. K's Preschool, Samaritan House Wee Care Program 


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Samaritan House Legacy Circle

 What do you want your legacy to be? 

 Join other like-minded people who want to build a brighter future filled with hope for thousands of homeless and low-income San Mateo County families and individuals. Legacy gifts are not just for the wealthy, but for all of us as we start to prepare for our retirement and plan for the allocation of our estate. Designate a gift to Samaritan House through a will, trust, or other planned gift and have a lasting impact for generations to come.

To join the Samaritan House Legacy Circle all you need to do is tell us that your gift is in place.

Contact Mary Dunbar at 650-523-0825 or send an email to We respect your right to privacy and will keep your intention confidential if you wish.

Next month, we will be making an exciting announcement about the Legacy Circle, stay tuned!

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The Children of Samaritan House Need Your Help 


It’s back to school time, and more than 500 children who depend on Samaritan House for clothing need your help.

We are very low on nearly new and new clothes for boys and girls age 6-17.

Please consider buying a new clothing item to donate when you purchase a new item for your own child. Or when you clear out your child’s closet, kindly consider donating to the Samaritan House Kids Closet.

Donations are accepted on the third floor of our main office at 4031 Pacific Boulevard, San Mateo, from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.  

Or click here to donate now. Be sure to choose Kids Closet from the Designation Drop-down menu.  

Help us send every child back to school looking great and feeling confident.


Health Partner Profile 


David Entwistle, President and CEO, Stanford Health Care         
An interview with Mary Dunbar, Samaritan House
May 30, 2017


Over the past year, Samaritan House has featured healthcare partner leaders in celebration of their generous financial, in-kind and volunteer support of our Redwood City and San Mateo Free Clinics. We are grateful to the many volunteer physicians, dentists, nurses and other volunteers who have kept our Free Clinics in operation for more than 25 years. It is through their individual and collective support that tens of thousands of uninsured, low-income patients have received quality, primary and specialty healthcare in San Mateo County. Stanford has partnered with Samaritan House since 2005. In this feature, we spoke with David Entwistle, President and CEO of Stanford Health Care:


Mary Dunbar: David, you've accomplished a lot, and you have a track record and deep experience working in large, teaching healthcare institutions. Are there advantages for the patients who receive care in this environment?


David Entwistle: Absolutely, yes. Without a question. Let me share my own experience. I was involved in a bicycle accident and, unfortunately, ended up in the hospital for some period of time, about eight or nine years ago. I was being treated in the academic medical center where I worked. The nice part about being in a large academic medical center is that it has every specialty available. I had suffered a traumatic brain injury -- I was in need of a neurosurgeon, a neurologist, interventional radiology, trauma, and all the things that go along with each of those specialties.


The exciting part, and what we feel provides an advantage to the community, is being able to have all of those resources in place for when the patient needs it. Not only will you have access to the very best physicians who are training our next generation, you’ll also have all specialties and services in one place. That's part of the reason I have only worked in academic medical centers, because I feel so strongly about the comprehensive nature of the care. Why do we need all these resources? It's because we're teaching the next, great, could be neurosurgeon, could be general surgeon, could be oncologist. They are being trained here, and, so, having all the specialties and services is what enables us to train effectively. When you take a look at Stanford in addition to all those things, you don’t just have good medical professionals, you have the very best. Even as you look at national rankings, we're the top in the country. It's not that we're in quest of a prize, but I think it validates what you can get by coming to Stanford, the expertise and the individuals. As you can tell, I'm very passionate about this subject. So, yes, there's an advantage. And having taken advantage of those resources personally, it's something I feel very strongly about.


Read the full interview here. 


The League of New Samaritans Thanks You 



Thank you to our new and existing members who joined us on July 14th for an amazing Leaguer-Only Indian feast. The evening was a huge success! To find out more about League of New Samaritans now and get access to networking/ fundraising events for young professionals that support Samaritan House’s services, click here






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