Thank you for your interest in supporting Lima’s Samaritan House! Approximately 45% of our operating expenses are met through non-government sources, including grants and donations from area businesses, churches and caring individuals. Donations are tax deductible.

Monetary Donations

One time or recurring donations can be made online through PayPal. If you would prefer to mail or drop off donations, please include the donation form. Mail or drop off at:

Samaritan House
328 W McKibben St
Lima, OH 45801

Please consider donating today!

Samples of what your donation can do:

Become a Day Sponsor


A sponsorship of $700 will cover the operating expense for one day at Samaritan House.

Household Goods: $100


Support Samaritan House with a $100 donation to go towards the purchase of household goods such as mattresses, bed bug covers, vacuums, and kitchenware

Canned/Boxed Food: $50

canned goods

A $50 donation to go towards the purchase of canned and boxed food.

Fresh Food Pack: $25

fresh foodA $25 donation will provide one family with fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, milk, eggs and cheese for one week while they are residents of Samaritan House.

In-Kind Donations

Due to limited funding we rely heavily on the generosity of the public to help supply us with the following much needed food and disposable items. Items in Bold type are needed the most. We have included links for some specific items that we have found to work best in the shelter. Items can be dropped off at the Samaritan House located at 328 W. McKibben St.
Questions? Contact us at 419/222-4663 or

Grocery Items

  • Boxed Meals & Mixes
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Coffee Creamer
  • Cooking Oil
  • Eggs
  • Frozen Meat
  • Hamburger/Ground Sausage
  • Kid sized/snack sized fruit cups
  • Kids Snacks
  • Lunch Meat
  • Powdered Milk
  • Regular Coffee
  • Sugar

Office Supplies

  • Binders – 1, 2, & 3 inch
  • Copy Paper
  • Dry Erase Markers & Erasers
  • Envelopes -#6 3/4
  • Folders – 2 Pocket
  • Manila File Folders
  • Paper Clips-Large
  • Postage Stamps
  • Scotch Tape
  • Thank-You Cards

Household Items