Book of Dreams
Making Dreams Come True
On behalf of United Samaritans Foundation (USF) I would like to thank the Modesto Bee for
selecting USF as one of the community benefit organizations to be featured in the Modesto
Bee’s Book of Dreams. We thank the community at large for their generous donations, through
the Book of Dreams, in support of USF’s efforts to provide food and basic services to those in
need in our communities. It is because of the community spirit of those who are willing to give
to others that we are able to continue to serve the impoverished families, elderly and homeless
of Stanislaus County. In 2013 we served 396,940 lunches and distributed 3,384 food boxes to
struggling members of our communities. The funds that were donated will aid United Samaritans
Foundation to help those in need through our Daily Bread Lunch Program, Emergency
Food Box Program, Clothes Closet and Homeless Supportive Services Program. Thank you.
Barbara Bawanan, Director
Volunteering is not only beneficial for those receiving
assistance it is also beneficial to those who are
volunteering. Individuals who volunteer feel more
positive about life. Volunteering provides an opportunity
to meet people from diverse backgrounds and develop
lasting personal and professional relationships.
Freely giving of your time, energy, and skills has a
meaningful, positive impact on your community. Volunteering
provides a sense of purpose and is a source
of inspiration to the individuals and populations that
are being served.
The United Samaritans Foundation utilizes volunteers
at all of our locations on a daily basis. We
have many long-term volunteers who are an integral part of our organization
as well as short-term volunteers who offer assistance on a periodic
basis. The United Samaritans Foundation relies on volunteers
for our Daily Bread Lunch Truck Program, Emergency
Food Box Program, and the Clothes Closet.
To volunteer call
Esther at (209) 668-4853.
The Spirit of Chistmas
Thank you to all who gave from your hearts and generously donated toys, books, games, and
other items for Christmas. Thank you to All Saints Catholic Church of Turlock for gifts for teens.
Thank you to Sue and Bob Santos who once again donated books and bears that were distributed
from the Turlock Lunch Truck. There were many happy smiles on the faces of the children who received
a bear with a book to love and cherish.
In Hughson we helped with the Hughson Community Christian Service Center “Christmas Basket
Project”. The Project distributed Christmas boxes of food and gifts to 400 families in need in
the Hughson area. We also worked with Turlock Together to help provide Christmas Baskets of food
and gifts to a little over 1800 Turlock families.
It is thanks to the generosity of the people in our communities and the hard work of many,
many volunteers who carry the Spirit of Christmas in their hearts that this is all made possible. May
the Spirit of Christmas live in all of us not just at Christmas but all year round?
MARCH 1ST - APRIL 30TH!!
PLEASE PLAN YOUR FOOD DRIVES
DURING THIS TIME.
EVERY FOOD ITEM WE RECEIVE
DURING THIS TIME COUNTS AS
$1.00 TOWARDS THE
Get ready for another Feinstein Foundation
Challenge! This is the eleventh year that
the Feinstein Foundation is dividing $1 million
among non-profit organizations
throughout the country who are helping
fight hunger. All contributions, including
food donations, received by United Samaritans
Foundation between March 1 and April
30, 2014 will help us qualify for part of
these funds. Remember, that by donating
in March & April you will become a partner
in what has become the most successful
grassroots drive ever in this country to fight
hunger. Schools can participate also by
holding food drives. Every item of food that
is donated will be valued at $1.00. The
funding we have received each year has
been extremely helpful to our ministry. With
your generous donations, we have the ability
to achieve even more.
Please indicate "Feinstein Challenge" on your checks.
Making A Difference
Meals served on our trucks during
the month of December 2013,
In our Emergency
Food Box Program, 237 families (443 people) were provided with a
three-day, three meals per day supply of
food, which equals 3,987 meals.
Chili's is Giving Back!
Chili's will donate 15% of the event day sales to United Samaritans Foundation. Thank you, Chili's!
February 26, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, only at Chili's - Turlock,
2801 Countryside Drive
Turlock - 209.632.6588 - www.chilis.com
THANK YOU KAISER & TEICHERT
USF was recently awarded a grant for $15,000 from Kaiser
Permanente to help provide more fresh fruits and vegetables
for our Daily Bread Mobile Lunch Program and to be able to serve milk once a week with our lunches. We were also
fortunate to receive a grant for $5,000 from The Teichert
Foundation for fuel, supplies and food for our Ceres Mobile Lunch Truck. We are truly blessed to have two great companies
in our community that are committed to give back to
the communities where they do business.
Thank you to all of you who are using your Save
Mart S.H.A.R.E.S. Cards.
It is making a difference. For
this last quarter we received $435.57 from
the SaveMart S.H.A.R.E.S. Program. The cards can be used at all SaveMart Supermarkets, Smart Foods, FoodMaxx and Lucky Stores. Simply hand the
clerk your card before completing your purchases
and Save Mart will donate 3% of
your purchases to the non-profit registered
to the card.
If you don’t have a card or
lost yours please contact us
at 668-4853 for a card or a replacement
card. Thank you to all our card users and to Save Mart
Supermarkets for their commitment to give back to
donation now using
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220 S. Broadway, Turlock
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