Friday , 21 October 2016

Sipiora to Speak at April meeting of Republican Women of Northern Collin County

Lynne_editedLynne Sipiora, Executive Director of The Samaritan Inn, Collin County’s largest homeless shelter, will speak at the April 8 luncheon and meeting of the Republican Women of Northern Collin County.

The work of The Samaritan Inn is of particular interest to members as an example of a non-profit with high-impact in the community that is primarily funded through charitable individuals and the faith community. With more than 500 families, including more than 1,200 children, turned away from the Inn last year because of space limitations, the need for expansion is greater than ever. Fifteen acres of land, located just 500 yards from the current facility, has already been purchased, an architect engaged and a construction firm selected.

In February, The Samaritan Inn kicked off a Capital Campaign to raise $7.5 million dollars for the new facility to shelter 100 families. To date, $3.3 million has been raised.

About the Capital Campaign

The community can help build The Samaritan Inn Family Shelter through active fundraising. Naming opportunities are available for buildings and each of the 100 family bedroom suites. Supporters can also purchase engraved acrylic bricks in honor of loved ones for the new pavilion’s reception area.  Other fundraising opportunities are available and community support is needed.

About The Samaritan Inn

Founded in 1984, The Samaritan Inn is a comprehensive homeless program that helps willing people gain dignity and independence. There are currently 161 residents living at The Samaritan Inn, of which 59 are children. Last year, more than 3,500 people who qualified for the program were referred to other services because there was no room at the Inn. For more information on The Samaritan Inn, please

Story submitted by Cara Mendelsohn

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