Samaritan House is a registered 501(c)3 charity

This year the crutch tree along with other parts of the front of our house is decorated with blue lights. These blue lights represent our support for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and all that they do not only for us but for the community. It has been a tough year for law enforcement agencies nationwide and this year we felt that the best way for us to show these officers our support was to have them represented this year as a part of our holiday theme.

Since 2013, the Samaritan House Crutch Tree has been displayed each Christmas season in front of our house. Originally created for our 8th Anniversary Luncheon with the theme of "A Community on Crutches", the crutch tree has become a yearly fixture our program. Each year during the holiday season the crutch tree has had a different theme and this year is no different.

 

 

 

Originally the crutch tree represented each guest who came to us using crutches that we have helped since 2005 and who left our program without them. At the time of our 8th Anniversry Luncheon it was 81 guests, since then that number has grown to over 175 guests and continues to grow monthly.

For our 8th Anniversary Luncheon, the question surrounding the theme was "Have You Ever Seen a Crutch Tree?" Obviously being an original idea no one could say they ever had, thus the legacy of the Samaritan House Crutch Tree was born.

 

 

The crutch tree has simply become one of those things that passerby's see and wonder what it is. Volunteers and donors who visit the Samaritan House get to understand the purpose of displaying it out front during the holidays.

Although each year the crutch tree goes up as a part of our display and its lights and location changes, its meaning never does. We will continue to keep it as the reminder that a place like Samaritan House is always there for the community along with our donors and volunteers who make Samaritan House the great place that it is. Great things continue to happen here to help insure that each guest who comes through our house can look forward to the day they discharge and know that they were a great part of our program as they move on with their lives.

Samaritan House

Proudly Serving the Charlotte NC Area

 

2005 - 2017

 

Samaritan House

 

611 Fortune St.

Charlotte, NC 28205

 

704-333-0110

704-333-0990 Fax

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