KUSA - It's a place that serves some of Denver's most at-risk, not only during the holidays, but all year round. Today, the Samaritan House is benefiting from the actions of a local radio legend, who's doing some giving back.
Tom Manoogian is best known as Lou From Littleton. Each December, he's out at the Samaritan House to help with their holiday fundraiser. Manoogian is offering up a number of sports collectibles in exchange for donations, including some Peyton Manning items.
You can donate by calling 303.996.6087 or by texting Lou at 50155.
Samaritan House Fast Facts
Samaritan House has more than 55 full time staff, over 100 volunteers and operates three shifts, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. It costs $9,000 a day to run Samaritan House
Residents are eligible to stay for 120 days.
The primary goals for residents during their stay are:
• Steady income (from employment or disability benefits),
• Savings (in their housing fund) required to save 80% of income
• Permanent housing
All residents participate in the Samaritan House Education Program which includes core classes in money management, housing and employment.
Other types of classes offered include substance abuse education, conflict management, personal organization and
personal empowerment too.
Learn more by visiting http://www.ccdenver.org/samaritanhouse
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