Samaritan House shelter announces ‘Box Tea-To-Go’

Samaritan House Homeless Family Shelter will celebrate springtime with a high tea, boxed and ready to go, on Saturday, April 10. The event will take the place of the usual high tea fundraiser and will include a selection of high tea goodies, including a cranberry orange scone with marmalade and clotted cream, three sandwiches, three savories and four desserts. A smaller box geared for children will have a sandwich, fruit and two desserts.

A quotation from Helen Keller is the theme for the tea: “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” 

Tickets are $25 and are available online at — only 200 will be sold. The children’s box will be $10. The to-go boxes can be picked up at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 927 N Coast Highway, Newport, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the day of the tea. A Zoom program available to all tea participants will begin at 2 p.m.

Another feature of the tea will be a raffle drawing for a quilt made by Jean Amundson of Newport.  “Blossoms and Ribbons” is 79-inch square, in shades of delicate lilac, lavender and cream. It is machine pieced and quilted. Tickets are $5 for 10 tickets; they can be purchased online at the same time as the tea tickets.

 Sponsors for the event are Susan Painter, Advantage Real Estate, Oregon Coast Bank, Thrivent Financial and Western Title and Escrow.

Samaritan House Homeless Family Shelter is an independent 501c(3) charitable organization based in Lincoln County. The programs of Samaritan House have developed from an emergency overnight shelter to a full program of shelter and transitional housing with classes on parenting and nutrition, employment guidance, budgeting and renter education and general counseling.

Further information about Samaritan House programs and additional donation opportunities is available on its website,


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