Giving Opportunities


You can make a difference by donating on-line via our PayPal account.

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or  mail you donation to:

The Samaritans, Inc.
P.O. Box 9086
Providence RI 02940

Questions? Call our business line at (401) 721-5220.

All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The list below describes other ways you can support The Samaritans of Rhode Island!

Shop online and benefit The Samaritans of RI

Register The Samaritans of Rhode Island at AmazonSmile and then shop!

Register The Samaritans of Rhode Island at and then shop at more than 50 major online retailers.

A percentage of each sale will benefit our Hotline, Safe Place, Youth and Teen and Community Education programs.

Search the internet and benefit The Samaritans of RI

You can support The Samaritans of RI every time use use the internet !  Just register The Samaritans of RI as your chosen “charity” at and a penny to SAMsRI each time you search!

Use American Express Members Give

Earn valuable Reward Points every time you donate to The Samaritans of RI with Members Give. Schedule monthly donations and watch your points grow!

Memorial Gifts and Gifts in Honor

Many Rhode Islanders make donations to The Samaritans in memory or in honor of someone they care about or love. These gifts are acknowledged with a thank you note to the donor and a letter acknowledgement to the noted person or family. Additional recognitions are made in our annual report.

Corporate Supporters and Donors

Opportunities exist for both corporate sponsorships and charitable donations. To read more about Corporate Support opportunities, click here.
To read more about Corporate Charitable Giving opportunities, click here.

Employer Matching Gifts

Hundreds of corporations, foundations and other organizations match their employees charitable contributions dollar for dollar, 2-to-1, 3-to-1 and even 4-to-1 for every dollar given. To take advantage of this giving opportunity, and increase the value of your gift to The Samaritans, you must obtain the form from your employer and submit it for processing. It is always helpful to let us know that your gift will be matched so we can notify you when the transaction is completed or if any questions arise.

Special Event Sales

The Samaritans now accepts PayPal payments through this website For special events, purchase your ticket online using PayPal and you’ll be added to the guest list at the door. Check out our News and Events at the top of our website home page.

Annual Giving

Annual gifts provide the most flexible support to operate our agency and its programs. Undesignated annual gifts are immediately available for use where they are most needed. These funds also support the development of new programs. Annual gifts may be restricted to support a specific program such as Hotline and Safe Place Support Group.

Community Supporters

Throughout the state, employers, employees, civic, fraternal and religious organizations help us to raise dollars to support the work of The Samaritans. Dress down days, days of remembrance and proceeds from cover charges for special events are just a few examples of how Rhode Islanders help us.

Program Endowment Giving Fund

Major educational and medical institutions have known for years, that endowments provide long-term financial stability to their organizations. A gift to The Samaritans’ Endowment Fund ensures the continuing impact of its programs on the lives of Rhode Islanders in need.

Planned Giving, Stocks and Securities

Each year, The Samaritans receives gift giving opportunities such as bequests, life insurance proceeds, deferred gifts and residual gift annuities that can be beneficial to both the donor and The Samaritans. The Samaritans encourages you to contact your financial adviser and legal counsel to determine the best way to maximize these giving vehicles for you, your family and our agency. We would be happy to work with you on this giving option.

Donating to The Samaritans through the United Way

You can make an annual gift directly benefiting The Samaritans, through a United Way of Rhode Island by writing in The Samaritans on your United Way of Rhode Island workplace giving card.  Ask your human service director to learn more.

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