Photo by Mike McAbee
Good Samaritans Volunteers are here to help by giving the gift of hope.
To provide short-term assistance to Aransas County families and individuals having emergency needs for food, shelter, utilities, medicine, clothing, and transportation.
Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans, Inc. is a organization established by volunteers, built by volunteers, and manned by volunteers. A bookkeeper and a technology consultant are on contract to help keep Good Samaritans running efficiently.
Volunteers include long-time residents, retirees, "Winter Texans," local church members, and others who are willing to give their time to help others. Although from varied backgrounds, all volunteers have a single goal: to lend a hand to those in need.
Become a volunteer
We can't do what we do without volunteers! There are many varying opportunities for you to use your individual skill set to make a difference in Aransas County. Volunteers can commit to as much time as they have available - once a week, twice a month, or as much or as little time as they are willing to donate.
You CAN make a difference!
Volunteers perform a wide-range of tasks:
Without the generosity of our donors, we could not do what we do. Our wonderful volunteers are here to make it happen, but we need funds to do that. Donations for Rockport-Good Samaritans come from varied sources. We receive a large portion of our funds from local foundations, individuals, and churches.
Food donations also make a difference at Good Samaritans. We receive donations from individuals, food drives, and those choosing to complete their Community Service by providing food.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED
Good Samaritans relies heavily on the Coastal Bend Food Bank for affordable food items. Currently, the food bank is experiencing shortages, and many of the items we have previously obtained from them are not available. It is now necessary for us to purchase these items at retail prices. Instead of paying less than $0.10 per can for canned vegetables, we are spending approximately $1.00 a can. You can help by donating the items listed below.
Drop off donations at
Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans Center
507 S Ann St
Rockport, TX 78382
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
For more information, call 361-790-9828 during open hours.
**Another Way to Give to Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans **
Pet food is also included on the Amazon Wish List. Many of our clients have pets, and sometimes, feed them instead of eating themselves. When pet food is available from donations, we try to take care of the fur babies, too.
Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans, Inc. provides a variety of services to residents of Aransas County at our Service Center at 507 S. Ann Street. To receive services, you should come to the center with a government-issued photo identification card and social security cards for each member of the family. You will meet with an interviewer who will determine the type and amount of assistance to be provided. The decision will be made in accordance with guidelines established by our Board of Directors
While we function mainly as a food pantry, Good Samaritans also provides assistance with clothing, utilities, prescriptions, health care, rent, and other essential needs. By working with other agencies, we are able to give our clients a helping hand, and hopefully help them on the way to a more productive life.