SAM25 staff, volunteers and board have partnered with Leadership Shawano County and the Career Clothes Closet group to get our Thrift Store up and running! Special thanks also to the Egan Family Foundation who provided a grant for this project, as well as Generations Store who helped furnish us supplies and advice for opening our store! Winter clothes available starting September 3rd!

Open Friday & Saturdays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

$10 per bag of clothes and $1.00 per item.

All proceeds support SAM25 Programs. Masks will be required. Enter through the yellow door entrance on Richmond Street.

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Emergency Shelter & Care

Between November 1, 2020 through May 1, 2021, we have been able to safely operate our emergency shelter and resource center in our new building. During the 2020 - 2021 season, we provided 1557 nights of stay to 82 guests (56 adults and  26 children). 4500+ meals have been provided by our community this year. Thanks to all who have helped in any way! 

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Resource Center

SAM25 Shelter Staff have been diligently working to continue our Steps to Success program and classes for guests during COVID. With our new space, we continue our Tuesday Resource Day when anyone in need can drop in for assistance between Noon and 2pm. We have also recently expanded our hours for our Resource Center to be open all year Mondays - Thursdays 9am to 2pm. Call us at 715-851-7252 to make an appointment! This year, we have served more than 260 people with over 500 resource sessions. 


Who Are We?

Shawano Area Matthew 25, Inc. (SAM25) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.


The concept and planning for our group began in the winter of 2012 with a small group of individuals, who were aware of and concerned about the poor and homeless living in our community. The group has since grown to include representatives from local churches, civic organizations, public agencies, businesses and other concerned citizens.   

105 E. Richmond Street, Shawano, WI 54166