Virtual Grand Opening ~ Hope Restored - 2020

Usually we would be welcoming everybody to our annual Empty Bowls Caring Hearts fundraiser with our gorgeous community painted bowls, homemade soup, live music, overflowing raffle baskets, live silent auction, and more. This is the largest fundraiser each year for SAM25 and raises over a third of our operating budget. Due to COVID-19 we have had to think creatively to provide a safe and fun event and raise the funds needed to keep SAM25 open. We realize that COVID-19 has greatly affected our community so we thank you for any support you have given to SAM25 in the past and any you are able to give now.


Also special this year, is the completion of SAM25's new home renovation at 105 E. Richmond St, Shawano, WI. We are saddened that we are not able to celebrate in person the culmination of seven year's worth of work, vision, and support. We cannot wait for our supporters and the community to get a peak inside, even if it is through a virtual tour. We appreciate the amazing community support for SAM25, especially as we expand our services. We hope you will be able to join us online this year!   


October 10, 2020 at 08:00am

all week long through

October 17, 2020 at 08:00 am

(click link below)

We have many amazing silent auction items from a signed Aaron Rodgers helmet to a 12 bottle wine survival kit. Click on the link above to get to our silent auction site.

Pickup and payment instructions will be sent in an email to the winners.

Silent Auction Buttons will be LIVE through October 17th at 8:00 am. Click on the pages with the basket details to get to the bidding forms. The current bid amount is show in the bid form.

To bid you will enter your first name, last name, email address and bid amount. All those fields are required and won't allow the form to be submitted until they are filled in.

Do not enter a dollar sign just a number amount in the forms!!!

The winning bid can be paid for by check, cash, PayPal or credit card. Winning bidders will be able to pick up their basket at SAM's new house on 105 E. Richmond Street between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm or by appointment after that.


If your basket includes alcohol, you will need to be able to show proof of age 21 years or older.


October 17, 2020 at 10:00am

(click link below)

*link will be live after we post the Silent Auction Winners


$12,000 Match Donation Drive!!

Two donors agreed to generously match all donations received from October 10 through October 17 and now a third donor has graciously added $2000 to the match amount!!!

Online Donations Accepted

Include "Virtual Grand Opening" in the Memo line