Outreach and Advocacy

We  believe in putting our faith into action. Like the proverbial Good Samaritan in the Bible, we cannot just walk by those who are suffering, but do what we can to provide immediate relief and to bring about God's peace and justice in the world. We have ongoing efforts which are listed below, and we often have calls for volunteer support when there are extraordinary needs, such as when we collected and sorted donations for asylum seekers passing through San Diego.

Here are just a few of our offerings. If you are interested in helping, please email .

annual Back-to-school backpack drive

Good Samaritan supports Christian Community Service Association CCSA financially and through annual drives such as a back-to-school backpack drive in support of children who are homeless and wouldn't be able to afford school supplies.  


Good Samaritan is a member church of the San Diego Organizing Project, the local Faith in Action affiliate that seeks to improve the lives of our neighbors through advocacy, public policy changes, voter registration initiatives, forums with government bodies and local candidates, and more. Our Just Action group is focused on three initiatives this year: affordable housing and housing justice; climate change/creation care; and racial justice. 

build a Miracle

Each year, Good Samaritan partners with the Build a Miracle organization, a US/Mexico partnership, to build and furnish a home for a family in Tijuana with funds donated from our general fund. We travel to the site three Saturdays in the spring and celebrate with the whole community when the family moves in.

rachel's house 

Teams of church members make meals for women in transition who stay at Rachel's House in downtown San Diego.

Holiday Toy drive