Adopt A Family 2023

Thank you for supporting the clients of House of Ruth Maryland this holiday season.

Thank you for your interest in participating in this year’s House of Ruth Maryland Adopt A Family program. Registration is now closed for the 2023 holiday season.

If you missed the opportunity to participate in this years program, you can still support House of Ruth Maryland’s clients by visiting our Amazon Wish List. These are essential every day items that will benefit our clients.

To visit the House of Ruth Maryland Amazon wish list, please click the “WISH LIST” button below.

Wish List

Adopt A Family Questions

Drop Off Times and Location

Please drop off gifts at the House of Ruth Maryland Community Engagement Center located at 2521 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Specific time slots to be scheduled prior to drop off.

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM ET
  • Friday, December 8, 2023 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
  • Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET

Gift Guide

  • Gifts should come to us unwrapped, with family numbers clearly labeled, but may include wrapping supplies.
  • Please do not include food or candy in the presents unless specifically requested by the family (due to allergies and the fact that many of these items will need to travel and are subject to hot and cold conditions).
  • Please do not include identifying information about yourself or your family – your confidentiality is important to us as well.
  • ALL gifts for a family must arrive at the same time. This means that if you are part of a group splitting up a family, you cannot drop off on separate days. With many families enrolled in the program, it will be tough to reunite those gifts with one another.

While you do not need to purchase all of the items on a family member’s list – please know that they spend a lot of time on these, and that these are the items they most want or need. You are of course welcome to purchase additional items for the family members, but please prioritize what they have listed.

I can no longer Adopt A Family

If you at some point decide that you are unable to adopt the family, please let us know as soon as possible to allow enough time to find another donor for the family. Contact us at