Fundraising / Events

One way to get involved with House of Ruth Maryland is to attend a fundraising event – a signature event like Spring Luncheon or Crabaret – or host your own event!
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Clearing House Sidewalk Sale!

September 9, 2020
Rain or Shine, Mask on, outside!

Get ready to shop ‘til you drop! Clearing House Ltd. Will host its 30th Annual Sidewalk Sale, sponsored by BB&T, on Wednesday, September 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Proceeds from the outdoor tented event will benefit House of Ruth Maryland to continue our mission to end Intimate Partner Violence.
Items available at the event include a variety of household furnishings such as fine china, furniture, linens, artwork, jewelry and more.
Cash or check only


Jessica Meredith Jacobsen 5K

Lace up your sneakers and run wherever you are!  In memory of Jessica Meredith Jacobsen, the Knights of Columbus Council # 4011 (Father O’Neill Council) has organized the 13th Annual Jessica Meredith Jacobsen Memorial 5K Run and Fun Walk on September 19, 2020. In addition to memorializing Jessica Meredith Jacobsen, who died tragically in 2007 as a result of domestic abuse, the event also supports House of Ruth Maryland, the Immaculate Conception School Tuition Assistance Fund and Fr. O’Neill Charities
Click here to register now!

Fill The House

Join us on October 21 to Fill The House!  We’ll be in the Weis parking lot at Towson Place, from 9 am – 6 pm, collecting diapers, wipes, formula, new twin size bedding, sheets, and towels.  You might even get to meet a WMAR celebrity or two!

Host Your Own Event

Hold A Garage Sale/Yard Sale:

It’s a great way to get rid of old clothes and household items while raising funds for victims of intimate partner violence.

Host A House Party:

Plan and sell tickets to a fundraiser to benefit the House of Ruth Maryland. Set a fundraising goal and invite people who have an interest in ending intimate partner violence and want to learn more about the House of Ruth. Invite a member of our Speaker’s Bureau for the opportunity to learn more about the issue. (Note: Speaker’s Bureau requests are considered for audiences of at least 20 or more.)

Hold A Bake Sale:

Show off your baking skills to benefit the House of Ruth Maryland.

Host A Board Game Tournament:

Teams will play against each other so encourage participants to create a team name and theme. Charge each team a $10-$25 entry fee and donate the money raised to help victims of intimate partner violence.

Hold A Spaghetti Dinner:

Invite all your friends to a fundraising dinner (or Pancake Breakfast or Ice Cream Social). Charge a $5 entry fee or encourage attendees to donate directly to the House of Ruth Maryland.

Host A Wine & Cheese Evening:

Charge an entry fee to benefit victims services or encourage donations on site. Invite a member of the House of Ruth Maryland’s Speaker’s Bureau for the opportunity to learn more about the issue. (Note: Speaker’s Bureau requests are considered for audiences of at least 20 or more.)

Have A Photo Contest:

Encourage your co-workers, friends or group members to hold a photo contest. Place cans in front of each submission and have people vote by dropping coins or dollars into the appropriate cans.

Wear Jeans Day:

For a $5 donation to the House of Ruth Maryland, let employees wear jeans or casual clothes for a day.

Host A Movie Night:

Host a movie night at your house, church or center. Sell baked goods, snacks or popcorn to raise funds for victims of domestic violence.

Insert Your Own Creative Idea Here!

To get started, contact Cassie Kelly at or by phone 443-569-0527

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