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At​ ​House​ ​of​ ​Ruth​ ​Maryland,​ ​we​ ​provide​ victims with ​food,​ ​shelter,​ ​counseling,​ ​legal​ ​and​ ​other​ ​services​ ​that will​ ​ensure​ ​their​ ​continued​ ​survival. There are many ways to support our mission.
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Financial donations are the best way to provide immediate help to the women and children who are in need of urgent support.

When​ ​victims​ ​show​ ​up​ ​at​ ​our​ ​door,​ ​they​ ​come​ ​with​ ​very​ ​little,​ ​other​ ​than​ ​their​ ​children​ ​and​ ​their​ ​lives.  At​ ​House​ ​of​ ​Ruth​ ​Maryland,​ ​we​ ​provide​ ​the​ ​food,​ ​shelter,​ ​counseling,​ ​legal​ ​and​ ​other​ ​services​ ​that  will​ ​ensure​ ​their​ ​continued​ ​survival.

It’s​ ​not​ ​a​ ​small​ ​undertaking,​ ​especially​ ​since​ ​police​ ​estimate​ ​that​ ​there​ ​are​ ​more​ ​than​ ​200,000 incidents​ ​of​ ​domestic​ ​abuse​ ​in​ ​Maryland​ ​each​ ​year.​ ​Your​ ​generosity​ ​makes​ ​our​ ​work​ ​possible,​ ​and​ ​in return​ ​we​ ​work​ ​very​ ​hard​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​every​ ​dollar​ ​you​ ​give​ ​makes​ ​a​ ​real​ ​difference​ ​in​ ​the​ ​lives​ ​of  battered​ ​women​ ​and​ ​their​ ​children.

We​ ​thank​ ​you​ ​for​ ​your​ ​support,​ ​as​ ​do​ ​all​ ​the​ ​victims​ ​who​ ​couldn’t​ ​live​ ​without​ ​it.

Other Ways You Can Give

Tribute and Memorial Gifts
A​ ​memorial​ ​gift​ ​or​ ​tribute​ ​gift​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​way​ ​to​ ​honor​ ​someone​ ​by​ ​supporting​ ​a​ ​cause​ ​that​ ​is  meaningful​ ​to​ ​them.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​make​ ​a​ ​gift​ ​“in​ ​honor​ ​of”​ ​or​ ​“in​ ​the​ ​memory​ ​of”​ ​someone  special,​ ​we​ ​will​ ​gladly​ ​send​ ​a​ ​notification​ ​of​ ​the​ ​gift.​ ​You​ ​may​ ​mail​ ​your​ ​gift​ ​to​ ​the​ ​House​ ​of​ ​Ruth  Maryland,​ ​2201​ ​Argonne​ ​Drive,​ ​Baltimore,​ ​MD​ ​21218​ ​or​ ​charge​ ​your​ ​gift​ ​by​ ​calling​ ​(410)​ ​889-0840,​ ​or  make​ ​a​ ​donation​ ​online​ ​and​ ​note​ ​that​ ​it​ ​is​ ​a​ ​dedicated​ ​gift.​ ​Please​ ​let​ ​us​ ​know​ ​to​ ​whom​ ​you​ ​would  like​ ​the​ ​card​ ​sent,​ ​their​ ​mailing​ ​address,​ ​the​ ​reason​ ​for​ ​the​ ​gift​ ​(i.e.,​ ​in​ ​honor​ ​of​ ​their​ ​birthday,​ ​in  memory​ ​of​ ​someone,​ ​etc.)​ ​and​ ​how​ ​you​ ​would​ ​like​ ​the​ ​card​ ​signed.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Many​ ​companies​ ​offer​ ​a​ ​matching​ ​gifts​ ​program.​ ​It’s​ ​an​ ​easy​ ​way​ ​to​ ​double​ ​your​ ​gift​ ​to​ ​the​ ​House​ ​of  Ruth​ ​Maryland.​ ​Some​ ​companies​ ​will​ ​also​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​financial​ ​match​ ​to​ ​your​ ​volunteer​ ​hours​ ​too!​ ​Talk  to​ ​your​ ​Human​ ​Resources​ ​professional​ ​to​ ​see​ ​if​ ​your​ ​company​ ​does.
Planned Giving

If you are ready to include a gift to House of Ruth Maryland in your will or trust today, use our free, online resource. We’ve partnered with FreeWill to give all of our supporters the ability to create their plans online in only 20 minutes.

Prefer to finalize your plans with an attorney? FreeWill can also be used to create a set of documented wishes to bring to the lawyer’s office, saving you time and money on attorney fees. Get started on your plans.

If you have any questions about planned giving with House of Ruth Maryland or you would like to include House of Ruth Maryland in your estate plans, please contact Andrew Primrose at aprimrose@hruthmd.org or by phone at 443-569-0515.

Stock Donations

Have​ ​you​ ​considered​ ​making​ ​a​ ​stock​ ​donation?​ ​That​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​way​ ​to​ ​continue​ ​to​ ​support​ ​our​ ​work.  For​ ​information​ ​on​ ​how​ ​to​ ​transfer​ ​stocks​ ​to​ ​the​ ​House​ ​of​ ​Ruth​ ​Maryland,​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​the  Andrew Primrose at aprimrose@hruthmd.org or at 443-569-0515.

United Way & Workplace Giving
You​ ​can​ ​give​ ​to​ ​House​ ​of​ ​Ruth​ ​Maryland​ ​through​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​United​ ​Way​ ​campaigns.​ ​To​ ​designate  your​ ​donation​ ​to​ ​the​ ​House​ ​of​ ​Ruth​ ​Maryland,​ ​please​ ​use​ ​the​ ​following​ ​Numbers:

United​ ​Way​ ​Central​ ​Maryland​ ​No.​ ​143
United​ ​Way​ ​National​ ​Capital​ ​Area​ ​No.​ ​9416
Maryland​ ​Charity​ ​&​ ​Combined​ ​Charity​ ​Campaign​ ​No.​ ​8143
Combined​ ​Federal​ ​Campaign​ ​No.​ ​75849

Donating Goods and Services

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safest and most convenient way for you to donate items for House of Ruth Maryland clients is to use our Amazon wishlist so items are delivered directly to us.

 Click here to learn about our donation guidelines and our frequently asked questions.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and to help the victims of intimate partner violence.  Volunteer opportunities can be for groups, individuals, for a one-time visit or for the long-term and range from administrative assistance to playroom aides to representing House of Ruth Maryland at community events.  Click here to learn more about specific volunteer opportunities and how you can get involved.
B-More Bags
B-More Bags are designed and hand crafted entirely by volunteers. Each bag is an individual work of art: some are classic, others trendy and a few take a walk on the wild side. We use donated designer fabrics and trims, jewelry and embellishments to create truly unique and functional tote bags, handbags, market bags, dressy bags, “stuff” bags, wine bottle bags, and more. All proceeds from the sale of B-More Bags support the House of Ruth Maryland’s services for the victims of intimate partner violence. Since 2005, B-More Bag sales have raised more than $60,000.

Click here to learn more about B-More Bags!

In Kind Donations
There are many ways to support victims of intimate partner violence.  Through the Adopt A Family program, Baskets of Smiles, Home Starter Kits and many other projects, you can donate items that can help survivors get back on their feet and life a live free from fear.

Click here to learn more about these programs.

Amazon Wishlist

Our Amazon wishlist is a great way to support House of Ruth Maryland!  You can order through Amazon Smiles (and we receive a donation from your purchase) and you can directly ship to our facility!  Click here to shop now!

 

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One​ ​of​ ​the​ ​highlights​ ​of​ ​the​ ​summer​ ​season.​ ​Held​ ​at​ ​Gertrude’s​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Sculpture​ ​Garden of​ ​the​ ​BMA,​ ​guests​ ​enjoy​ ​live​ ​music,​ ​drinks​ ​and​ ​crab​ ​dishes​ ​prepared​ ​by​ ​nationally renowned​ ​chef,​ ​John​ ​Shields,​ ​while​ ​watching​ ​the​ ​sun​ ​set​ ​over​ ​Baltimore.