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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​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​include​ ​the​ ​House​ ​of​ ​Ruth​ ​Maryland​ ​in​ ​your​ ​will​ ​or​ ​estate​ ​plans​ ​or​ ​have​ ​already,  please​ ​contact​ ​our​ ​development​ ​office​ ​at​ ​(410)​ ​554-8443​ ​and​ ​let​ ​us​ ​know!​ ​Although​ ​we​ ​cannot​ ​advise  you​ ​of​ ​tax​ ​benefits​ ​or​ ​give​ ​legal​ ​advice​ ​and​ ​encourage​ ​you​ ​to​ ​speak​ ​with​ ​a​ ​tax​ ​or​ ​legal professional,​ ​we’d​ ​like​ ​to​ ​recognize​ ​you​ ​for​ ​your​ ​support.

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  Development​ ​office​ ​at​ ​(410)​ ​554-8443.

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

House of Ruth Maryland could not support the many women and children who seek help every year without the generous donations of clothing, supplies, food and many other items we need.  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.

Wish List

House of Ruth Maryland’s Wish List is a list of items that our survivors always need – some are basic necessities – like toiletries and clothing.  Others are things that help – school supplies, cleaning supplies, gift cards, etc.  Your donation enables a survivor to use their often limited funds to pay rent, buy food and keep their family safe.

Click here to view the wish list.

Crabaret

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.