Ways to Give

House of Ruth Maryland operates thanks to the support of our community. We have several ways you can make financial contributions, donate gently or new clothing items, purchase essential items from our urgent wishlist and volunteer your time.

Financial Donations

When​ ​victims​ ​show​ ​up​ ​at​ ​our​ ​door,​ ​they​ ​come​ ​with​ ​very​ ​little,​ ​other​ ​than​ ​their​ ​children​ ​and​ ​their​ ​lives. Financial donations are the best way to provide immediate help to the women and children who are in need of urgent support. ​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 the clients we serve.

House of Ruth Maryland’s Tax ID number is 52-1100236.

Making a gift online is the most efficient way to give, but if you prefer to write a check, please mail to House of Ruth Maryland, P.O. Box 37147, Baltimore, MD 21297-3147. 

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.

Donating Goods

Donate essential items to help survivors of intimate partner violence get back on their feet. Please review our donation guidelines for a list of items we accept and do not accept. Many of our supporters enjoy hosting a donation drive for House of Ruth Maryland or shopping our Amazon Wishlists of urgent items.

Schedule a drop off at one of our locations. Contact us at donations@hruthmd.org or 443-569-0463 with questions 

Amazon Wish List

Our Amazon wish list is full of essential and urgent items that go directly to our clients. Fulfilling items on our wish list is one of the easiest ways to help support House of Ruth Maryland.

Financial Giving Options

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​ House​ ​of​ ​Ruth Maryland at ​2201​ ​Argonne​ ​Drive,​ ​Baltimore,​ ​MD​ ​21218​,​ ​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​ ​(​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

House of Ruth Maryland accepts donations in the form of stocks and securities. Donating appreciated assets avoids federal capital gains taxes and provides a federal income tax deduction for the current market value of the gift. Similar state tax benefits are available in most of the country.

When you donate appreciated stocks, versus a cash donation of the same value, your gift can be up to 20% larger because you avoid the taxes incurred from selling stocks and donating cash. After your donation is transferred, you will receive a thank you letter and donation receipt from House of Ruth Maryland.

Transferring stocks only take a few minutes. For more information and instructions on how to ​transfer​ ​stocks​ ​to​ ​​House​ ​of​ ​Ruth​ ​Maryland,​ ​please​ ​contact​ Andrew Primrose at aprimrose@hruthmd.org or 443-569-0515.

United Way and 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​ ​52-1100236
Combined​ ​Federal​ ​Campaign​ ​No.​ ​75849