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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.