Ways to Donate Items
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.
Questions about Donations
Do you take clothing?
No, we are currently unable to accept clothing donations.
September 4 through November 2 we will accept only school uniforms and NEW clothing. After November 2, in preparation for our transition to a new donation center, we will stop accepting clothing donations at our current donation center. Beginning January 8, 2019, we will accept donations Tuesday through Saturday at our new location.
When we are accepting clothing, no appointment is necessary. Simply drop your items off at the Weinberg Center Monday through Friday between the hours of 12pm and 8 pm. For directions, call (410) 889-0840. We are unable to accept items on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
Do you accept stuffed animals or used toys?
We do not accept any used stuffed animals or toys due to health and safety concerns. Please choose a new toy from our wish list if you want to donate something that children can play with.
Do you pick up donations?
We are sorry, but we are unable to pick up donations.
Where do I drop items off?
Items can be dropped off at the Weinberg Center in Northeast Baltimore City. For directions, please call our Main Office at (410) 889-0840, or see our Donation Guidelines for more information.
Do you have other drop-off locations?
No, we can only accept donations at our Main Office location, the Weinberg Center.
Can I get a tax receipt for my donation?
All donors are provided with a tax receipt. Financial Donors will be mailed an acknowledgement letter which is considered a tax receipt. A receipt form is available for donors who give in-kind donations at the time of the donation.
Do you accept furniture?
We currently do not accept furniture donations. We recommend you contact Stephani Mummert, 410-771-0053, at New Life Furniture Warehouse about donating furniture.
Do you accept cars?
We currently do not accept vehicle donations.
Do you take computers?
We accept computers that are in working order and are Pentium IIIs or above. Please contact John Bowers at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to arrange a donation of computer items.
Do you accept cell phones?
We accept cell phones, iPods, and iPads for recycle. All information should be cleared off the cell phone (i.e., stored numbers, voicemails, etc.) and it should be “unlocked”.