Thank you for thinking of the needs of the women and children who are in the programs at House of Ruth Maryland!

 Due to the COVID19 pandemic, our Donation Center is currently closed.  There is not essential staff on site to accept deliveries.


Current needs – bolded items indicate urgent needs.

  • Gift cards – Walmart, Target, Grocery Stores (GIant, Safeway, Shoppers) and Amazon
  • Food for our food pantry, non-perishable, non-expired food items – rice, pasta, canned vegetables & beans, peanut butter, tuna fish, cereal, granola bars are some high use items
  • Diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6, all size pull ups
  • NEW wash cloths
  • Wire Hair Brushes
  • Deodorant
  • New pillows
  • New twin-size blankets, comforters, and sheet sets
  • New air mattresses
  • Hair care products (shampoo, conditioner, etc) for all racial groups.

Baby Supplies

  • Baby wipes
  • Pampers sizes 3, 4, 5 and 6, Pull-ups sizes 4T, 5T and 6T
  • Crib sheets for small cribs and cots, Crib sheets that fit mattresses sized 23 3/8 x 37 1/4 (not standard size)
  • NEW Infant and Toddler Sleepwear
  • Swim diapers
  • Baby lotion, baby cornstarch powder, diapering cream Baby formula, baby food (stages 2 and 3), baby cereal baby snacks
  • Individually wrapped snacks and juice boxes for children coming to therapy after school
  • Baby bottles 8 to 9 oz., pacifiers, aspirators, thermometers, baby Tylenol and Motrin
  • New High chairs
  • Strollers
  • New convertible car seats only (no used)

School Supplies

  • Day planners/calendars
  • School uniforms (khaki pants and dark polo shirts)
  • loose-leaf paper
  • pocket folders
  • subject dividers
  • labels
  • pencil boxes
  • colored pencils
  • sharpeners
  • glue sticks/bottle glue
  • round-tipped scissors
  • construction paper
  • hand sanitizer
  • boxes of tissues
  • all kinds and sizes of book bags
  • index cards
  • paper reinforcers
  • rulers
  • play dough
  • tissue paper
  • all kinds of flash cards for preschoolers and elementary grades


  • Infant & toddler toys: play mats, rattles, baby mirrors, stacking cups and boxes, Jack in the boxes, Lego Duplo, Fisher-Price Learning Toys, nesting blocks
  • Multi-cultural doll house families
  • Multi-cultural baby dolls
  • Lego sets for ages 6 and older, “Friends” Legos
  • Dress up clothes for young children, i.e. doctor, fireman, vet, etc.
  • Water play and sand tables for child care
  • 4 seat original Bye- bye Buggy
  • Disney Princess toys
  • My Little Pony and Littlest Pet Shop Toys, Tea Party Sets
  • Hello Kitty Toys
  • Dora the Explorer Toys
  • Kitchen Toy Food

Craft Supplies

  • Poster board and construction paper (multi-colored)
  • Paint
  • Finger paint and finger paint paper
  • Arts and craft materials such as: glitter and fabric glue, glue sticks, puff balls, feathers, pipe cleaners, liquid glue, star stickers, stickers, colored duct tape, scissors, glitter, etc.
  • Art & craft kits
  • Gel pens & Washable markers


  • New socks and undergarments for women and children (all sizes)
  • NEW undershirts sizes 24 months to 36 months
  • NEW umbrellas
  • New Sleepwear for adults and children
  • New clothing, shoes, and accessories for women and children
  • Bathing suits for children


  • Toothpaste (3oz and 4oz tubes), toothbrushes, toiletries (full size)
  • Women’s hair brushes
  • Tweezers and nail clippers
  • Sanitary Products (Pads and Tampons), Deodorant, Bar Soap


  • New Twin size sheets
  • New twin size blankets
  • New twin size comforters
  • New bed pillows
  • Laundry baskets
  • New Bath towels and washcloths


  • Gift Cards: Gas, Wal-Mart, Target, Safeway, Giant, etc.
  • Flea collars
  • Puppy pads
  • Family oriented DVDs
  • Rolling racks for clothing
  • Child and Adult passes to: movies, Zoo, Aquarium, Port Discovery, Science Center, sporting events
  • Non-perishable food (i.e., peanut butter and jelly, tuna, cereal, pasta, granola bars, juice boxes, etc.)
  • Pots for plants about 4 inches in diameter
  • 8.5 x 11 Frames

Office Supplies

  • Day planners and calendars
  • Transparent tape, dispensers
  • Journals, ink pens
  • Adult size scissors,
  • White 8 1/2 x 11 copy paper
  • Masking tape

Household & Cleaning Supplies

  • New Vacuum cleaners
  • Toilet paper, Cleaning supplies, Laundry Detergent, Paper products (plates, cups, napkins)
  • Plastic storage containers with lids – small, medium and large sizes
  • Humidifiers, oscillating floor fans
  • New household items: plates, glasses, flatware, pots & pans, toasters, crock pots

Unfortunately, for health, safety and storage reasons, we DO NOT ACCEPT the following items:
Used TV’s; Used household items; Used toys; Used stuffed animals; Bicycles and Roller blades;
Used car seats; Used cribs; Used high chairs; Sample/travel size or partially used toiletries;
Men’s clothing; Adult diapers; Medical equipment; Large quantities of used books; Christmas decorations; and Vehicles

Please call House of Ruth Maryland at 410-554-8449 before bringing donations of home electronics, appliances, house wares and kitchen items. We have limited storage space and are not always able to accept these items. Thank you!