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.
Financial donations are the best way to provide immediate help to the women and children who are in need of urgent support. You can donate online, text HRUTH to 41444, by phone 410-554-8443 or by mail.
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.
Ways You Can Donate
United Way Campaigns:
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
Matching Gifts Programs
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 you 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.
Please see our current Wish List for items we are currently accepting. The list changes seasonally. We also have a special “Back to School” list and “Holidays” list.
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.