Want to get your school, church, friends, family, business, or neighborhood association involved?

Host a fundraiser to benefit the House of Ruth Maryland. These activities are easy to plan and are excellent ways of socializing while raising money and awareness around the issue of intimate partner violence.

When victims show up at our door, they come with very little. We provide 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 intimate partner violence 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.

Fundraising Ideas :

Hold A Garage Sale/Yard Sale: It’s a great way to get rid of old clothes and household items while raising funds for victims of intimate partner violence.

Host A House Party: Plan and sell tickets to a fundraiser to benefit the House of Ruth Maryland. Set a fundraising goal and invite people who have an interest in ending intimate partner violence and want to learn more about the House of Ruth. Invite a member of our Speaker’s Bureau for the opportunity to learn more about the issue. (Note: Speaker’s Bureau requests are considered for audiences of at least 20 or more.)

Hold A Bake Sale: Show off your baking skills to benefit the House of Ruth Maryland.

Host A Board Game Tournament: Teams will play against each other so encourage participants to create a team name and theme. Charge each team a $10-$25 entry fee and donate the money raised to help victims of intimate partner violence.

Hold A Spaghetti Dinner: Invite all your friends to a fundraising dinner (or Pancake Breakfast or Ice Cream Social). Charge a $5 entry fee or encourage attendees to donate directly to the House of Ruth Maryland.

Host A Wine & Cheese Evening: Charge an entry fee to benefit victims services or encourage donations on site. Invite a member of the House of Ruth Maryland’s Speaker’s Bureau for the opportunity to learn more about the issue. (Note: Speaker’s Bureau requests are considered for audiences of at least 20 or more.)

Have A Photo Contest: Encourage your co-workers, friends or group members to hold a photo contest. Place cans in front of each submission and have people vote by dropping coins or dollars into the appropriate cans.

Wear Jeans Day: For a $5 donation to the House of Ruth Maryland, let employees wear jeans or casual clothes for a day.

Host A Movie Night: Host a movie night at your house, church or center. Sell baked goods, snacks or popcorn to raise funds for victims of domestic violence.

Insert Your Own Creative Idea Here!

To get started, contact Faith Savill at volunteers@hruthmd.org or by phone 410-554-8449.