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.

Donate Now

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​ Types of Financial Contributions

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.

Planned Giving

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.

Stock Donations

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

Wish​ ​List

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.


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.