In-Kind Donations

Why doesn’t House of Ruth want your stuff?

  1. It’s relatively easy to get the material things the women and families need, in part because there are very good organizations that collect and re-distribute donated items. Providing housing and skilled staff is the hard part, and for that we need financial donations.
  2. Large gifts-in-kind programs can receive and re-distribute donated goods more efficiently than we can. We recommend A Wider Circle, in Silver Spring, Maryland and Martha’s Table, in the District of Columbia.

Be aware, both programs have donation guidelines and specific times when you can drop off donations. Use the links above to get their addresses, donation guidelines and hours.

If you really want to help women and children at House of Ruth, the best way to do it is to make a financial donation. Donate your good to excellent quality stuff to a large gifts-in-kind program or have a garage sale and send us the proceeds.

Many Ways to Give

Financial donations are the best way to help the women and children at House of Ruth.

There are many ways to give to House of Ruth. Most donors simply send a check to 5 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20005, or give via our secure server using a credit card (link to donation page). Many employers will match all or part of the donations of their employees and many also offer payroll deduction giving.

Donors of $500 or more annually are recognized through the Director’s Circle ($500 - $999), President’s Circle ($1,000 - $4,999) and Leadership Circle ($5,000 or more). Members of these giving Circles have an open invitation to come visit the programs at House of Ruth.

The Legacy Society honors donors who have made a provision for House of Ruth in their estate plans.