Stock/Mutual Funds

Download stock transfer instructions to send to your broker. 

Remember, you’ll maximize your tax benefits by donating stock that has increased in value and that you have held for more than a year.  For your tax purposes, you’ll get a letter of gratitude indicating the mean value of the stock on the day House of Ruth received it into our account...that’s the amount you can deduct as a charitable contribution (within the limits of the law).

If you happen to have a Vanguard account, you can easily transfer mutual funds to House of Ruth’s account. Just get the “Giving Fund Shares to Organizations” Form off the Vanguard website, fill it in, and mail it to House of Ruth for completion. We will turn it around in two days and mail it off to Vanguard for processing. If you are planning your transaction to occur in a particular year, please get the forms to House of Ruth well before the last business day of that year.

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.