Due to the confidentiality of our program locations and the intensive training required to work with women and children who are survivors of complex trauma, House of Ruth offers very limited volunteer opportunities.  Right now, our needs are met.

However, there are other ways to help.  Many individuals and groups in the community organize their own fund-raising efforts for House of Ruth.  If you’d like to raise money for House of Ruth, please send an email to development@houseofruth.org describing your idea for raising money.

We’ve received donations from children who set up a lemonade stand, groups of friends who have gathered at a potluck or cocktail party, yoga workshops, benefit performances of many kinds, and birthday celebrations where gifts to House of Ruth were encouraged.  Student groups, from day care programs and elementary schools to colleges and universities, have used a variety of approaches to raising funds for the women and children at House of Ruth. 

Bottom line – please don’t feel that you must do more than give.  Truly, the best way to help the women and children at House of Ruth is with your financial donation.  Your gift will help us provide housing and services to more than 1,000 women and children annually who are battling homelessness, domestic violence and poverty.

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.