House of Ruth

2023 Gift Card Drive

Many women experiencing homelessness or healing from domestic violence struggle to meet their basic needs, such as food, shelter, and healthcare. At House of Ruth, we are committed to supporting and helping women and their children. That’s why we’re launching a gift card drive to provide them with essential resources and support.

Why a Gift Card Drive? 

Gift cards provide a flexible and efficient way to provide support to our clients. By donating gift cards, we can provide survivors with the means to purchase the items they need the most, whether it’s groceries, clothing, or personal care items. This approach allows us to better meet each person’s specific needs rather than providing a one-size-fits-all solution.

Gift cards also allow survivors the ability to maintain their dignity and independence by giving them the freedom to make their own choices about what they purchase. This can be especially empowering for those who may have recently had their autonomy and decision-making abilities compromised.

Donating gift cards eliminates the need to sort, store, and transport large quantities of donated items, which can be time-consuming and expensive. This means that more of the resources can go directly to helping the individuals and families who need it the most.

How You Can Help

  • You can purchase gift cards for local grocery stores like Giant, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, or Visas/Mastercards and drop them off directly to House of Ruth at 5 Thomas Circle NW Washington DC.
  • Purchase gift cards online through our Amazon Wishlist: https://a.co/2HXkXWr


Every donation, no matter the size, can make a big difference in the lives of women who are experiencing homelessness or have been victims of domestic violence.