In December 2017, Ford’s Theatre Society raised an astonishing $96,226.93 for House of Ruth during their performances of A Christmas Carol! The cast spoke about House of Ruth and collected donations from November 16 to December 27, 2017. In addition to a collection at each curtain call, patrons were encouraged to make donations through the Ford’s Theatre Box Office, and members of the Christmas Carol company and Ford’s Theatre Society staff contributed to the campaign.
“Each donation given by audiences allows House of Ruth to provide safe spaces and services for women and families who’ve encountered domestic violence. It has been our joy to see the A Christmas Carol message of generosity come to life in this season of reflection and sharing,” said Ford’s Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault.
“These generous and much-needed gifts will help women and children all winter and on into spring,” said House of Ruth Executive Director Sandra Jackson. “Women and children who have lost their hope and joy will find it again thanks to this kindness. We appreciate Ford’s Theatre, its cast, and its generous audiences for this wonderful donation.”
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