House of Ruth

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Looking for another way to help? Donate something from our Amazon Wish List! Items purchased from our Wish List will be shipped directly to House of Ruth.

Items can also be purchased and shipped directly to our office at House of Ruth, 5 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Please email to arrange a drop-off time. To receive a donation receipt for your tax records, please email and include your receipt.

You can also select House of Ruth as your charitable organization of choice through their AmazonSmile program. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to House of Ruth.

Our current most urgently needed items are diverse children’s board books! Below is a list of authors and titles we need (25 copies per title):

  • Sophie Beer (e.g. Love Makes a Family)
  • Karen Beaumont (e.g. I Like Myself!)
  • Sandra Boynton (e.g. Hippos Go Berserk)
  • Eric Carle (e.g. The Very Hungry Caterpillar)
  • Eva Chen (e.g. A is for Awesome)
  • Alexandra Day (e.g. The Carl Books)
  • Kelly DiPucchio (e.g. Littles: And How They Grow)
  • Ezra Jack Keats (e.g. The Snowy Day)
  • Leo Lionni (e.g. Little Blue and Little Yellow)
  • Bill Martin (e.g. Brown Bear)
  • Anna Membrino (e.g. I Look Up to … Michelle Obama)
  • Susan Meyers (e.g. Everywhere Babies)
  • Todd Parr (e.g. The I Love You Book)
  • Leslie Patricelli (e.g. Yummy/Yucky)
  • Roger Priddy (e.g. My First 100 Words)
  • Shelley Rotner (e.g. All Kinds of People)
  • Tammi Sauer (e.g. Mary Had a Little Glam)
  • David Shannon (e.g. The David Books)
  • Jonas Sickler (e.g. Old MacDonald Had a Farm)
  • Britta Teckentrup (e.g. Fast and Slow)
  • Carol Thompson (e.g. Amazing Me!)
  • Vera B. Williams (e.g. More, More, More Said the Baby)
  • Audrey Wood (e.g. The Napping House)


We are always in need of the following items:

  • laundry detergent
  • bar soap
  • diapers (size 5)
  • baby wipes
  • cleaning supplies (no bleach)
  • kitchen trash bags
  • deodorant
  • feminine pads (not tampons!)
  • new sheet sets (twin, full, and queen)
  • new dishes, pots, and pans
  • new laundry baskets
  • new sleeping bags and air mattresses

Please respect the dignity of our program and families by only donating new and/or unopened items. We are always happy to accept cash donations which go directly to support the needs of the women and their families.

Car Donation to House of Ruth

Donate your car, boat, truck, RV, Jet Ski or snowmobile to House of Ruth and receive a tax deduction. This no cost, no hassle process begins when you contact our fundraising partner, Donation Line LLC at 877-227-7487. Make sure to ask for our extension 3310. Or you can click here “Donate Car” to donate online now.

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