House of Ruth Wish List (In-Kind Donations)

Kitchen utensils clipartHouse of Ruth accepts a wide range of in-kind donations for our residential shelter and community services program. All items on our wish list ensure that we have the supplies we need to support victims and their families.

Please note: we ask that all items be either new or gently used. Certain items (ex. toothpaste, shampoo, etc.) must be new, and this is noted where necessary.

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Read below to see the full wish list of items we currently accept and need.


  • Small Laundry Baskets – to hold welcome items
  • Duffle Bags – to hold welcome items
  • Journal Books
  • Inspirational Books – pocket sized and regular sized
  • Nightlights
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Slipper Socks
  • Note Pads, Writing Pens


  • Sheets (twin size, fitted & flat, white or beige)
  • Pillow Cases (standard size, white or beige)
  • Blankets (twin/full size)
  • Bed Spreads (twin/full size)
  • Comforters (twin/full size)
  • Pillows (standard)


  • Bath Towels (bath, hand, & face, baby wash cloths)
  • Bath Floor Towels/mats
  • Shower Curtains and rings
  • Liquid Hand Soap

PERSONAL CARENew & Full-Sized Items Only; No Travel-Sized Items

  • Toothpaste
  • Feminine Care products (tampons, pads)
  • Lotions / Body Creams
  • Liquid Body Washes
  • Facial Tissue
  • Shampoo/Conditioner


  • Flatware (spoons, forks)
  • Serving Utensils
  • Pots and Pans
  • Casserole Dishes
  • Commercial Cookware
  • Rice Cooker
  • Dish Towels
  • Oven Mitts
  • Correlle Plates, Bowls, Cups
  • Gallon Zip Lock Bags
  • Dinner Napkins
  • Paper Towels


  • Non-Perishable Canned Foods
  • Non-Perishable Dry Foods
  • Bottle Water
  • Snack Items
  • Girl Scout Cookies
  • Gift Cards for Costco and/or other grocery stores


  • Commercial Vacuum
  • Floor Steamer Cleaner
  • Small Microwaves (5 needed)
  • Commercial Washing machines (4 needed)
  • Commercial Dryers (3 needed)
  • Commercial Beverage Dispensers (for coffee, hot tea, iced tea, lemonade, etc.)
  • Commercial Food Slicer
  • Blender
  • Pots and Pans
  • Bake Ware
  • Commercial/Large Rice Cooker
  • Floor Lamps
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Swiffer Dusters
  • Mops and Mop Heads
  • Brooms
  • Commercial Squeegee for 8ft. windows
  • Small Wastebaskets (for client rooms)
  • Toilet Brushes


  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Fruit Roll Ups
  • Juice Boxes
  • Pretzels
  • Animal Crackers


  • Heirloom Vegetable/Fruit Seeds/Plants
  • Heirloom Herb Seeds/Plants
  • Organic Garden Soil
  • Gardening Gloves
  • Garden Kneeling Pads
  • Gardening Clippers, Shovels, etc.
  • Decorative Ceramic Pots for herbs and tomato plants
  • Garden Aprons for children and adults
  • Garden Hats
  • Watering Cans
  • Baskets for collecting the Harvest


  • OTC (over the counter) medications:  cold & cough medicines, Airborne, Tylenol, aspirins, baby medications.
  • Thermometers
  • First Aid Kit/supplies
  • Disaster Prep Supplies
  • Gift Cards (Target, Wal-Mart, Fast Food Restaurants.
  • Non-Violent DVD Movies for adults.
  • Small Suitcases & Duffle bags

Rev. 2/2011