Family Items

The items below are available in The Ruth Project storage and we’d love to give to families who can/will use them. Requesting an item doesn’t guarantee you will receive it – a staff member will reach out to confirm a pick up date with you.   

Diaper Genie

White Diaper Genie

Fisher-Price Lights & Sounds Barbie Tricycle

Little Tikes – Cozy Coupe

This item is quite worn with stickers peeling off and scratches but we thought we'd offer anyway!

Bumbo Seat

First Years Bumbo Floor Seat - Magenta

Fisher-Price Bouncer: Signature Style

Brand new bouncer for <12 months.

Free Passes to Burpee Museum

2 free child passes to Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford.

More to Explore Passes

2 admissions to each Peoria Park District Facility/Program: Owens Ice Center, Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, RiverPlex Recreation Center, Peoria Zoo, Forest Park Nature Center (Guided Hike)

White Changing Table

Dream on Me Emily Changing Table - white

VTech Amazement Park Playset

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels - Ultimate Amazement Park Playset. Unfortunately, we don't have any cars to go with it.

Activity Walker *pending*

Brand new Fisher-Price Musical Activity Walker for 3-36 months.

Baby Bouncer *pending*

Fisher-Price Baby Bouncer, Rainforest Jumperoo Activity-Center with music, lights, sounds, and developmental toys.

Little Tikes Basketball Hoop *pending*

Brand new indoor and outdoor basketball hoop.

Rocking Horse *pending*

Rocking horse - it's definitely used but we wanted to offer in case someone would love to ride and play with him.

Scavenger Hunt Passes – Let’s Hunt *pending*

Two Single Hunt Pass Tickets. See more details here: www.letsroam.com/how_it_works/scavenger_hunt_tours

Toddler Bed + Mattress *pending*

White toddler bed with mattress (believed to be the Dream On Me Classic Design).

Zoo Activity Cube *pending*

5 in 1 zoo themed activity cube Includes abacus, xylophone, white board, and maze race.

Meal Team

Meals are such a wonderful way to provide instant and practical relief to our families on a hard day (or just a busy one)!

Once you’ve cooked to your heart’s content, choose a date and time below to drop off your meal(s) at The Storehouse in Elgin.

Some details:
- All items in meal must be frozen. We love sides and dessert options as well.
- Kid-friendly and comfort meals are encouraged.
- Please avoid allergies (ie: peanuts, shellfish).
- If you have gluten/dairy free recipes, we also accept those!
- Please attach a separate sheet with details instructions for cooking and recipe (including ingredients)

Thank you!
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Farm Landscape Team

The Farm Landscape Team will help keep The Farm grounds looking beautiful for our families. You are welcome to come anytime within the listed hours!

Routine tasks may include: Weed-waking, weeding, mulching, watering, and gathering flowers for bouquets.

(We are looking for four zero-turn drivers to help mow once a month. If you, or someone you know, would like to help with mowing - please email us below!)

If you have any questions, please email us at Info@RuthProject.com
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Animal Care

Calling all animal lovers!

Love and snuggles from our variety of farm creatures is important to our children. This Animal Care Team will help feed, care for, and train our farm animals.

This includes our donkey, highland cow, chickens, ducks, and pup! Routine care will be assisting in feeding, grooming, and spending time with the animals to ensure friendliness. Training will be provided, no experience necessary.

Thank you so much!
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Greenhouse Care

Do you have a green-thumb?
We’d love your help in keeping the Greenhouse alive!

By assisting us with watering, weeding, planting, and nurturing the flower and salad beds, you will be apart of creating a calm and peaceful place for our foster moms to enjoy!

Don’t worry, we will make sure to provide you with all the instructions you need when you arrive.

Greenhouse Care only needs completed once a day - so you are welcome to come anytime between 9am-6pm (the earlier the better)!
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