We Do More than Meet Needs. We Love Abundantly.

Donate Items

Through your donations of new or gently used items, we can support our
Ruth Families with an abundance that goes far beyond the bare
necessities. Providing comfort to families is a key component of their
long-term success. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

General Information About Donating

We ask that all donations be new or gently used clothing, equipment, or supplies. Please separate clothing into gender and size to help our team as they inventory, tag, and hang donations. Please place clothing donations in labeled, 13-gallon plastic bags.

Accepted Donations

  • Clothing (0m-18y)
  • Strollers
  • Car Seats
  • Highchairs
  • Diapers/Wipes
  • Toys (must be complete sets)
  • Sports Equipment
  • Cribs & Port-a-cribs
  • Nursery Bedding

Current Specific Needs

KIDS:

TEENS:

For large equipment donations, please click here to continue.

Thank you so much!

Schedule a Drop-Off

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Have a medical question?

Consult With Dr. Harris Online

If you need to consult with Dr. Harris about a medical issue or any other concerns, you can fill out the form and she will contact you by the end of the next working day

Donations On Hold

Thank you so much for considering donating to The Ruth Project! We have been so blessed to have an overabundance of clothing donations and need some time to process the items. We are hoping to be able to receive donations starting in the middle of October.

We are currently accept the following items gently used:
all boys clothing 3y and older, girls 4y, 8y, & 12y.

We are also in need of winter boots, gift cards for teens, and toys for Christmas.

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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