Shelter Wish List

The women and children who seek shelter at Ruth’s House often arrive with little more than the clothes they’re wearing. Community donations bring the day-to-day goods they need.

Drop off donations at Ruth’s House Antique Shop (228 W. Main St., Washington, NC 27889) or call Ruth’s House at (252) 946-0709 to arrange donations.

This time of year we are so thankful for monetary and gift card donations. They help us ensure that our residents enjoy a nice Christmas!

Here’s the rest of our list for November 2017:

  • Aluminum foil
  • Air freshener
  • Baby wipes
  • Batteries
  • Blankets (small/throw)
  • Bleach
  • Body wash
  • Butter
  • Canned meats/lunch meats (tuna, vienna sausages)
  • Chapstick
  • Christmas gift sets (for women and children)
  • Cling wrap
  • Cough drops
  • Copy paper
  • Diapers
  • Dish detergent
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Feminine products
  • Floss
  • Gift cards (Walmart, Lowe’s, Visa, etc.)
  • Gas cards (Speedway, Murphy’s, etc.)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand soap
  • Hand warmers
  • Jackets/pullovers
  • Laundry detergent
  • Latex gloves
  • Leggings
  • Lotion
  • Luggage or backpacks
  • Make-up
  • Manicure sets/clippers
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mouthwash
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic silverware/forks
  • Planners/journals
  • Post-It Notes
  • Ranch dip packets
  • Razors
  • Salad dressings
  • Scarfs, gloves, earmuffs, toboggans/beanies
  • Spices
  • Sponges
  • Socks
  • Solo cups/plastic cups
  • Soups/soup starters (cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, etc.)
  • Sugar
  • Swiffer pads
  • Swiffer spray
  • Teabags or Kool-Aid
  • Thermometers
  • Toilet tissue
  • Tupperware
  • Undergarments
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vaseline
  • Ziploc Bags (gallon size)

For Ruth’s House Antiques and More: antiques, furniture, glass and collectibles.