Ruth's House


Needs List

Current and Ongoing Needs List

Did you know you can raise money for Ruth’s House each time you make an Amazon purchase? The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible purchases. It’s also easy to shop from our Amazon wish list.

Items on the NEEDS LIST can be dropped off at our shelter in Faribault (call 507-332-2236 for directions) Thursdays from 4–6 p.m and Saturdays from noon–2 p.m. Donations can also be dropped off at the UCC Church in Northfield, Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. If you need to make other arrangements contact our Donations Coordinator, Sandy, at 507-581-1374 or

Current Needs List

  • plastic zipper twin mattress covers
  • zipper pillow covers
  • paper towels
  • diapers (size 5)
  • laundry soap
  • boy’s summer clothes (size 24 months)
  • new or gently used bikes
  • disinfectant cleaners
  • new garden shovels
  • small bedside lamps
  • coffee
  • outdoor gas grill
  • twin sheets and blankets
  • dish soap
  • floor cleaner
  • desk drawer organizers
  • men’s deodorant

If you would like to offer other items please check our our Donation Policy,
which lists items we accept as well as those we cannot accept. Then contact our Donations Coordinator, Sandy, at 507-581-1374 or to have your donation items approved before dropping them off.

Ongoing Needs List

  • Paper products: Toilet paper, facial tissues, and paper towels.
  • Cleaning products: Laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, and fabric softener.
  • Personal care products: Toothpaste, shampoo, liquid hand soap, and feminine care products.

Thank you and please stay posted each week for ways you can offer support! It costs approximately $500 per day for Ruth’s House to operate the transitional shelter.

Help make our house a home with an online contribution or serving as a volunteer.