Making a Different for Our Clients from the Greater Merrimack Valley Community 

With care and compassion, Ruth’s House, Inc. provides clothing and employment training opportunities to individuals and families in need throughout the Greater Merrimack Valley. Ruth’s House has been a staple in the city of Haverhill, Massachusetts since the organization was founded in 1992. Helping those in need in our community is the heart of our organization. Referred clients are given season-appropriate clothing, including new socks & underwear quarterly. Also, seniors over 55 receive winter coats and accessories. We provide referred individuals with the opportunity to develop the skills needed to re-enter the workforce by training them right in our Thrift Shop.

In one month alone — Ruth’s House supplies over 2,000 articles of clothing to families and individuals in need throughout the Greater Merrimack Valley.  On any given day, we provide as many as ten local families the basic human need of clothing.

How You Can Make a Difference 

There are so many ways to make a difference … there are short term and long term opportunities!  

  • Join our Board of Directors Team – The Board of Directors is the governing body of Ruth’s House and are responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities. Board members meet weekly to discuss and vote on the affairs that benefit the organization. We thank our  Board of Directors for their amazing work that they perform year round.
  • Join our Ambassadors Team – Ambassadors are the complimentary partner of the Board of Directors. Board of Directors primarily focus on the internal workings and running of the organization.  Our Ambassadors are the promotional and public relations arm of the organization — externally focused on awareness, education and fundraising support. Ambassadors believe in and promote the mission, goals, and values of Ruth’s House. They are the walking embodiment of the good that Ruth’s Place contributes to the community.
  • Donate your gently used items, including:  Clothing, Shoes & Accessories, Furniture, Housewares & Home Decor, Domestics & Draperies, Jewelry & Handbags, Lamps & Lighting, Electronics & Stereo Equipment, CDs, DVDs, Video Games, Small Appliances, Office Furniture & Equipment, Books for Kids and Adults and Vintage Pieces & Art.
  • Donate an item on our Amazon Wish List.