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​​​Giving to Ruth's Place

Ruth's Place is a program of Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania (VOA).  You can make donations to the shelter by credit card online through VOA's secure website--just click on "Donate Now" below.  You can also send donations to Ruth's Place c/o 25 N. River St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Please make checks payable to "Ruth's Place." All donations are tax deductible. 

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​Volunteer at the Shelter

Ruth's Place is always in need of volunteers to help run the shelter.  A thorough information and training session is available for anyone interested. For more information, please call, e-mail, or write director Jackie Tona: jtona@voapa.org​; Ruth's Place; c/o 25 N. River St.; Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; (570) 822-6817


Ruth's Place Wish List

Ruth's Place is in need of many donated services and items, from medical and dental care to bedding, food, and toiletries. Please contact the Ruth's Place at 570-822-6817 if you might provide any of the following items.  Thank you for your generosity!  Donations of clothing and shoes for women experiencing homelessness may be given directly​ to the Volunteers of America Thrift Store: 400 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre (570-829-5100).  


Bottled Water                                                                            Dish Soap

Conditioner                                                                               Feminine Hygiene Products

Body Wash                                                                                Coffee

Bar Soap                                                                                   Sugar/Creamer

Loofahs                                                                                     Non Perishable Food Items

Large Bath Towels                                                                      Toilet Paper

Washcloths                                                                                Paper Towels

Hair Styling Products                                                                 Sleepwear (New)          

Deodorant                                                                                39 Gallon Trash Bags

Headphones                                                                             Cleaning Supplies

Clothes Detergent                                                                     Undergarments (New)

Dishwasher Soap                                                                       Office Supplies (printer paper)

Hair Brushes                                                                              Bus Passes                             

Perishable Food (Milk, Fruit, Veggies, Meat, Eggs etc.)​                ​Postage Stamps

Journals and Pens                                                                      Drinks - including milk     

High Efficiency Laundry Detergent                                             Socks

Hair Services                                                                             Medical Services 

Dental Services                                                                         Counseling Services​​