Diversity and Girls Collaborative Clubs Collect 770 Toiletries for House of Ruth
Middle School families gathered 770 toiletries and infant-care products for House of Ruth this week in a supply drive led by members of the Diversity and Girls Collaborative clubs. Held March 29 to April 1, the drive quickly exceeded its goal of 500 items, and all donations will directly benefit women, children, and families throughout Maryland.
Founded in 1977, House of Ruth Maryland is a crisis shelter and nonprofit organization that provides aid to women and children who have suffered from domestic violence. The organization estimates that more than 200,000 incidents of intimate partner violence (IPV) occur in Maryland each year, harming and displacing more than 7,000 victims annually.
By providing much-needed food, shelter, legal assistance, and other services, House of Ruth aims to improve victims’ circumstances and offer support as they navigate their next steps.
Thank you to everyone who donated this week! Thanks to overwhelming community support, students earned a “Calvert spirit” dress-down day on Tuesday, April 6.