Ways to Give

Cash Contributions

You can make a donation by cash, check or credit card.


You can make a money donation via Venmo.


In Kind Gifts

Alternatives to monetary gifts such as equipment and supplies are always appreciated if they meet a need.

See Wish List below.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to support charitable initiatives. Most companies match dollar for dollar, but some will double or triple an employee’s gift.

Gifts in Honor/ Gifts in Memory

Honoring a family member, friend or colleague with a gift in the their name is a touching way to pay tribute to a special person in your life.

Stock or Securities

Gifts of stock, bonds, or mutual funds are tax-deductible to the full extent of the Internal Revenue Code. Consult with your broker and tax advisor on the best option for you.


A gift of life insurance can be a low-cost yet generous way to make a meaningful contribution by naming Ruth’s Cottage as primary beneficiary of your life insurance policy or as contingent beneficiary should your other beneficiaries not survive you. You can also donate your paid-up insurance policy.

Planned Gift

In certain instances, it may be preferable from an estate, financial, and tax planning perspective to consider long-term gift planning. This can be accomplished through various gift instruments, such as charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, charitable lend trusts, and bequests. Consult with your estate planning/tax advisor on the best option for you.

Amazon Smile

You can shop for yourself using our Amazon Smile, and Amazon donates 0.5% to Ruth’s Cottage and The Patticake House.

Learn more below.

Donations from the Wish List below can be dropped off at our Administration Office at

211 Chesnutt Avenue, Tifton, GA 31794


Wish List

  • Toilet Paper
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Dishwasher Liquid
  • Women’s Sports Bras (new only)
  • Child Diapers (all sizes) and Wipes
  • Luggage
  • Copier Paper
  • Make-up Remover Towelettes
  • Pajama’s (women, children)
  • Laundry Detergent/HE
  • Lightweight Blankets
  • Make-up
  • Batteries (all sizes)
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish Soap
  • Hair Accessories
  • Women’s Hygiene Products For All Ethnicities (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, etc.)
  • Facial Tissues
  • Q-Tips
  • Bottled Water
  • Dish Washer Scrubbers
  • Underwear (women, men, children – new only)
  • Sheet Sets (twin size – new only)
  • Keurig Pods

Over-The-Counter Medications:


  • Tylenol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Motrin
  • Benadryl
  • Cough Syrup
  • ZzzQuil
  • DayQuil
  • NyQuil
  • Melatonin
  • Pepto Bismol


  • Liquid Tylenol
  • Liquid Ibuprofen
  • Liquid Motrin
  • Liquid Benadryl
  • Toilet Paper
  • Journals/Diaries With Pens For Teens
  • DVD-R Blank DVDs (not Staples brand)
  • Copier Paper
  • Coke, Mt. Dew, or Sprite Can Packs
  • Paper Towels
  • Bottled Water
  • Capri-suns
  • Kool-Aid Jammers
  • Washable Crayola Markers – 8 ct. of Primary Colors