March, 2021
House of Ruth Happenings!
Celebrating Powerful Voices during Women's History Month
This year’s 2021 theme for Women’s History Month is "Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced." This theme recognizes the battle for women’s suffrage which was gained in the 1920’s with the enactment of the 19th Amendment. For Women’s History Month we are highlighting contemporary female activists fighting for women’s empowerment, equality, representation and the dismantling of oppressive systems and institutions in America. 
Tiana Day
Tiana Day is an 18-year-old activist and founder of the nonprofit “Youth Advocates for Change.” Tiana was instrumental in conducting and leading the first ever Black Lives Matter march across San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge on June 6, 2020. Over 50,000 individuals marched that day in support of her message to “Lead with Love.” Day has founded a non-profit organization to amplify and empower youth voices through local activism and social justice issues. 
Faith Florez
Another young trailblazer is 18-year-old Faith Florez, a third generation Mexican American and descendant of farmworkers, who developed an app called Calor to help farmworkers combat heat stress. She continues to pilot the app and fundraise for its development through her Latina Legacy Foundation while advocating for further tech solutions affecting the Latinx community. 
Roxane Gay
Finally, Roxane Gay is a Haitian American writer, professor, editor and social commentor. Her writing focuses on critical social issues concerning racial inequality, sexual violence, domestic violence, body image, feminism, and queer identity. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. She is also the author of several best seller books including “An Untamed State” and “Bad Feminist.” Gay has a strong voice and is not afraid to use it to empower women around the world.  
These women have shown leadership and boldness in using their powerful voices to challenge the status quo and lift up their communities. We salute their bravery. 

Awareness Through Art Contest Winners
Thank you to everyone who participated in February’s Virtual Awareness Through Art contest. The event successfully showcased meaningful artwork created by our local teen activists portraying their experience with teen dating violence. Thank you to all the artists that submitted a piece for this event. We appreciate your creativity and insightful art.

We have complied a list of the winners: 
First Place: Emotional Abuse
By Laila Khalilieh,
Rancho Cucamonga High School,
Grade 11.
Second Place: Help Each Other Flourish
By Amaya Ureno, 
Rancho Cucamonga High School,
Grade 12.
Third Place: Love Shouldn't Hurt
By Jacquelynn Nguyen,
Village Academy High School,
Grade 9.
Community Choice Award: Untitled
By Alexus Deits,
Rancho Cucamonga High School,
Grade 11.
Virtual Moveable Feast is Back!

The Moveable Feast has been House of Ruth's tradition for over 20 years. Due to the pandemic the Moveable Feast will once again be going virtual.

We invite you to host a dinner in your own home and share your dinner pictures on House of Ruth's Facebook Page. Best dinner picture will be awarded a prize.

Attendees will be treated to a virtual reception hosted by House of Ruth's Executive Director Pat Bell, Director of Development Rhonda Beltran, and include guest speakers and entertainment.

If you would like more information on sponsoring this event please call Rhonda Beltran at 909-868-8007.
Immediate Shelter Needs!

We need your help with the following brand new items:

  • Twin size blankets.
  • Full size blankets.
  • 24-28 inch Smart T.V.'S with wall mounts. (10-15 total T.V.'s).
  • Shower curtains, shower curtain liners, and hooks.

For more information or to schedule a donation drop off please email Rhonda Beltran at Thank you for your support.