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This year, we're bringing the Walk For Life to you!
On Saturday, May 9, we're hosting our annual "Walk for Life Fundraiser" to raise awareness and financial support for the moms and babies we serve. However, to ensure the safety of our supporters, this year's Walk For Life is being held wherever you are!
Whether or not you have a Facebook account, you can tune-in to our Facebook page at on
SATURDAY, MAY 9th AT 11:30 A.M. for a "Walk For Life send-off."
Participating in the Walk is great! Being a SPONSORED WALKER is what leads to life-change.


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**Raise $250+ and receive a free commemorative t-shirt (click shirt for better view).
Your support has provided safety, guidance, and hope for a better future to hundreds of moms and babies, so participate with us on May 9th, no matter where you are.
Ruth Harbor Ministries provides housing and support for young moms impacted by an unplanned pregnancy and their babies.

  • Walk Promo –
    from wherever you are!

  • Walking By Faith
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  • Walking By Faith
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  • Walking By Faith
    Video Montage 1

  • FundEasy Getting Started Guide


Q: What prizes are being awarded for the prize drawing?
A: Free tickets to the following events: Iowa Cubs, DSM Menace, DSM Buccaneers, Drake Bulldogs, Alan Jackson 2020 Tour, The Palms Theatre & IMAX, Blank Park Zoo
Q: What if I can’t walk on Saturday, May 9th?
A: Feel free to walk on your own or with your household at a date, time and location that works for you.


Christ-centered homes & programs for pregnant and parenting young moms.

Ruth Harbor holds two major awareness and fundraising events each year. Be sure to follow us on Facebook & Twitter, and join our email list to be notified of these upcoming events and how you can get involved.

  • Our Walk For Life is a family-friendly outdoor event held in May, the Saturday prior to Mother’s day. Individuals, families, small groups and churches are encouraged to become “sponsored walkers” and join us for a 1.2-mile walk to celebrate and raise funds for the ministry.

  • Our Fundraising Banquet is held in November of each year. This is an adult-only, semi-formal banquet with an opportunity to listen to a guest speaker, be brought up-to-date on the ministry’s successes and dreams, and enjoy life-changing testimonies from our former residents.

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Christ-centered homes & programs
for pregnant and parenting young moms.

Ruth Harbor Ministries
534 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone: 515-279-4661
Fax: 515-633-2157
M-F 8:30 AM-5 PM
Since we laughed along with him at last year’s banquet, Mike Williams published two books: Don’t Stand Under a Flock of Angry Birds: Ancient Wisdom from A Modern App and The Parable of the Muddy Jeep: The Adventurous Life of Riding Shotgun with God. He has another book due out yet this fall entitled Bows & Arrows…Life lessons I learned while trying to hit my target. Mike has recorded 14 CDs, 4 DVDs, and written numerous other books. Nationally-known speaker and writer, he’s heard daily on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Laugh USA channel. Mike came to popularity as a pro-life speaker after Focus on the Family brought his personal story of his own adoption and his son’s rescue and subsequent adoption to national spotlight.
“Tips” for raising funds and awareness for Ruth Harbor’s Walk for Life!

Communicate Ruth Harbor’s mission
Tell the listener why and how you are being supportive.
Invite the listener to join you in some way (walk, support, and/or pray).

Some practical ideas to consider:

  • Send an e-mail with link to your walker webpage
  • Ask for donations in lieu of birthday gift
  • Pass on your manicure or that extra latte this week, donate the savings to Ruth Harbor
  • Add Ruth Harbor Walk information to you voicemail message
  • Add a note about Ruth Harbor’s walk under your email signature
  • Post a donation form in your lunchroom.
  • Ask businesses that you frequent for a donation
  • Share Ruth Harbor’s story with your small group or your church
  • Drop your change in a “Ruth Harbor Jar” - have one for home and one for the office
  • Keep your sponsors updated on your progress toward your goal

Be Creative!