The operations at Ruby Mountain Resource Center are almost entirely dependent on donations from the community. This is one of the ways that people in our area can both better the community as a whole, and also support the hard-working, and unique, population that RMRC employs. Donations should be taken to Ruby Mountain Thrift Store, where people can receive a donation receipt if they would like to use the donations as a tax write-off. Several staff members should be available to provide these receipts, although availability may decrease slightly during their main lunch hours, so see a sales associate if no one is available at the donation drop-off site.
There are many ways to get involved with RMRC. While clothing and other donations are much appreciated, RMRC also has an emergency food-pantry that people can donate to. This pantry is used for true emergencies, and can also be utilized if a person qualifies to receive food under one of the grants that RMRC holds, but is approved at a time other than one of the distribution weekends.
Volunteer opportunities are also available. For the safety of the population that RMRC works with, volunteers do have a few steps to take before beginning their work. First, they have to get fingerprints done. Once the fingerprints are complete, they may begin working during the interim time that it takes for a background check to come back. RMRC also accepts those that have to do court-mandated community service. Crimes cannot be sexual or violent in these cases, and the person must have their court paperwork in order to begin their community service. To establish the time spent, any volunteers must sign in and out on forms that are available with the sales associates.