Holiday Toy Drive

STEP collect Holiday toys during October, November and December. There is a new avenue for Holiday Toys – Seasonal 2purchasing toys to donate that are fun and easy to do through Amazon and Target.

For Amazon and Target you can buy your Holiday toy donation online and have it sent directly to STEP! Click on STEP’s Amazon Wish List or STEP’s Target Wish List to be directed to STEP’s page.

Infants/ToddlersColorful toys that stimulate the brain; bouncy seats, trucks, multi-cultural dolls, and building blocks.

Ages 4—7: Toys that encourage creative play; dress-up clothes, Legos, Num Noms, Trolls, Finding Dori, multi-cultural Barbie Holiday dolls.

Ages 8—10Little Live Pets, Legos (Star Wars, Lego Friends, Ghost Busters), Pokemon cards and games, Shrinky Dinks Book (Klutz), Selfie Mic Music Set, Bop it! Game

Ages 11—18Children in this age group will be given gift cards.  Values of $10, $20, and $30 are needed.

Please donate your new toy or gift card no later than Monday, December 12th.  To help us better sort toys, attach the retail value of each item you donate.  Purchases in the $20 to $40 range are ideal.  

Please note:  For more ideas, go to our website.  STEP does NOT need stocking stuffers, decorations, make-up, violent toys, balls, or used toys.

Drop your toy donation off at STEP. To help us sort toys, attach the retail value of each item you donate. Purchases in the $15 to $40 range are ideal.  Toy Drive

STEP will be accepting toys up to December 12.

Questions? Call Diane at STEP (952) 925-5161, ext 14, or email Diane@STEPslp.org.

Thank you for your generosity!
Please drop off donations during our regular open hours at the back of the building. Pull up in the alley and ring the doorbell. A volunteer will answer, take your donations, and provide you with a receipt. Donations left outside the building when STEP is closed will be considered dumping and be referred to law enforcement. Food, clothing, and other donations are vital to STEP’s mission.

Donation Hours

STEP Donor Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy 

The St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our Web site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Web site located at the URL www.STEPslp.org.

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. STEP reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

It is the policy of STEP to discontinue contacting any person upon that person’s oral or written request directed to the organization, its professional fundraiser, or other agent.

STEP respects the privacy of its donors. We do not sell or exchange any individual donor information.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information:
Our forms may request users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, address, interests, and similar information. We do not store sensitive information such as credit card numbers. STEP uses your information to complete a transaction, communicate back to you, and update you on our program.

STEP keeps all donor information private and confidential at all times.  We do not exchange donor information, or sell any donor or volunteer mailing list/ information to other organizations for the purpose of fundraising. We do not mail to donors who choose to not receive future communications from STEP. If STEP is notified by a donor that he/she wishes to not receive our communications, STEP’s Business Manager removes them from STEP’s mailing list and verifies that the donor is removed from all STEP correspondence.

Details on alley work

UPDATE 9/29/17: The alley work is now 100% complete! There should be no further expected closures or restrictions.

Running from approximately July 17 to August 31, 2017, there will be roadwork in the alley behind STEP. This will significantly impact parking and access to the building.

Please call 952-925-4899 if you have any further questions.

DONOR DETAILS

Food, clothing, or school supply donations can now be brought to the back alley door. The alley can be accessed from Brownlow Ave or Library Lane (but not 1st St NW). The alley can be accessed via STEP’s parking lot over a car-width patch of gravel at the end of the lot.

CLIENT DETAILS

After shopping in the food shelf, groceries will again be picked up at the back door off the alley. The parking lot is now open. The alley can be accessed via STEP’s parking lot over a car-width patch of gravel at the end of the lot. The Clothes Closet will operate as usual.

Tuesday afternoon produce bags are again being distributed out of the alley door. As always, we recommend calling ahead to check on availability.