Back to School Supply Drive

Back to School Supply Drive

School supply donations are accepted during the months of June, July and August. STEP packs a bag for each registered St. Louis Park child based on the supply list for their school and grade.

STEP packs a bag for each registered St. Louis Park child based on the supply list for their school and grade. Critically needed school supplies are:

  • Zip Binders – Must be 3 inch
  • Paper folders without prongs: RED (No purple or black)
  • College ruled spiral notebooks: BLUE,GREEN,YELLOW (No purple)
  • Wide ruled spiral notebooks: RED
  • Loose leaf paper – College and Wide ruled
  • Plastic folders without prongs: RED
  • Plastic page protectors
  • Crayola Colored Pencils – 12 count
  • Pink bar erasers
  • Highlighters – Thick/Large (no thin)
  • Crayola washable markers – 10 count package
  • WASHABLE 8 pan paints – Prang or Crayola
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Post-it Note pads – 3X3
  • Plastic rulers
  • Ballpoint Pens: BLUE  (No black or red)
  • Expo Dry Erase Markers – package of 4 colors (NO BLACK)

Items that are NOT needed are:

  • Comp Notebooks – Black
  • Blunt Scissors
  • Wooden rulers
  • Pronged paper or plastic two-pocket folders

School supply donations should be donated to STEP by August 16, 2018.

Click on Amazon School Supply Wish List and Target School Supply Wish List to donate supplies online.  Items purchased online will be sent directly to STEP.

Donations can be dropped off at STEP at 6812 W. Lake St. in St. Louis Park.  For more information, please call STEP at 952-925-4899.

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 seeks city’s partnership in collaborative resource center

Aligned with STEP’s 2018 Strategic Plan, the staff and Board of Directors of STEP have approached the St. Louis Park City Council with a proposed vision for a collaboration. The vision is for a place for residents to come to be connected to city, STEP, and other vital services. It would allow STEP to enhance and expand its current offerings.

As the process develops, updates will be posted here.

January 2019: STEP presentation to city council

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.