STEP in Steel Toe

STEP in Steel Toe

STEP is returning to Steel Toe Brewing on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 5:00-7:00 pm. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets well ahead of time. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the ticket button on this page.

Steel Toe Brewing has generously donated their taproom and service for a fun STEP event.  Steel Toe Brewing has been producing great craft beer in St. Louis Park since 2011 and have been giving back to the community from the beginning.

A ticket price of $20 will include beer samples and an opportunity to learn about STEP’s successes and future goals, with a focus on STEP’s efforts to prevent homelessness in St. Louis Park.

Tickets are will-call. No need to bring print outs to the event. You will simply be asked to provide your name.

If the event does not sell out ahead of time, tickets will be available at the door for $30 each.

Donations for Back to School Program

Can you donate unused school supplies for SLP students?

Last year, STEP supplied 464 SLP students with donations from the community. This year 3-inch binders for middle school students are critically needed.

Visit our online wish list at Amazon and Target !

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:

  • 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

Donations can be dropped off at STEP (6812 W Lake St, St. Louis Park) during our regular office hours: M W Th: 8am – 4pm; Tues: 12pm – 8pm; Fri: 8am – 12pm. Supplies needed by August 16.

Back to School Registration 2018

Register for STEP’s Back to School Program

July 9 through August 17

Registration is for St. Louis Park children entering grades K thru 12 in need of school supplies

You can register your child in one of two ways:

  • During a scheduled food shelf appointment OR
  • During the following hours* (NO appointment necessary):

Mon & Wed 8am – 11am & 12:30pm – 3:30pm; Tuesday 12:30pm – 3:30pm & 5pm – 7:30pm

or Thursday & Friday 8am – 11:00am

*If you come during these registration hours please expect to wait for the

soonest available staff member.

Documents needed to register:

  • Picture ID
  • Current utility bill or an apartment lease
  • Birth certificate or passport for each child unless you registered EACH child for Back to School Supplies LAST YEAR. Other official verification may be accepted if it contains the birth date.

For more information, contact Karen at (952) 925-4899 ex.1200 or at karen@stepslp.org

Programa de Regreso a la Escuela 2018

Regístrense para los Útiles Escolares de STEP Julio 9- Agosto 17

STEP estará distribuyendo útiles para la escuela a los niños que viven en St. Louis Park entrando en los grados K-12.  Regístrense en una de dos maneras:

  • Durante su cita para comida o
  • Durante los siguientes tiempos (sin cita)

Lunes & Miércoles 8am-11am & 12:30-3:30; Martes 12:30pm-3:30pm & 5pm-7:30

Jueves & Viernes 8am-11:00am

*si viene durante estas horas hay que esperar a que un  trabajador esté disponible. 

Para registrar hay que traer TODO LO SIGUIENTE-SIN ESTAS COSAS NO PODREMOS REGISTRARLES

  1. Su ID con foto (licencia de manejo, ID del estado, pasaporte o matricula consolar)
  2. Bill de gas, luz o contrato de renta para verificar dirección
  3. Si no registro su hijo el año pasado necesitamos uno: record de vacunas, record médico, acta de nacimiento, record de la escuela, o pasaporte para cada niño. Es necesario que trae la fecha de nacimiento. (NO aceptamos tarjetas de seguro social)
  4. Lista de útiles de la escuela si su hijo/a va a una escuela fuera del distrito de SLP.

Para más información, contáctese con Karen (952) 925-4899 ex1200  Karen@stepslp.org

 

Wish List

Have you ever felt the desire to donate to STEP and just weren’t sure what we needed?  Well, we have a solution to that conundrum!  We have started a Target Wish list that we will be regularly updating with items that are of current need at STEP.
We can usually order basic food staples at a great discount from other sources, but there are many non-food items or specialty items that we cannot source through those options.  If you are looking for ideas on how to support STEP check out and share the wish list.
Thank you!

Holiday Toy Drive

STEP collect Holiday toys during October, November and December. There is a new avenue for purchasing 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 December 8th.

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.

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

 

Warm Coats for Winter

Warm Coats for Winter
STEP will have winter coats available throughout October for St. Louis Park children and adults who are in need of one. Come during STEP’s Clothes Closet hours and bring current address verification (a utility bill or lease). Call 952-925-4899 with any questions.

STEP Clothes Closet Hours
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00-3:00 pm
Tuesdays: 1:00-3:00 pm and 6:00-7:30 pm
Thursdays: 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00-3:00 pm
Fridays: 9:00-11:00 am

 

Winter Coats Donations

If you would like to donate a gently used or new winter coat, please drop off your donation at STEP during our business hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesdays: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fridays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

All ages and sizes of Coats/Jackets* and Accessories are needed.

*Please only warm winter coats–no lightweight jackets or vests.
Accessories especially needed in all sizes: Boots, Gloves, Mittens, Snow Pants

Click here to order via STEP’s Amazon Wish List

Let’s make sure that everyone in St. Louis Park will be warm this coming winter!

WE NEED YOU!!

STEP is excited to be starting work on a new program, Food Rescue! This program will enable us to pick up unwanted food from a local grocery store and distribute the product through our food shelf. This is a great opportunity to offer more healthful, fresh food options to our clients that utilize our services.

We are looking to build a crew of volunteers that are excited and dedicated to helping us make this program a success. Available shifts are Monday and Friday mornings, we are looking for warehouse volunteers to help unload, sort, organize and get rescue product out to food shelf clients. Volunteers would need to be able to lift boxes up to 50 pounds on a regular basis. Please contact Allison at allison@stepslp.org for more information or if you are interested in volunteering.

Fare for All

Have you heard about the great food purchasing program we have in St. Louis Park called Fare For All?

It is a non-profit, community-supported program to purchase fresh produce, meat and more at a cost lower than the grocery stores! There is no need to register and is open to EVERYONE regardless of financial situation. The more people who participate, the more savings are passed on to customers.

Fare For All accepts cash, credit, debit, and EBT cards.  Fare for All is a pop-up location in St. Louis Park at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (8115 State Hwy 7) one time each month. The next date is Wednesday January 18th.  All of the SLP 2017 dates can be found here.  We highly encourage you to give it a try and spread the word to your friends and neighbors!

 

January will also feature the Shoe Away Hunger bus. New and gently used shoes will be fore sale: kids shoes $2, adult shoes $5. They accept cash and credit.  All proceeds help to fund “Good in the ‘Hood feeding Programs”.  Shoe donations and monetary donations are also welcomed.