Fall Matching Campaign has begun-culminates on Give to the Max Day

 

 

STEP’s annual matching campaign has begun! All individual donations between October 11 and November 17 will be matched by generous community partners! You can give however you wish–by mailing a check, charging your card online, or dropping off a sack of cash-and it will be doubled (up to $50,000)! The last day of the matching campaign is the statewide Give to the Max Day.

 

This is by far STEP’s largest fundraising effort of the year. In order to maintain our impact on St. Louis Park families, we will need to reach our goal. Please join in this community-wide effort!

 

You can be part of this right now by using our donate form (just two minutes of your time).

 

STEP Holiday Toy Registration

Wednesday November 1 through Friday December 8, 2017

Infants to 18 year olds living in your home in St. Louis Park are eligible for STEP’s holiday gift program.

Register your children one of two ways:

  • During November food shelf appointment OR
  • Drop in between 11/1 and 12/8 during the following hours (NO Appointment Necessary):

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

Or Thursday 8am – 11am or Friday 8am – 11:30am

Please expect to wait if you drop in to register.

 Documents needed to register:

  • Picture ID
  • Current utility bill or an apartment lease

Birth certificate or passport for EACH child unless you have already registered them at STEP for the Toy or School Supply program in the last year.  Other verification may be accepted as long as it contains date of birth.

STEP Registración para Distribución de Juguetes

Miércoles 1 de noviembre al viernes 8 de diciembre 2017

Niños hasta los 18 años viviendo en su casa son elegibles para participar en este programa

Registra a sus niños uno de las dos formas:

  • Durante su visita normal para la dispensa O
  • Venga durante los siguientes tiempos: 11/1-12/8 Lunes & Miércoles 8am-11am & 12:30-3:30pm o Martes 12:30-3:30 & 5pm-7:30pm, Jueves 8am-11am o Viernes 8am-11:30am. (habrá espera sin sita)

Documentos necesarios para registrar:

  • Identificación con foto
  • Recibo de cuenta de gas o luz con su dirección actual
  • Certificado de nacimiento o pasaporte para cada niño a menos que haya registrado CADA niño para el programa de regreso a la escuela de ESTE AÑO. Otros verificaciones oficiales de fecha de nacimiento serán aceptados también.

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.