Jan 2020 note: STEP currently has an excess of donated clothing. We ask donors to consider temporarily bringing their clothing donations elsewhere. If you do bring your donations to STEP, we request you limit to winter wear and items in excellent condition. Thank you for your understanding.

Each day, STEP’s Clothes Closet is open to serve the clothing needs of St. Louis Park families. STEP accepts donations of new and gently-used clothing and linens to distribute to families at no cost. To best serve St. Louis Park families, we ask that clothing and linens be clean, in good condition, and in season.

STEP often has an abundance of clothing items and limited storage space. For this reason, we ask people to limit their clothing donations to two garbage bags worth of clothes per week.

If you have questions, please call STEP ahead of time (952-925-4899) to double-check we can fully utilize your clothing donations.

Items generally most needed are:

  • Infant and Toddler clothing
  • Children’s & Teen clothing
  • Men’s clothing
  • Women’s clothing
  • Plus-size clothing
  • Blankets or Quilts
  • Bedding–sheets & pillowcases, all sizes
  • Socks
  • Shoes in good condition
  • New Underwear
  • Seasonal items–Winter Coats, Mittens, Hats, Scarves and Winter Boots

Donations can be dropped off at STEP during office hours (listed on the “Contact Us” page).

Please note that STEP does not accept donations of furniture, dishes, other households items or used toys. We encourage you to find other organizations to donate those items to, such as:

Please drop off donations during our regular open hours at the back of the building. Pull up in the alley to the red door 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.

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