Warm Coats for Winter Needed!

We are collecting clean, warm winter coats and accessories to provide for our St. Louis Park neighbors in need. STEP will have coats available to guests in October, however, due to space limitations, it is requested that collected items be delivered to STEP in September.

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

Thank you for helping to ensure that everyone in St. Louis Park will be warm this coming winter!

For additional information please call Maryanne at 952-925-4899, x.16, or maryanne@stepslp.org

*Please only warm winter coats, no lightweight jackets or vests.

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.

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Holiday Toy Drive

STEP Toy shop Wish List*

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 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.  Toy Drive

STEP will be accepting toys up to December 8th.

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.

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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.

Critically needed school supplies are:

  • 2-pocket folders w/o prongs (PURPLE)
  • College ruled spiral notebooks:(PURPLE)
  • Wide ruled spiral notebooks: (BLUE, YELLOW, PURPLE) NO BLACK
  • Composition notebooks (WIDE) NO BLACK
  • Sketchbooks, Canson or Strathmore,- 9×12 spiral, no lines
  • Dry Erase Markers – Thick
  • Crayola 8 count WASHABLE Markers – Thick, Classic Colors
  • Pencil Boxes
  • Large Pointed Scissors
  • Backpacks for Jr./Sr. High students

Items that are NOT needed are:

  • College ruled loose leaf paper
  • Multi-subject notebooks
  • Blunt Scissor
  • Crayons

Backpacks are distributed during registration and should be donated to STEP during the month of July. All other school supply donations should be donated to STEP by through mid-August.

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.

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