Back to School Supply Drive

Each year, STEP provides hundreds of St. Louis Park students with much-needed school supplies. Although there is much uncertainty concerning the upcoming school year, STEP is committed to providing students with the tools needed to learn no matter the learning environment for the 2020/2021 school year. To ensure the safety of STEP clients, staff, and volunteers, the school supplies will be distributed on-site and on an ongoing basis rather than in one day.

Critically needed school supplies are:

-Mead Wide lined composition notebook-Black
-Mead college-ruled composition notebook-Black, variety
-College ruled spiral notebook
-Two-pocket plastic dividers with 5 tabs
-3 ring pencil pouch
-Crayola watercolor paints (8 primary colors)
-Crayola washable markers (10 count and 8 count)
-Chisel tip highlighters
-1” 3-ring binder
-2” 3-ring binder
-18″ backpack-any color

Monetary donations are always welcome and allow us to purchase items on an as-needed basis.

Visit www.stepslp.org for a complete list of our needed items or follow the links to our  Amazon and Target wish lists to purchase online and have donations sent directly to us!

Donations can be dropped off at STEP during our regular office hours through August 14. For more information contact Mari at 952-925-4899 ext.1800 or Mari@stepslp.org. Thank you!

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Warm Coats for Winter Needed!

We are collecting clean, warm winter coats and accessories to provide for our St. Louis Park neighbors.

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 Mari-Claire at 952-925-4899, x.1800, or mari@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. Toys can also be purchased 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 Target gift cards.  Values of $10, $20, and $30 are needed.

Please donate your new toy or gift card no later than December 14.  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 the first week of December.

For additional information please call Mari-Claire at 952-925-4899, x.1800, or mari@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 co

nsidered dumping and be referred to law enforcement. Food, clothing, and other donations are vital to STEP’s mission.

Donation Hours