Donate Food, Clothes, and Goods

Donate Food, Clothes, and Goods2024-06-04T11:01:35-05:00

A Place to Call “Home” With All the Necessities

From toiletries to bedding, there are items we constantly need and sincerely appreciate. Below is our current list of needs. We do keep this updated, so check back often if you are able to donate. 

Donation Drop Off Times for Small Quantities of Clothing Only*

Monday 2pm-6pm

Tuesday 11am-4pm

Thursday 11am-4pm

3rd Saturday of the Month 9am-2pm

*Due to staff and space limitations, only smaller donations (a couple of bags or boxes) can be accepted during these times.

If in doubt and/or to make arrangements for larger donations call or email Jeff Conner.

All furniture and household good donations must be set-up in advance with Jeff.

(763) 370-5744

Large donations, furniture and household items brought to the shelter without prior approval may be turned away depending on staff and space availability.

Gift Cards
  • Gift cards of any amount are always appreciated, especially to Walmart, Target, Costco, and Cub Foods
Toiletries for Men & Women (new, full-size only)
  • All and any hair products for men and women, especially full size shampoo and conditioner
  • Vaseline and Aquaphor
  • Face wash, full size
  • Body and hand lotion for men and women, full size
Linens & Bedding

At this time, we are not taking blankets that have knots tied around the perimeter. 

The Things Our Residents Need Most

  • Purses/Bags
  • Women’s Summer Pajamas/Night Dresses, Plus Size needed most
  • Body Wash
  • Conditioner
Food Items
  • Individual instant grit packets
  • Individual fruit snacks packets
  • Individual pretzels (and other snack-type foods packaged individually)
  • Granola bars
  • Bottled water, 16.9 oz. size preferred
  • Fresh fruit: apples, Cuties/mandarins, navel oranges, bananas, pears, and peaches
  • Bulk canisters of lemonade/pink lemonade powdered drink mix
  • Bulk canisters of Kool-Aid powdered drink mix
  • Boxes of individual packets of instant powdered hot cocoa (made with hot water)
  • Assorted packages of individually wrapped hot tea bags
  • Disposable 10 oz. bowls
  • Adult coats, jackets, and hoodies
  • Slippers, various adult sizes
  • Hats, gloves, mittens, scarves for adults
Frequently Asked Questions
What donations do you accept?2023-10-10T11:19:18-05:00

Our website and social media are the best places to see what items we need most. You can also call or email Jeff Conner, our Development Officer, if you have questions about current items or a certain item you’d like to donate. Jeff can be reached at or (763) 370-5744.

Where can I donate items like clothing, furniture and appliances?2018-11-19T17:20:19-06:00

If you have clothing to donate:
Please donate your items to ACBC Foodshelf or call them at 763-422-0426 for more information.

If you have furniture to donate:
Please contact Bridging or call them at 651-631-3255 for more information.

If you have an appliance to donate:
Please contact A1 Appliances or call them at 763-712-1344 for more information.

What is the best time to bring my donation?2023-10-10T11:15:58-05:00

You can drop off donations any time at the shelter. Just let the front desk know you are donating.

Can I bring religious or political literature to Stepping Stone?2018-11-19T17:23:01-06:00

Yes and no. Yes, you may drop off religious information. It will only be displayed at the director’s discretion and if space permits. No, you may not drop off political literature. Stepping Stone’s policies forbid the display of any partisan political information.

Our Mission

Support individuals 18 and over who are experiencing homelessness by accelerating the growth of available shelter that brings education and solutions to our homeless response.

Our Vision

Provide a safe and inclusive community response to ending homelessness for all.

Our Guiding Principles & Values

Empower individuals to change their lives

-Treat all with dignity and respect

Collaborate with partners in providing services

-Ensure strong stewardship in managing resources

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