Donate to the Drop-In Center

The STEP drop-in center could use your donations. If you would like to donate any of the items listed below, please contact us to arrange your donation.

Gift Card donations to stores such as Walmart, Safeway, etc.

We accept the following items in new condition:

  • Washcloths
  • Hand towels
  • Full towels
  • Pillow cases
  • Pillows (preferably packed in an airtight bag)
  • Blankets
  • Blow dryers
  • Straightening and/or curling irons

We accept the following clothes in new condition and in diverse sizes:

  • Panties/bras
  • Socks (ankle or full length)
  • Camisoles
  • Leggings
  • Blouses/Blazers/Slacks/Dresses (job interview clothing)

We accept these miscellaneous items:

  • Youth-friendly/appropriate and/or young adult novels
  • Youth-friendly/appropriate board/card games/activity sets (i.e., small puzzles, Apples to Apples, soccer/basket/volleyballs)
  • Arts and Crafts activities

We are always receptive to travel-size hygiene, personal care and food donations, including the following:

  • Any/all full and/or travel size of hygiene/hair products for African-American youths
  • Soap
  • Body wash
  • Body lotion
  • Face lotion
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Hair styling products
  • Hairbrushes/combs
  • Hair ties/clips
  • Feminine and/or baby wipes
  • Sanitary/disinfecting wipes
  • Tampons/pads/pantyliners
  • Chapstick/lip balm
  • Razors
  • Deodorant/antiperspirant
  • Toothbrushes/floss/toothpaste/mouthwash
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towel
  • Dishwashing Soap
  • Handwashing Soap
  • Kitchenware (dishes, pots, pans)
  • Bottled water
  • Canned and/or small bottled juices (CapriSun, cranberry/apple juice)
  • Canned/packaged foods (beans, vegetables, soups, rice, pasta, etc)
  • Condiments (ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard)
  • Frozen meals (hot pockets, pizza, chicken nuggets, burritos)
  • Pre-packaged snacks (chips, popcorn, trail mix, granolas, snack/meal bars, etc)

Please refer questions about or offers for donations to STEP by emailing or calling 253-597-6424 ext. 0 to speak with our administrator.

When it comes to the clothing and pillows/blankets/towels/etc. donations — we don’t have the capacity for large donations, but need to keep a few of each in stock.