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In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations to STEP help offset program expenses as well as alleviate the cost of some critical needs for our families. When we can help provide a basic necessity, families can redirect those funds to debt reduction and savings, helping them stay on the path to financial self-sufficiency.  Our Warehouse on Wheels program allows families access to new and gently used donated household items they have been going without. While needs vary throughout the year, below is a list of on-going items needed annually: 

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GIFT CARDS

Target, Walmart, Visa, Safeway, Ralph’s, etc.

Hand Sanitation

NEW HYGIENE ITEMS

SoapHandSoap, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, 

Shampoo/ConditioneR, Deodorant, Lotion

Sleeping Baby

NEW DIAPERS/WIPES

Sizes 4 through 6 most needed 

Baby Car Seats

NEW CRIBS/CAR SEAT

Due to federal law, they must be new

Clothes Donation

NEW/GENTLY USED ITEMS

  • Kitchenware: Pots, pans, silverware, bowl and plate sets, cooking utensils, etc. 

  • Bedroom basics: new comforters, blankets, pillows, bed linens, etc. 

  • Bath basics: new towels, shower curtains, etc.

  • Baby and children's clothing and shoes

Taking Notes

PLEASE NOTE

*To uplift and retain the dignity of our military families, please donate pristine, gently-used items.

 

We only accept items that are small and light enough for one person to easily carry.

STEP IS UNABLE TO ACCEPT

  • Household waste (paint, solvents, ink cartridges, cleaning supplies, perfume, cosmetics, lotions)

  • Large, bulky furniture (couches, wardrobes, bed frames, etc.)

  • Large appliances

  • Used electronics, cords, chargers, box tv screens, and other electronic accessories

  • Construction materials, scrap metal, and used batteries

  • Used baby bibs, cribs, and car seats

  • Used mattresses

Please visit this link for a list of organizations that accept large donations.

 

When we receive items that are restricted, STEP incurs the cost of disposal. Some of the items we currently have at full capacity is adult clothing, shoes, and accessories, which we are unable to accept at this time. In addition, due to limited storage capacity, donations of new or gently used medium-sized items, including baby strollers and small-to-medium-sized furniture items, must be approved in advance on a case-by-case basis. Please send a recent photo and dimensions of the item to 

info@teamstepusa.org or call (858) 695-6810.

 

During this time, we are unable to pick up donation items, and they must be delivered to our

Scripps Ranch office by appointment. We appreciate your support and understanding.

 

Drop-off appointments: Please arrange a drop-off appointment in advance by email 

info@teamstepusa.org or call (858) 695-6810.

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