Stepping Stones relies on many stakeholders to accomplish its work. It is most financially stable when many people offer support by giving what they can.
With the ability to give online at Stepping Stones, you can do a one-time gift or set up an automatic monthly donation if you wish.
Contributions in honor of a special occasion or an individual, or given as a memorial are welcome and are recognized in our seasonal newsletter.
All contributions are tax deductible. Stepping Stones is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
To keep our volunteers, staff and clients safe, Stepping Stones is currently not able to accept donations of food, personal care and household items. A few exceptions are highlighted in red below. We are still gratefully accepting financial donations — online, by mail, or placed in the drop-box at our Stout Road!
All three of our programs have ongoing wish/needs lists. Please consider donating these items if you have extra or wouldn’t mind adding them to your shopping list for us.
For the Stout Road Building
Copy paper (any color)
Garbage bags, any size
Green cleaning supplies
Gallon size plastic plant pots (for Garden Tour plant sales)
Ground coffee, creamer & sugar packets
For the Shelters
$10 “fuel only” gas cards (any place local)
$10 gift cards for restaurants in North Menomonie
(Places that don’t serve alcohol – eg. McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Arby’s, Taco John, etc.)
Manual can openers
Basic cleaning supplies
Personal care products
For the Food Pantry
Most Needed Items Include
|Peanut butter & jelly
Canned meats (tuna and chicken)
Boxed dinners (Hamburger Helper, Macaroni & Cheese)
Spaghetti sauce & pasta
Canned soup, chili, stew
Breakfast cereals (low sugar & oatmeal)
Canned fruits & vegetables (low sugar/sodium preferred)
Bath soap, shampoo, conditioner
Toothbrushes & toothpaste
Tampons & maxi pads
Toilet tissue & Kleenex
Diapers, baby wipes
We can also accept fresh or frozen meat items (including venison) purchased from grocery stores or licensed meat processors.
AND The pantry also welcomes donations of fresh produce.
For every $1 donated, Stepping Stones can purchase $10 worth of food through the Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire. For this reason, Stepping Stones encourages interested groups, businesses, and organizations to hold Food AND Funds Drives. (Feed My People Food Bank is the Feeding America Food Bank which supplies most of Western Wisconsin.)
Donations of food and personal care items are also greatly appreciated as they increase the variety of items available at the pantry. (Click here for tips for a successful Food and Funds Drive.)
Food safety regulations prevent us from accepting home baked, home cooked, home canned or preserved items. We CANNOT accept egg cartons, ice cream pails, or used plastic bags.
If you plan to deliver a large quantity of food (more than a few bags), please call ahead (715-235-2920) to make sure we have volunteers available to help receive it.