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2021-22 Discount Card Now Available!

A year of savings for you … A year of support for Stepping Stones!

A terrific value at $10, the Stepping Stones Discount Card features special deals from 15 greater Menomonie-area businesses and is good through Aug. 31, 2022. Just two or three uses and this card has already paid for itself — but the savings continue for a full year. Buy one for yourself, give one as a gift!

Proceeds from the 2021-22 Discount Card helps Stepping Stones support our neighbors in need! The discount card can be purchased from these generous participating businesses:

ACOUSTIC CAFE * ADVANCE AUTO PARTS * DAIRY QUEEN * GOLDEN LEAF CAFE * LA DEE DAH * MARION’S LEGACY *                     MENOMONIE MARKET FOOD CO-OP * SCATTERBRAIN CAFE * SCATTERBRAIN COFFEE HOUSE * THE RAW DEAL * TIMBER INN * TOPPERS PIZZA * WATERFRONT BAR & GRILL* WILSON CREEK INN

 


What’s Happening at Stepping Stones in 2021!

Stepping Stones continues to be CLOSED to all Walk-Ins. Only staff & volunteers are permitted in the building. We thank you for your understanding.

The Food Pantry is OPEN 4 days a week for curbside pick-up of pre-packed boxes/bags.  Anyone in need of food is welcome! Hours have not changed, just days —  Monday: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.; Wednesday: 3–6 p.m.; Friday: 3-6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – Noon

Click here for updated Food Pantry information

IF YOU NEED OTHER HELP: If you need some other type of assistance or know someone who does, please call or email us: 715.235.2920   communityconnect@steppingstonesdc.org   We will reply within one business day.

FINANCIAL DONATIONS: If you’d like to make an online donation, please click on the DONATE button above. You can also call us, and we can process a credit card over the phone; or mail your donation to: Stepping Stones, 1602 Stout Rd., Menomonie, WI  54751

Thank you for your support!


YOU SHOP.
AMAZON GIVES.

When you’re shopping online please use this Amazon Smile link to have 0.5% of your purchase donated directly to Stepping Stones!  It couldn’t be easier to support Stepping Stones and we will all be smiling.

You can also make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app. Simply follow the instructions below to select “Stepping Stones of Dunn County Inc” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

How it works: 1) Open the Amazon app on your phone;  2) Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features;  3) Select “Stepping Stones of Dunn County Inc” as your charity;  4) Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

Note:  You must use the above link or the Amazon Smile link on Amazon.com—using the mobile app does not give you the option to donate. 


 

Contact Stepping Stones

Serving Dunn County

Stepping Stones seeks to foster a community that prevents hunger, homelessness and isolation throughout Dunn County through its three programs.

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FOOD PANTRY

The Food Pantry provides food and personal care items to people in need and is currently averaging over 1,500 visits per month. Stepping Stones also provides Project SAM (Share A Meal) weekend kids meals to students in the Menomonie School district.

 

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SHELTERS

The Stepping Stones Shelters provide emergency shelter, housing assistance, and referral services. There are 5 shelter apartments for families of varying sizes. The apartments are always occupied and a waiting list is maintained.

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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

The Community Connections Program connects volunteers to people needing support services and provides direct assistance to people in emergency financial need as funds are available.

Statistically Speaking

1,634

Average visits to the Food Pantry per month in 2020, serving an average of 3,356 each month, three days a week (when curbside distribution began in March). Nearly 80% are living at or below poverty level — and the rest very close.

6,287

Nights of shelter provided in 2020 at either one of the Stepping Stones Shelters or at a local motel for short-term stays when the shelters are full.

126

People assisted by volunteers with supportive services such as food deliveries, small home repairs, and yardwork, while $3,085 of direct assistance was provided to help with expenses such as rent, heat, electrical bills, fuel, clothing and other critical needs in 2020.

7,257

Volunteer hours contributed in 2020 to help make all of Stepping Stones’ programs and services possible. Due to COVID-19, Volunteering and Community Service dropped dramatically.

Newsletter & Memorials Archives

Recent news and Memorial contributions

The Stepping Stones Newsletter is a vital communication tool that lets the community know about all of the great work that’s done each quarter by Stepping Stones’ volunteers, board, and staff. You can read about what’s happening with Stepping Stones’ programs, current events, ways to help, and other news and updates.  The Gifts & Memorials insert is also included.

Newsletter and Memorials Archives

In the archives, all of the issues for each year are assembled into one PDF volume for your reading pleasure.  It’s a great way to get a sense of the enduring work and mission of Stepping Stones!