Our Clothes Closet is Full (as of 2/12/20)

Right now, we are only accepting the following clothing items:

  • Teenage boys clothing (hoodies, sweatpants, trendy jeans, etc.)
  • Underwear of all sizes and gender (new only)
  • Women’s sneakers and casual shoes

We are also actively requesting home goods, including:

  • Gently used lamps, microwave, pots and pans, microwave, cutlery sets, knives set; 
  • New only shower curtains, shower rods, durable laundry baskets, bath mats, 
  • toilet brushes, twin and full size bedding and Keurig coffee pods.

See our Urgent Needs List below for more information.  

Please, do not leave donations on the front porch. Call (301) 251-0567 if you have questions regarding a potential donation. 

Don’t forget, donate with dignity!  

To Our Supporters:

Thank you for the outpouring of generosity to Stepping Stones this holiday season. Because of you, our families felt the love and warmth this season. Your generosity brought sunshine and joy to those experiencing one of the greatest hardships—homelessness.

Check out our video Holiday Thank You!

Ways to Help!

Donate Items off our Urgent Needs List.  We can ALWAYS use the items on our Urgent Needs list. Host a collection drive or just purchase a few items individually. Top priority on our list right now include laundry pods, disposable water bottles, new kitchen garbage cans with lids, and cutlery sets. Although not grandiose, these items provide the basic necessities for our families and shelter.

Become a Dinner Donor. Dinner donors prepare a meal offsite for 6 shelter families, (6-7 adults and 15-20 children) and bring it to the shelter by 5:30 p.m. the day of delivery. Meals include a protein and a side and/or vegetable. Beverages and dessert are optional. 

Favorite dinners include: Tacos, Fajitas, Chicken Parmesan, Beef Stroganoff, Salmon or other fish dishes, or you can also order in from popular places including: Chick fil-A, Popeyes, and Chipotle. 

Dinner donor opportunities are ongoing throughout the year. If you don't find a date in December, please consider signing up for another date in 2020! As an added bonus, 3 SSL hours are awarded per dinner. 

We are in immediate need for dinners on December 31, January 1, and January 2. Please help! 

To be a dinner donor, you must sign up through our "Sign Up Genius" link below.

Donate Transportation Gift Cards. As we approach the heart of winter, donate a transportation gift card to help our families get from place to place. Most of our families are without automobiles and face long, cold, snowy walks and bus rides to travel to their destinations. 

Mail to: P.O. Box 712, Rockville, MD 20848

Rockville Rewards

Support, Save, Enjoy!

Support Stepping Stones Shelter by purchasing a Rockville Rewards card.  Present this buy local savings card at over 150 local Rockville businesses (click here for list of businesses) and save on everything from dining to events for an entire year.  Stepping Stones keeps 100% of the $25 sales price and you enjoy growing your local economy and saving money.  1 Card, 3 rewards!  Cards are valid now through 8/31/20.

Buy a card, support local businesses and Stepping Stones and save all year long from almost 150 Rockville businesses.

Buy a card, support local businesses and Stepping Stones and save all year long at almost 150 Rockville businesses.

Stepping Stones Shelter was Re-Certified as “One of the Best” by Catalogue for Philanthropy!

Click here for more information about the Catalogue

We had the honor of working with our past families to create this educational video on homelessness in Montgomery County sponsored by Montgomery County Media.