Save the Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018, Stepping  Stones Shelter Will Be Hosting Our Special 2018 Fundraising Event “Family Reunion”

On Sunday, April 29, 2018, Stepping Stones will be hosting our special 2018 fundraising event, “Family Reunion”. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to help more homeless mothers, fathers, sons and daughters find a way to get their lives back on track. Our event will take place from 2pm-6pm at Smokey Glen Farm, 16407 Riffle Ford Rd, Gaithersburg MD, 20878. The family-friendly afternoon will feature great barbecue food, drinks (including soft drinks, beer and wine), a deejay, sports, games, a moon bounce and face painting.  We will be there rain or shine! Contact the shelter for more information at (301) 251-0567.      

Help Make Haja's Dream a Reality

In the fall, Haja plans to attend University of Maryland-Eastern Shore to study Social Work, a profession she feels inspired to pursue. Volunteer Lisa Miller comments, "I am so impressed of her dream to grow up and help this world.  When I asked her what she wanted to major in at college, she said she wants to be a Social Worker... 'I just want to help people.'"
CLICK HERE to read the full story.

Here's how you can help Haja:

  • Either purchase items from Haja's registry or donate to the Stepping Stones Scholarship Fund to help her cover additional costs such as tuition, books, meal plans, travel, etc.
  • Please mail checks to PO Box 712, Rockville, MD 20848 and specify "Scholarship Fund" on the memo line.
  • Click here to view Haja's registry
CLICK HERE to go to Haja's story published in the Washington Post

2017 Donation Polices

Because of the overwhelming generosity of our surrounding community, it has become apparent to us that we need to improve our donation process in order to; 1) manage the volume of in-kind donations more effectively; 2) communicate our needs with more consistency; and 3) provide clarity to our donors and staff as to which items we do and do not accept. Continue reading

CLICK HERE to view our 2017 Donation Policies  

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.