STEP still accepting school supplies

The St. Louis Park Emergency Program‘s (STEP) Back to School Program outfitted 563 students with school supplies. Bags of supplies were packed for kindergarten through 12th grade students based on the list for their school and grade. Former St. Louis Park teacher Camille Schroeder is the lead volunteer for the school supplies program.

While the distribution for this year is complete, STEP continues to accept donations of school supplies. Many school supplies are now on clearance. Purchase some and drop them off at STEP where they will be stored until next year. Items needed are: 3 inch 3-ring binders, any color two-pocket folders without fasteners, calculators, zippered pencil pouches, 8-count washable Crayola markers, 12-count Crayola colored pencils, Mead composition notebooks, any color college-ruled and wide-ruled notebooks and bottled glue. Donations can be dropped off at STEP, 6912 W. Lake Street, during regular business hours through September. For more info visit