Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) is a 4-Star Charity Navigator Rated non-profit. Based in San Diego, STEP builds financial self-sufficiency among junior active duty enlisted members and recently discharged enlisted Veterans and their families facing financial crisis through counseling, education, and grants. Learn more about our mission.
Service member picks up diapers at STEP's Emergency Food & Diaper Drive-Thru Distribution in March 2020.
Military spouse and child smile after receiving diapers at Ft Irwin's Military Month of the Child event in April 2019.
5,600 families served through the Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) program
In 2020, more than 136, 210 diapers delivered to local military families
FAQs About Our Event
What is a virtual baby drive?
To reduce exposure, we understand some may not feel comfortable with in-person drop-offs. We offer you the opportunity to shop online for baby basics! Your donation will be donated directly to STEP to support military and Veteran families.
What is the benefit of a virtual drive?
Financial donations help us to keep our volunteers, staff, and donors safe. It also allows us to buy what’s needed in bulk at reduced rates. That means your donation makes even more impact.
What if I don't want to use the virtual store?
STEP is accepting general donations as well as in-kind drop-offs and gift card donations. If you would like to drop-off or mail we are accepting donations in San Diego and Orange County.
Orange County: 1631 Sunflower Ave, Suite C34,
Santa Ana, CA 02704 by appointment only please email email@example.com
San Diego: 9915 Businesspark Ave, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92131 between 10 AM - 2 PM Monday - Friday.
How do you decide who receives the baby items?
Great question! Our social workers counsel each applicant to ensure they get what they need. If you know any military or Veteran families in financial crisis, invite them to apply at teamSTEPusa.org/services.
Can I attend the baby shower?
STEP hosts Drive-Thru distributions for our military families to get their basic needs items. Due to COVID-19, we are not hosting in-person events. If you are interested in volunteering at one of our distributions please sign up for our Volunteer Newsletter!
Can I see where our donations go?
Follow us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter to see photos from our Emergency Food & Diaper distributions where our clients to pick up their goodies from the safety of their vehicles!
How else can I help?
Help us spread the word about our Baby Drive by sharing information with your family, friends, and coworkers.
A month’s supply of diapers is approximately $40, almost $500 a year, a large sum of money to families in financial crisis. It is estimated that our families are short 30 diapers a month for their children. Our service members are proudly defending our country and at STEP we believe no one should debate between paying the bills or buying diapers.
Fill your basket with baby hygiene items for our military and Veteran families! Either select the individual items or you can click "Baby Hygiene Bag" to select a month's supply.
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