THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to Give to the Max!

Thank you for supporting St. Stephen's Human Services. Your gift will create safety, opportunity and growth for the thousands of individuals and families we serve. You are helping to end homelessness in our community.

We are a non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. Our tax ID number is 01-0639118.

Donate Items

**Due to the pandemic, St. Stephen's is temporarily narrowing its wishlist to the most critical items we need at this time. Please schedule an appointment to drop off these items with Noah (n.chan(at) or 612-436-2050).

The items we are currently in need of (by appointment) are:

  • 1-3 person tents 

  • Tarps 

  • Adult-sized sleeping bags 

  • Winter gloves/mittens 

  • Warm winter hats

  • Gift cards for fast food or gas ($5 and $10 increments preferred) 

  • Incontinence supplies 

  • diapers and pull-ups (all sizes, youth or adult) 

  • Complete sets of cookware 

  • Travel sized and box-sized facial tissues 

  • XL, 2XL, 3XL, men’s coats 

  • XL, 2XL, 3XL shirts, sweatshirts, pants 

  • Beauty products (from make-up to pampering) 

  • Backpacks (traditional, hiking, etc.) 

  • Wash cloths 

  • Towels 

  • Twin-sized bedspreads 

  • NEW household supplies (toilet paper, all-purpose cleaner, hand soap, dish soap, paper towel, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, sponges, hand towels, toilet bowl cleaner, etc.)


Please schedule drop-off's (of these items only) in advance with Noah, Community Engagement Coordinator (n.chan(at) or 612-436-2050). If you have any questions about whether we are able to accept an item, please contact Noah in advance. We deeply appreciate your support.


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If you are planning to purchase and donate new items, please know that quality is more valuable to our clients than quantity. Five $20 pairs of gloves that will keep people warm for several winters are more useful than 20 pairs of $5 gloves that may not serve their purpose. Please feel free to contact us and ask what items would help our clients the most at this time.


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Stock Donation

Account Name: St. Stephen's Human Services, Inc.
Account Number: Merrill Lynch #610-02069
Delivery Instructions: DTC #8862
Contact: Nancy McNamara or Mark Ogren at 952-820-1932

If you intend to make a stock transfer, please send a note to development(at) so we can watch for the transfer. Thank you!

Donate Through Your Donor Advised Fund

Donor Advised Funds are the fastest-growing giving method and a tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations. Donor Advised Funds allow donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund over time. 

Clients of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and BNY Mellon can easily make a designation to St. Stephen’s Human Services through the DAF Direct window on this page.

St. Stephen's tax ID number is 01-0639118.

Easy Ways to Make a Planned Gift

1.  Will or Trust

Gifts from one’s will or revocable trusts constitute a majority of planned gifts. A donor can make a charitable bequest by providing a dollar amount, specific property, a percentage of his or her estate, or what is left (remainder). If the donor is subject to estate taxes, a charitable deduction is allowed against those taxes. In many cases, the charitable provision may be made by a simple codicil to the will, which will not require rewriting the entire estate plan.

Here is some suggested language you can have your attorney review:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to St. Stephen’s Human Services (tax I.D. 01-0639118), located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the sum of (insert dollar amount or percentage of your estate) for the benefit of its general purposes.”

2.  Securities

Gifts of appreciated stock (including stock in closely held companies) may also be made. Gifts of long-term appreciated stock (held more than one year) avoid capital gains taxes (Currently 15%) and their full fair market value is deductible as a charitable contribution from income taxes.

3.  Retirement Accounts and Pension Plans

Retirement account funds (IRA’s or company plans) may be transferred to a charity at death by proper beneficiary designation. If left to a child or other heir, these funds may be subject to double or triple taxation (federal estate, federal income, state death tax, state income) that may eliminate 70-80% of their benefit. However, a charity will receive 100% of the funds at no tax cost. These gifts are simple to complete requiring only a change of beneficiary form. Donors should ask their financial advisors for more information.

4.  Life Insurance

Life insurance is another way to make a substantial future gift. The charity is named as the owner and beneficiary to receive the proceeds of an existing life or new insurance policy. The donor receives a tax deduction for approximately the cash surrender value.

An alternative is for the donor to simply add the charity as a beneficiary to a policy. The donor retains the incidents of ownership over the policy, including the right to change the beneficiaries. However, the donor receives no income tax deduction.

Please consult your financial advisor and/or attorney to determine which planned giving option is best for you. For questions about St. Stephen’s giving options, contact Jodi at 612-879-7639.

Become a St. Stephen's Sustainer

Setting up your recurring gift is easy. Just click "Make this a recurring gift" on the Donation Form below. Your sustaining support means more people will have the opportunity to reach their housing goals and a brighter future.

If you are a current St. Stephen's Sustainer and would like to increase your monthly support, email Amber at development(at)

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