Ways to Support
Stepping Stones is a nonprofit offering a variety of ways to support life-changing services for children, teens and adults with disabilities.
Since 1963, Stepping Stones has helped people with disabilities in Greater Cincinnati, Ohio find pathways to independence that improve their lives and enable them to more fully participate in their communities. Today, Stepping Stones offers a variety of year-round programs and serves more than 1,100 children and adults with disabilities at four program locations.
Want to Support Stepping Stones?
Browse opportunities to support Stepping Stones’ programs below.
Annual FundThe Annual Giving Fund is established to help Stepping Stones meet the increasing and changing needs of the extraordinary people we serve. Stepping Stones depends on fundraising grants and gifts to the Annual Giving Fund to balance the budget. The Annual Giving Fund donations are used for a variety of important programs:
- Camperships to Summer Camp
- Adult Day Services
- Weekend Respites
- Saturday Kids Club
- Saturday Young Adult Club
EndowmentsThe Endowment Fund is established for restricted gifts for the long-term support of the objectives and mission of Stepping Stones. The Fund is a separate and identifiable fund of cash, securities and other assets that are held as restricted funds within the general assets of Stepping Stones.
Endowment gifts are often in the form of cash or securities but also may include gifts of real estate, appreciated property and planned giving options. Endowment gifts can be paid over a period of years and may be designated for specific named funds and scholarships.
Matching GiftsA great way to increase your donation to Stepping Stones is through your employer. Many companies offer a matching gift program to their employees, directors, employees’ spouses or retirees as an added benefit. With these programs, a company will match an employee’s gift to charitable and educational organizations.
Contact your Human Resources office to see if your company has a matching gifts program that can be used to match your contribution to Stepping Stones.
Donate StockAnother way to make a donation is by donating owned stock. To do this you will need our stock transfer information listed below. Speak with your financial advisor and let them know you would like to donate stock to Stepping Stones. They’ll need this information:
UBS Financial Services Inc./The Anning Group
Credit Acct: WLB3238
If assistance is needed, please contact Vickie Schaaf @ 513-786-7914
Email Kelly Crow, Stepping Stones, Director of Development for further information.
Memorials and TributesGifts made in memory of or in honor of a loved one are used to support the objectives and mission of Stepping Stones unless otherwise specified for a specific program or purpose. These gifts can also be made to celebrate a birthday, graduation or anniversary.
To make a memorial or tribute gift to Stepping Stones, click here.
Gifts-in-KindDo you have a product, service or other item that could benefit Stepping Stones? You may donate it as a Gift-in-Kind. Non-cash gifts can include design or printing services, advertising space, food, beverages, books, event auction items, office equipment or other items.
To learn more about making a Gift-in-Kind to Stepping Stones, click here.
Planned GivingPlanned gifts to Stepping Stones can be made in many ways, including bequests by will, a gift of life insurance, charitable trusts, gift annuities and gifts of appreciated assets (i.e. real estate and securities). To learn more about Planned Giving opportunities at Stepping Stones, click here.
To those who wish to help assure the continuation and growth of Stepping Stones by mentioning Stepping Stones in your will, the following general form is suggested:
“I give, devise and bequeath unto Stepping Stones, Inc. Fed ID # 31-0671799, an Ohio nonprofit organization located at 5650 Given Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243, the sum of $________,” or “ _______ percent of my net estate,” or “the following stocks or bonds:___________ to be used for the Stepping Stones mission.”
Shop Kroger Community RewardsTurn routine Kroger shopping into a donation to Stepping Stones by enrolling in the Kroger Community Rewards program. Through this programs, shop all of the available products while knowing a share of your sale will be donated back to support Stepping Stones’ programs.
To learn more about this program and enroll, click here.
Host a Third-Party FundraiserOne great way to support Stepping Stones is by hosting a third-party fundraising event. This is when a business, organization, community group, school or other individual hosts an event or program that benefits Stepping Stones’ programs for children and adults with disabilities.
To learn about hosting an event for Stepping Stones, click here.
We Help OthersDo you have any unwanted furniture, electronics or other items? Reach out to We Help Others! They will do the heavy lifting for you by picking up and selling the item — donating the proceeds back to Stepping Stones. This is a wonderful way to make a non-cash sellable donation without having to worry about making arrangements for delivery and the re-sale of items on your own.
To learn more about We Help Others and how they’ll turn your unwanted items into a donation to Stepping Stones, click here.