In 2017, STEP is establishing the Housing Options Endowment.
This permanent endowment will generate income each year that is able to support any of STEP’s Housing Options Pathway programs, which assist individuals and families in securing and maintaining safe, affordable, and energy-efficient housing. The fund will be professionally managed through the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania to ensure that assets remain strong over time.
The STEP Housing Options Endowment:
- Provides stability
- Grows over time
- Is a permanent source of funding
- Facilitates strategic planning
- Creates an avenue for additional support
- Allows vital programs to continue on a long-term basis
- Furthers the mission of STEP
- Supports community, family, and individual initiatives to foster self-sufficiency
As a community action agency, STEP receives public and private funding, but the needs of our customers always surpass the available funding. The STEP Housing Options Endowment will help us bridge those gaps and provide vital services.
To support the STEP Housing Options Endowment Fund, STEP is participating in Amazon’s Smile Program. This allows shoppers to designate a charity, and then Amazon will donate .05% of your purchase to that charity. For 2017, these funds will go towards the Housing Options Endowment. Head over to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1668784 every time you shop Amazon to support STEP!
You can also donate via check, made payable to:
STEP Housing Options Endowment
2138 Lincoln Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
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