Why your donation is needed now:

Donate to give hope and relief to our young military and veteran families who are dedicating their lives to serve and protect our nation but struggle to take care of their families basic needs.

With your help, we can give them the tools to get them on track and build a strong financial future.

"We had nowhere else to go. We had no food for our kids and rent was due. How is a parent supposed to make a choice like that, food or rent? That’s a choice I hope to never have to make again. Without STEP there to help, I don’t know what I would have done!”  - Valerie, Veteran Spouse



In Southern California, serving in the military as well as transitioning back to civilian life holds many obstacles, including financial challenges. YOU can help increase the success rate for those currently serving and transitioning back into Southern California communities when you choose to support STEP.

Last year, 941 Southern California military families came to STEP in a financial crises. We granted over $400,000 to ensure their emergency needs were met.

And with our financial literacy and counseling, we helped set these families on a path to achieve financial self-sufficiency and avoid future crises.

With your generous support, we are able to continue to help our military families like the one above.

100% of our funding comes from private donors like you!

Thank you for taking the time to contribute to our mission today. A tax-deductible contribution can be made utilizing any of the following methods:


Donate With Your Credit Card via Secure Server
Donate From Your Paypal Account
Through The United States Postal Service

Please make all checks payable to:
Support The Enlisted Project (STEP)
P.O. Box 26747
San Diego, CA 92196

Over The Phone

Please contact a member of our staff at (858) 695-6810 to process a donation.

Request A Donation Drop-off

STEP accepts:

  • New and gently used baby clothes and toys

  • Diapers

  • New infant car seats, strollers, cribs, and high chairs

  • Retail gift cards

  • Laptop computers

  • Sporting Event tickets

  • Concert tickets

Contact us at with your name, address, a description of the items you would like to drop off, date, and estimated time. A staff member will respond to your email within 72 business hours to confirm or make additional arrangements as necessary.

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