Stepping Stones Shelter ( offers shelter and support services to about 88 families with children each year. Its programs help families find longer-term housing solutions and create a stable home environment.

Headquartered: Rockville

Serves: Montgomery County

What a donation buys:

  • $250 provides 10 cartons of diapers for homeless families.
  • $1,000 provides grocery store gift cards for 20 families as they move out of the shelter and into permanent housing.
  • $10,000 buys a year of one-on-one money management counseling and monthly employment workshops for 30 families.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Ongoing: Help with child care.
  • Ongoing: Cook and serve dinner for residents.
  • Internships