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Professional clothing drive to benefit STEP Thrift Store and Donation Centers

STEP Thrift Store and Donation Centers (Dearborn Heights, Downtown Wayne, and Southgate) are unique thrift store operations providing work opportunities to individuals with barriers to employment. Owned and operated by Services To Enhance Potential (STEP), the store operations are utilized as stepping stones towards future employment outside of the STEP program. All donation based proceeds are allocated towards the many programs and services created to benefit STEP clients.

In partnership with Ford Motor Company, a donation drive has been scheduled for the week of May 1st – May 5th, 2017 at two Ford Motor locations in Dearborn Heights, and Livonia. The goal is to collect professional clothing such as dress pants, blazers, suit coats, dress shirts, and shoes to benefit STEP clients for interviewing and job related purposes. All other clothing and shoe items will be accepted.

“STEP Thrift Stores are a place where individuals can explore options in the retail environment. Regardless of the skills learned in the stores, participants can take those new skills and learn to apply them in real world situations. Our objective at STEP is to grow their skill set and encourage independent employment in the community” says Leah Cooley, Regional Retail Sales Manager.

STEP Professional Clothing Drive: May 1st – May 5th, 2017

Community Participation is encouraged

STEP Thrift Store and Donation Center Locations:

23830 Ford Rd Dearborn Hts, MI 48127
(313) 633-0755

35004 W Michigan Ave Wayne, MI 48184
(734) 728-9777

15413 Dix Toledo Southgate, MI 48195
(734) 225-3400

STEP is opening the donation drive opportunity to the community. STEP encourages community members and businesses to collect/ donate clothing items and use this time frame to contribute to a noteworthy cause. Large donation pick-up is available. Tax credits will be issued upon receipt of contributions.

STEP Marketing Department
32229 Schoolcraft Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150
Contact: Sinziana Luchian,
(734) 679-0040, or

Contact: Leah Cooley, Regional Retail Sales Manager at 734-756-7297, or for additional donation information. For more information about STEP services visit:

About Services To Enhance Potential (STEP)

Services To Enhance Potential (STEP) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, which provides support and services to more than 1,300 persons with disabilities and other mental health needs in the Wayne County area. A major goal of STEP is to increase the number of persons who are employed, self-employed, and volunteer in their communities. STEP provides and supports a variety of employment and selfemployment options.

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