Without the support of our friends and neighbors in the community, we couldn’t do what we do. Please consider participating in the following fundraisers and activities we have going on. With your help, we can continue to uplift those most at risk in our community.
We accept both cash and checks by mail or in person.
Please include a note if you are from one of our supporting congregations.
Send your monetary donations to Doorstep:
1119 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604-1182
We also accept payments via PayPal!
Doorstep is celebrating 55 years of service to our neighbors in need!
On June 8, 1966, a tornado roared through Topeka killing 17 people and injuring hundreds. The cost of property damage was $100 million. One of the agencies helping people in need during the aftermath was a six-month old agency named “Doorstep”, which at that time consisted of six area churches.
From humble beginnings, Doorstep grew and now has 52 interfaith member congregations working together to provide emergency aid to those in need - food, clothing, household goods, rent and utility assistance, dental and prescription assistance, as well as help with local transportation. Throughout its history, Doorstep has helped more than 407,000 households, which includes more than 970,000 individuals. From a tornado in 1966 to a pandemic in 2021, for the past 55 years, Doorstep has been there for our neighbors in need.
On June 27th, we had a 55th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration! Doorstep has been providing for our neighbors in need now for over 55 years! We want to celebrate all that has been accomplished since starting in 1966 to where we are now! During our year long celebration, we seek “to invite, involve, include, and inspire people to participate in Doorstep’s mission”.
We thank those of you who have been faithful supporters over the years. We could not have accomplished anything without your support. We give thanks for the support we have received from religious organizations, civic organizations; support we have received from federal and local governmental agencies; as well as the support we have received from local businesses and corporate sponsors. We give thanks for members of the media, who tell the wider community about what we do to make Topeka a GREAT PLACE to live!
Doorstep has started a “55th Anniversary Fund” and seek to raise funds for its assistance programs, capital improvements, an endowment fund, and operating expenses. For example, Doorstep currently has a heating/cooling system that is more than 60 years old. We are seeking to replace that system, before it completely quits, with a more energy-efficient system that will help us to reduce our monthly utility bills. The savings in utility costs can be re-allocated to help those in need. The minimum we need to raise is $150,000. We are asking each of our supporters to donate a minimum of $55 per person towards 55th Anniversary Fund. A couple would be $110 or more. Please note “55th Anniversary” with your donation so it goes to the correct account
Please give where you can, and help Doorstep!
Lisa Cain, Executive Director