Current Events and Activities

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.

Doorstep's Christmas in August!

How You Can Help...

We need to replace the items we did use last year during our restricted Christmas Project.

We are focusing on blankets, towel sets, hygiene items for the health kits, and toys.

All of these items are available this time of year.

Bring donations for Christmas in August to Doorstep Monday - Friday from 9am - 2pm.

1119 SW 10th Avenue 
(10th & Buchanan - South Parking Lot Door)

Monetary Donations

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!

Neighbor Helping Neighbor Walk/5K Fun Run

Join us for our 4th annual event!  We will start the event at 2:00pm. We will have entertainment before the start, with snacks & drinks provided afterwards.

Chris Fisher with WIBW-TV 13, will join us again as our Celebrity Starter!

Registration is $30 for individuals or pledges ($30 minimum).

One registered child age 10 & under can walk for FREE with a paid adult.

T-shirt included with $30 registration fee or on total pledges of $100+.

Register by September 14th to be guaranteed an event t-shirt.

Late & Event Day Registrations Accepted

Our goal for the 4th Annual event is to raise $10,000!

2021 Walk Flyer Color

2021 Walk Registration Form

2021 Walkers Sponsor Form Color

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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


18th Annual Operation Soup Line

Thank you to our sponsors who supported our non-event!

With the support of our regular Soup Line Sponsors and Supporters, we did not lose all of the income made from the event.

Due to COVID restrictions, we could not figure out a way to have the 2021 Event.

Thank you to:  Stormont Vail Health, Security Benefit, BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas, Federal Home Loan Bank, Kansas Gas Service, CoreFirst Bank & Trust, and Capitol Federal Foundation