Leverage Matching Gifts

Greater Steps Scholars is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). If your employer has a matching gifts program, please make your contribution go that much further by contacting your corporation’s representative and asking for your gift to be matched.

Making a Donation of Stocks or Securities

Give the gift of appreciated securities:
Broker: Greater Steps Bank 704-XXX-XXXX
Benefitting: #33L058-493
Greater Steps tax ID #: XX-XXXXXXX

Create a Legacy

As you plan your charitable giving, please consider the benefits of a legacy donation. A contribution to Greater Steps Scholars will provide income, estate, and capital gains tax advantages for you and, at the same time, afford the youth of our community opportunity to achieve a college education that for many is only a dream.


Our goal is to equip Charlotte’s most under-resourced but deserving scholars with the necessities to succeed as they pursue higher education.

Despite receiving scholarships to access postsecondary education, many Greater Steps Scholars can’t sustain enrollment due to a lack of tools needed to succeed, including school supplies, bedding, and other basic toiletries - everything that a college student living in a dorm would need. Our students can achieve the greatest heights if they have the resources.

Donate items on your own, or as a group or company!

You can help with a donation of:

  • Bed in a Bag set that includes:
  • Fitted Sheet
  • Flat sheet
  • Comforter
  • Pillowcases
  • Mattress Cover and Pillow
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Razors and Shaving Cream
  • Soap
  • Hair Brush
  • Towels & Washcloths
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shower Shoes
  • Shower Caddy
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Hangers
  • Fabric Softener
  • Laundry Bag
  • Laundry Basket
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Binders
  • USB Cord Adapters
  • Printer Paper
  • Index Cards
  • Post-it Notes
  • Dividers
  • Heavy-duty Backpack

If you would like to set up a drive or donate some items, please contact executivedirector@greatersteps.org or (704) 973-4567 to schedule a drop-off.