Countless challenges face our community, from debilitating diseases, degradation of the environment and homelessness. Over the past ten years, money raised from the walk has gone to the NEW Community Clinic, New Community Shelter, Baird Creek Preservation Foundation, ALS Therapy Development Institute, the Bay Area Humane Society and Animal Shelter, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Wisconsin Chapter, Cystic Fibrosis, American Red Cross – Lakeland Chapter, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, CASA, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Literacy Green Bay N.E.W. Curative Rehabilitation, Inc., KenyaHelp, Live54218, and myTEAM TRUMIPH.
These funds have helped provide prescription medications not otherwise available for clients at the NEW Community Clinic, new blankets for residents as they leave the NEW Community Shelter, support for the development of the master plan for Baird Creek, and transportation for elderly and disabled clients of the Red Cross, among other support. A guiding principle of the Steps Walk is to deliver 100 percent of the donations made by walkers to these deserving nonprofit organizations.