Step up the Holidays with Step 2!


Alice @ 96.5’s Bill and Connie in the morning are getting set to once again Step Up the Holidays for STEP 2, a local organization that helps women and their families in recovery.  STEP2 is a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program that provides women and their children suffering from chemical addiction, poverty and domestic violence the opportunity to rebuild their lives. The result is self-sufficient healthy families. STEP2 is happy to boast a 63% success rate for their women battling chemical dependency compared to the national average of 17%.

For the last 13 years Bill, Connie, and RJ have taken their show on the road to help collect donations of basic household, kitchen, and baby items. You can make a difference with a simple donation November 24th and 25th.

Suggested items include: women’s and children’s winter clothing, shoes and coats, microwave ovens, vacuums, bedding (queen or smaller), towels, baby blankets, car seats, strollers, pillows, pots/pans, dishware, beds (no bigger than a double bed), dressers, kitchen utensils, alarm clocks, telephones with answering machines and whatever else one would need to start their lives over.

This year Bill and Connie are teaming up with PODS of Reno the moving and storage experts to make it even easier to donate.   Also, large furniture donations are accepted with pickup available by calling STEP 2 direct at (775) 787-9411.

Join Bill, Connie, and RJ at these locations!


Monday November 24th

6am-10am   Einstein Bros Bagels  5050 Kietzke Lane/Reno

11am 2pm   Les Schwab 1900 Silverada in Sparks (corner of Oddie)   

3pm-6pm    Tamarack Junction  13101 South Virginia/Reno


Tuesday November 25th

6am-10am   Scheels at the Outlets in Sparks

11am-2pm   Qdoba (near Whole Foods) 6135 South Virginia/Reno

3pm-6pm     Massage Envy 5110 Mae Anne Ave #501/NW Reno


Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays from Alice @ 96.5!


What to Donate?

Here's a list of some of the items you could donate. 


Coffee pots
Can openers (manual or electric)
Small appliances (mixers, toasters, etc.)
Sets of dishes
Sets of glasses
Gently used pots and pans
Cleaning Supplies including brooms and mops and detergent
Hygiene products (soap, shampoo)
Children's Comforters
Twin Sheets for children beds
Decorative items & Pictures
Trash Cans
Shower curtains & rings
Queen Blankets
Children's books & games
Books for clients
Gently Used Women's winter clothing 




If you would like to help Step 2 continue their mission of helping women and their families in recovery. Please consider making a monetary donation to help Step 2 with operation costs, food, and other expenses occurred while helping their clients.