Every year, Step By Step's team members, volunteers, clients and their families join together to celebrate family, have a meal together and spend time with other community members. This event is a highlight of the year for many. It also gives previous client moms an opportunity to give back and to continue to be involved with their Step By Step family.

to everyone who made our 2016 Christmas Celebrations possible!

Lights twinkled, children giggled, families mingled, and the magic of love filled the air at Step By Step’s 17th annual family Christmas celebration events, this December.

The events were generously hosted by Northview Community Church in Bothell and Lighthouse Christian Center in Puyallup. We are so thankful for the collaboration and support these two church communities have offered us over the years. None of this would be possible without them.

Over 340 families enjoyed a sit down Christmas dinner, family portraits, Santa photos, kids’ activities, cupcake walks, slot car racing, cookie decorating, free toy stores, and much more! Every family also went home with a food bag and grocery gift card, to help them enjoy a holiday meal at home.

Over 700 volunteers came together to serve, during this weekend. They provided thousands of food items, dozens of family gift basket prizes, hundreds of grocery gift cards, household items, and gifts for moms. The kitchen crews fed roughly 1200 people combined.

We also had a team ofdedicated professional photographers, who spent hours taking photos of our families. For many of our clients, this is the first family portrait they have ever had. We can’t thank these men and women enough! They do awesome work, in spite of this being one of their busiest seasons of the year. 

Our Santa and photo crews are equally amazing. The line for wish-telling stretched on and on and ran well past the closing time of the event. The team never lost momentum, and Santa patiently waited to greet each child.

Throughout the festivities, our case managers connected with client moms, both old and new, and the love and care for each other was evident. One of our case managers commented afterward, “I don’t know if we do the parties for them or for us!” It is a huge blessingfor our team to be able to greet and see past clients. Having the opportunity to reconnect and see that moms are doing well, loving their children, and surmounting impossible odds, energizes and encourages them. Likewise, for many of our clients, this time is like a family reunion, for them to reconnect and be encouraged by their Step By Step family.

Our hearts overflow with gratitude for you. On behalf of our client moms and their families… consider yourself wrapped in a big Christmas thank you hug!


It takes over 600 volunteers to put on these Christmas celebration events. Join one of our amazing volunteer teams that make Christmas special for our moms and their families!


All current and previous Step By Step client moms and their families are invited! Please RSVP for you and your family with your case manager or you may call our office to RSVP at (253) 896 - 0903. 


You can donate financially to help cover the cost of the event or donate tangible items such as Christmas gifts, food, and lots more! We depend on the generosity of our community and donations from people like you to make these events possible! Thank you!

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North Celebration

December 3rd
4:30 - 6:30 pm

Community Church
18303 Bothell Everett Hwy, Suite 150
Bothell, WA 98012


South Celebration

December 4th
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Christian Center
3409 23rd St W
Puyallup, WA 98373



Northview Community Church
18303 Bothell Everett Hwy, Suite 150
Bothell, WA 98012



Lighthouse Christian Center
3409 23rd Street Southwest
Puyallup, WA 98373


From 512 East take the Canyon Rd exit toward Summit. Turn left onto Canyon Road E. Take the 2nd right onto 104th St E. Turn right onto 23rd St SW.

From 512 West take the exit toward South Hill/Eatonville/WA-161 S. Turn right onto 31st Ave SW. Turn Left onto 23rd St SW.