sbs 960x540Founded in 1997, Step By Step's mission is to mentor, guide, and connect women to community members and resources which support a healthy pregnancy and successful parenting. One of the ways Step By Step accomplishes its mission is through the annual Step By Step Christmas Celebration. Last year, 300 Puget Sound families were served a wonderful meal, enjoyed family-centered activities, and left with a food basket and life-changing memories.

This year, Lighthouse has the privilege of hosting Step By Step's Drive-Through Christmas Party on Sunday, December 6. While things will look a bit different than previous years, we are excited to once again be a part of supporting Step By Step families. Click through the options below to see how you can volunteer and donate to help SBS families.

Please note: This event is just over TWO weeks away. Make your plans now to get your giving and donations in by December 1.

Step By Step Opportunities:

Volunteer

Masks are required to be worn indoors and outdoors by volunteers. Social distancing will be practiced.

Gift Card Station
We need a team of two or three people to decorate their tent (tent provided) and hand out gift cards to families as they drive by. This activity will be outdoors. Dress accordingly. 12:45pm-6:00pm on Sunday, December 6.
Click here to volunteer.

Traffic Team
We need 20 adults to help manage the traffic flow into and through the LCC parking lot. This activity will be outdoors. Dress accordingly. 2:00pm-6:00pm on Sunday, December 6.
Click here to volunteer.

Building 2 Monitors
We need a couple of people to monitor the doors of Building 2 as well as the restrooms. 2:00pm-6:00pm on Sunday, December 6
Click here to volunteer.

Caroling Teams
We would like to have several caroling teams out in the parking lot to spread joy to the waiting families. Starting at 2:30pm on Sunday, December 6.
Click here to sign up and let us know who will be on your team.

Family Gift Bag Assembling Team
We need 20 people to assemble Christmas bags to be given to SBS families. 3:00pm-6:00pm on Tuesday, December 1.
Click here to sign up to be a part of this team.

Donate

Thank you LCC family for your generosity. Some things are just a bit different than last year but we are still privileged to be able to contribute to Step By Step families during this holiday season. Please have all of your donations in by Sunday, November 29.

Drop off your donations in the Conference Room (foyer of LCC's main building) Monday through Friday 9:00am-4:00pm, Saturday 6:00pm-7:30pm, or Sunday 9:00am-12:30pm. You may donate money online through our website or deposit cash donations into our offering boxes just outside of the sanctuary doors.

Gingerbread House Kits
Donate gingerbread house kits. Kits are sold at Target, Michael's, Joanne's, Walmart, Costco, etc. Need 250 kits.

Contents for Mom's Gift Bags

Donate items to be assembled into gift bags for each Step By Step mom.
pdfClick here to view the list of suggested items.

Grocery Gift Cards
Donate money towards the purchase of a $50 grocery gift card for each Step By Step family.
Click here to donate any dollar amount online. Designate your gift for SBS Groceries.
Cash donations may be deposited into our offering boxes located just outside the sanctuary doors.

Family Gift Bag
Help fill a family gift bag while promoting some good old low tech family fun. pdfClick here to see an example bag. Below are some suggestions:
1. Start with a fuzzy blanket. Click here to see Costco's version.
2. Add some treats like popcorn, hot chocolate, a cookie mix, etc.
3. Stick in a game or two. Any family-friendly games for preschool and up, such as Barrel of Monkeys, Bingo the Puppy, multi-packs of kids’ card games, etc. Walmart and Target are great places to find family games.
4. Fill in with coloring books, crafts, play dough, puzzle books, and holiday treats. Dollar Tree is a great place to look for these types of items.

Pack your items in a clean reusable grocery tote (will be used for SBS client care packages throughout the year), making sure your items fit. Drop off your bag at Lighthouse. Step By Step volunteers will transfer your items into a Christmas tote and tie it up with ribbon.

Click here to donate money online towards the purchase of items to go into a family gift bag. Designate your gift for SBS Family Gift Bag.
Cash donations may be deposited into our offering boxes located just outside the sanctuary doors.

Equipment

Generators
Step By Step is in need of the use of several generators (full gas tank/battery charged for up to four hours of use) during their Drive-Through Party on Sunday, December 6. Generators would be in use from approximately 12:45pm-6:00pm.
Click here to let us know that you would be willing to let us use your generator.

Pop Up Canopy Tents
Step By Step is in need of the use of several pop-up canopy tents during their Drive-Through Party on Sunday, December 6. Tents would be in use from approximately 12:45pm-6:00pm. We could use your weights or sandbags as well.
Click here to let us know that you would be willing to let us use your pop-up canopy tent.