Holiday Events

Share your LOVE this holiday season

 Today, Step It Up Camp & students from the Fashion Club and Kenmore Middle School dropped off 200 handmade hats from their project HATS from the HEART, at Children Hospital.

We thank DoubleDDMeats for their monetary contribution in helping us purchase additional material for the project. We also want to thank Seattle Children for accepting our project

    On Saturday, November 24th at “The Hangar” Town Square, Step It Up Camp held its 1st Annual  HATS from the HEART. 25 Students from the Northshore School District, volunteered part of their Saturday to make hats for kids in Children Hospital. We thank Monir Zandghoreishi the Director of the Fashion Club and her supporting staff of instructors, parents and local volunteers for a successful project.

On Dec 1st, Michael Wansley “The Wanz” stopped by and took some time to mentor the after-school club of Step It Up Camp, during their community event with Central Market. They served 10 gallons of FREE hot chocolate to those at the Santa Parade in Mill Creek.

WOW! What a day, this past Saturday, Dec 8th, I got to experience a community event called Shop with a COP. Apparently, for the past 10 years or more, many sponsors, volunteers and our law enforcement from King & Snohomish County have been sharing the true joy of Christmas for many families during holiday season.



Monir Zandghoreishi is known to the Seattle area as a highly respected couture designer. She has a degree in Art & Fashion and has experienced couture training from several European countries.

Monir accepted the position of regional Director of Fashion Group International in 2006. She is the Fashion Design Department head in Sanford Brown College. Sharing her knowledge with the new generation of designers is Morin’s Passion.

Monir created Project Red Dress completion for all the Seattle fashion design schools in 2007 and her picture featured on the cover of New York Fashion Mannuscript magazine in fall 2008 Thank annually continues until 2012.

Monir created and produced The LOOK Show, fashion design completion for new designers in 2013 for evening magazine program that for 5 nights view in King 5 Evening Magazine.


John Agyapong was born in the West African country of Ghana, he immigrated to the United States of America at the age of 16, to further his education. John has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Washington, and an MBA from Seattle University.

John worked in the financial services industry for over 10 years, but the past 15 has been spent in the Aerospace industry. After several years at Microsoft Corporation and AT&T Wireless, doing Financial Analysis, he Joined The Boeing Company in 2001 as a financial analyst, and has worked with many suppliers around the world procuring parts for production of commercial aircraft.

John is the current senior leader for Warranty and Change Management for Boeing Commercial Aerospace. He’s been in that role for several years overseeing the unprecedented growth in the commercial Aerospace Business.

John has been active in community service ever since arriving in the United States of America, he volunteered for over 20 years at Mariner High School as a mentor in the MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) program, speaks at local high school about cultural diversity, serves on the executive board of Village Volunteers, Treasurer for the Snohomish County branch of the NAACP, and a proud board member for Step it Up.

John lives in Mill Creek with his wife of 20 years, and two children 18 and 14.


David Carroll has more than 25 years of combined leadership, retail banking, risk management and coaching experience. Currently, he is vice president and manager of Banner Bank in Bellevue. David is active within the Puget Sound community and has held volunteer positions at a variety of nonprofit and for profit organizations that include Cantillon, Junior Achievement of Washington, Seattle University, Lead The Difference, Washington Women in Need, Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington and the Hot100 Business Association.

​Above all, David enjoys the rich personal success of the family life he has fostered with his wife, Jenny, and their four young boys who live on the Eastside. In his spare time, he chooses to ride performance Harley Davidsons, play sports with his kids, read books with his wife, and bird watch. David and his family attend Saint Teresa of Calcutta in Woodinville.