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"Branching out to the
Community, Setting
Roots in the


Bay View Middle School
1217 Cardinal Lane

Open from 1:00pm-3:30pm
On the second
Wednesday of each month


Branching out into the community to provide basic needs and resources to families in need with children in the Howard-Suamico School District. 
The Giving Tree will provide resources for students in the Howard-Suamico School District to enable them to participate in educational opportunities and school events.  These efforts will give our students the confidence to excel into enthusiastic learners, and ultimately, become productive citizens of our community.


If you would like more information or would like to help support The Giving Tree, please contact one of the following committee members:
Kourtney Feldhausen
Maureen Mommaerts
Cathy Novak
Bobbi Nowaczyk 662-5001
Lynn Schlag 662-8121

Kelly Andersen

Michelle Dahlke


Nola Puissant

Sue VanDenElzen

The Giving Tree is a 170(C) (1) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible

Giving Tree

Back to School Event 2014

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Back Pack Event 

Thank You

For attending and supporting the 
Sixth Annual
Taste of the Villages Auction
Click here 

The Giving Tree Continues to Branch Out!!

The Giving Tree and Green Bay Community Church continue to partner and will offer a holiday assistance program that instills pride and dignity in the families we serve!  Families will again be able to shop at The Giving Tree Holiday Store for their own gifts at costs that are affordable.  The money collected from families will be donated back to The Giving Tree to continue to fulfill its mission.


Based on research and community feedback, we found parents would rather work and pay for the toys and gifts that would bring joy to their kids during the holidays, much more so than standing in the free toy/gift line with their proof of poverty.  Look for more details to come.


Thank you for your support of The Giving Tree and doing what is best for our students and their families.  Your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated!



Community Giving Closet

A program started by members at Grace Harbor Church to help those in need of clothing - for FREE.  Everyone is welcome!  Hours on 2nd Wednesday of each month follow Howard's Giving Tree food pantry, and generally one Saturday a month or, if possible, by appointment.
Click here for more information

LOCATION: Grace Harbor Church

1021 Hillcrest Heights    Green Bay 54313  (Howard)

CONTACT: Denise McGinnis Community Outreach Director  denisemcginnis@hotmail.com

Phone: (920) 471-3858


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Parent Tips- Giving Tree Presentations:

You are cordially invited to parent presentations at TGT…

            Where:  Bay View Middle School (Activity Room- 246)

            Who:     Any TGT parent/guardian that is interested in parenting tips

            Time:    12 noon  to 12:40pm… Please wait outside. 

            Park:     On the street by the front of the building. 
Parking lots are not available due to student use.
                           Please wait outside or between the double doors and Sue Z will come to greet you and walk you to the meeting room” 

            Benefits:  Tips for parents/adults & get a number to be in front of the line.

Topics for the 2014-2015 school year:

            October 8:  Healthy Snacks

            November 12Saying no to kids is ok... help set boundaries

            December 10:  Our kids don't need more stuff. What they need is more of us

            January :  

            February :  

            March :  

            April :  

            June :  No parent presentation
           July :  


Ways you can help:

  • Volunteer to help with/at the pantry
  • Sponsor a food drive at your place of employment, community organization, place of worship, etc. 
    Please contact a board member to get a list of needed items.
  • Donate money to purchase food, personal care items, school supplies, winter apparel.
    Please make checks payable to HSSD with The Giving Tree written in the notes
  • Donate food, personal care items, school supplies, or winter apparel.
    Please contact a board member to get a list of needed items
  • Sponsor a student's school fees.
    Please make checks payable to HSSD with student fees/Giving Tree in the notes
  • Donation List

Donate to the Giving Tree

Registration Forms

Pantry Dates 2014-2015

September 10
October 8
November 12
December 10

Pantry Schedule 2014-15

Food Drive

Please drop of food at any of the schools between now and open house.  The items needed:  soup, canned pasta, canned vegetables. Peanut butter, canned fruit, mac and cheese, ramon noodles, boxed potatoes, rice, stuffing, hamb helper

Food Donations

Giving Tree Food Donations:  Marked containers are always available at all schools during the upcoming holiday concerts to collect items for the food pantry.   Items especially in need include: oatmeal, pancake mix, canned fruits and vegetables, ramen noodles, canned beans, plain pasta.

Community drop off locations include:
 -Design ala'mode
-Suamico Village offices on Velp Ave.
-Thornberry Cottage
-Village Lanes



The Giving Tree-

The Community Giving Closet

The Community Giving Closet is a program started by members of Grace Harbor Church to help provide free clothing to those in need. Everyone is welcome! Hours will follow Howard’s Giving Tree and also include one Saturday a month or by appointment.
Click here for more information and upcoming hours

Quick Links

How to register for Pantry use:

Contact your child's building School Social Worker to complete registration forms and determine if you meet the following eligibility requirements.

Student attending HSSD AND Qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program OR Experiencing a recent financial family hardship.