The Giving Tree would like to thank the Howard-Suamico community for all their support with time, money, and service for our 2013 Taste of the Villages Auction. There have been many individuals, groups and companies who have played a big part in helping us have such a successful event. Thank you especially to 1951 West, Thornberry Cottage, our main sponsors Fox Communities Credit Union, Pioneer Credit Union, Associated Bank, SMT Machine & Tool, HSBPA, and Sanimax. A big thank you to Canterbury Farms for the gorgeous centerpieces, Tom Monahan, our auctioneer, and Sarah Thomsen, our M.C. Thank you also to all our volunteers and the Howard-Suamico community for their ongoing support and value in helping our children and families with their basic needs. As we have stated before, it takes two villages to raise our children. On behalf of all our families who are registered with The Giving Tree, we are so grateful for your support.
Together we helped 139 families including 339 children this holiday season!!!
The outpouring of donations was phenomenal. Every volunteer and family that walked into the holiday store was overwhelmed by the amount of donations.
Thank you for donating gifts, for donating your time to volunteer at the store, and for continuing to support our students.
The Giving Tree Board decided to pilot the holiday store concept this year because we wanted to empower families and instill a sense of pride and dignity. Well together we accomplished that! Here are some of the comments made by parents:
"This (buying gifts for my kids) makes me feel capable."
"I loved being able to shop for my kids.
I was able to find items that fit their personality."
"Truly a huge blessing - you are making Christmas very special for my kids."
"I'm so grateful to have a chance to pick out gifts for my kids
and I can afford them!"
Parent Tips- Giving Tree Presentations:
You are cordially invited to parent presentations at TGT…
Where: Bay View Middle School (Activity Room)
Who: Any TGT parent/guardian that is interested in parenting tips
Time: 11:45am to 12:45pm… Please wait outside.
Someone will be there at 11:30am to escort you to the room.
Park: On the street by the front of the building.
Parking lots are not available due to student use.
Benefits: Tips for parents/adults & get a number to be in front of the line.
Topics for the year:
October: Setting Limits Without Guilt Part 1
November: Setting Limits Without Guilt Part 2
December: Creating a Memorable Winter
January: Bully proof your child
February: Preventing Power Struggles
March: Preventing Power Struggles
April: Wrap up and review
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
Back to School Event 2012
The Giving Tree
Howard-Suamico District Office Employees
Howard-Suamico Education Foundation
Howard-Suamico Optimist Club
Logistic Assembly Solutions LLC
Saint Edward & Isadore Congregation
Ahlborg Tire & Auto, Inc.
Brown County Community Women’s Club
Cellular Systems, Inc.
Circle R. Mink Ranch, LLC
Exclusive Alterations, LLC
Howard-Suamico Business & Professional Assn.
Jeff & Mary Prickette
Josephine’s Pizza and Pastaria
LaJava A Coffee House
M & I Part of BMO Financial Group
Jeff & Mary Prickette
Raasch Associates, Inc.
River Street Pier
S & J Aronson, Inc.
Gary & Diane Schmidtke
Fred & Renee Stieg
VIP Lube, Inc.
Zepnick Solutions, Inc.