Help make the holidays special for children and families in the Howard-Suamico community. The Holiday Store will accept donations for families to purchase at costs that are affordable. The money collected from these purchases will be donated back to The Giving Tree to continue to fulfill its mission. The families that are chosen to shop, are selected based on referral and financial hardships. Based on research and community feedback, they found parents would rather work and pay for the clothing, toys and gifts that would bring joy to their kids during the holidays. This model instills pride and dignity in the families they serve.

Here is how you can help:
• Use the shopping list below to help purchase items for the Holiday Store
• Shop till you drop! You decide how many items you will purchase.
• All unwrapped donations can be dropped off at Green Bay Community Church (GBCC) at the front entrance on the following dates: November 11th to December 8th between 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday mornings 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Note: GBCC will be closed on November 28th to November 30th. Dropoff locations also available at Willow Clothing Company, The Candy Bar and Thornberry Cottage
• If you need to schedule a drop off outside of these dates or hours, please contact Angela Klumb at angeklum@hssdschools.org or call and leave a message at (920) 593-3484.
• Make a cash donation, or provide Target or Meijer gift cards to Green Bay Community Church for The Giving Tree Holiday Store. Please drop off cash or gift cards at the Green Bay Community Church Front Office, attention “The Giving Tree” on or before Thursday, December 5th. The money will be used to purchase needed items for the store.

All items must be new and unused

Clothing for students (no infant sizes):
• Boots and snow pants
• Graphic t-shirts (teen size S-XL)
• Sweatpants – all sizes
• Leggings – female all sizes
• Pajamas – all sizes
• Fleece/flannel pants (teen size S-XL)
• Hats/Waterproof gloves/mittens (all sizes)
• Boy’s knit hats
• Boys’ long athletic socks
• Girls’ long fun socks, boot socks, fuzzy socks
• Hooded sweatshirts (teen sizes S-XL)
• Boxers/underwear
• Underwear

Ideas for boys/girls:
• Legos – high demand items
• Remote control toys
• Dolls
• Princess items
• Board games
• Art supplies (i.e. scrapbook, craft, projects)
• Sports equipment and balls (i.e. football, soccer balls basketball, sleds, Nerf) – high demand items
• Other toys

Ideas for teens: (This is the largest age group)
• Sports equipment and balls (i.e. football, basketball, fishing rod) –high demand items
• Bath and body products for females
• Old Spice and Axe body products
• Cosmetics, eye shadow, nail polish
• Skull Candy and Sony ear buds
• $10.00 gift cards (iTunes, Coffee, Gas Cards, Fast Food, etc.)
• Water bottles
• Wireless speakers

Bedding Items:
• Pillows – high demand
• Blankets and quilts – larger size
• Towels and Sheets – all sizes high demand

Other:
• Tape, gift boxes, wrapping paper (no bows)
• Cash donations – used to purchase additional items for store
• Target, Meijer – any amount to purchase additional items for the store