Kindness in Action

Crooked Billet Elementary School

Crooked Billet Elementary School
Thank you Crooked Billet Elementary School for inviting The Giving Tree back for your annual Acceptance Day this past Friday. The students created 245 packages of school supplies and 23 Peace & Smiles boxes that went to underprivileged children. #givingback #kidshelpingkids Read more...

Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center

Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center
72 snack bags and 47 'thinking of you' cards went to Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center this weekend. Special thanks to our Giving Tree Ambassadors for spreading the #mlk spirit! #givingback Read more...

McCaffrey's

McCaffrey's
Giving Tree Ambassadors are at McCaffrey's today from 10 - 12:00 sharing the MLK spirit. Stop by to see us! Read more...

Stony Creek Elementary School

Stony Creek Elementary School
Thank you to the student members of the Stony Creek Elementary School Community Kids Club! They created 42 gorgeous thoughtfully decorated Peace & Smiles Boxes. The boxes will be delivered to children in unfortunate situations and will surely bring many smiles! #kidshelpingkids #givingback Read more...

The Baby Bureau

The Baby Bureau
These adorable little 'Baby Bundle Bags' were created by our Giving Tree kids at our recent Working Hands event. 200 of these bags went to The Baby Bureau. A wonderful organization supporting newborn babies of under-served moms. #givingback #kidsmakingadifference Read more...

North Penn High School Key Club

North Penn High School Key Club
Thank you, North Penn High School Key Club for these thoughtful and cheerful holiday cards for those experiencing homelessness. #spreadingsmiles. #givingback. Read more...

Working Hands 2016

Working Hands 2016
#Workinghands2016 today at the Wissahickon Middle School.... Service projects benefiting so many in need. We are here til 2:00. #givingback Read more...

Ambassadors Club

Ambassadors Club
Members of our Ambassadors Club came together yesterday afternoon to prep for our upcoming Working Hands event. #givingback Read more...

Walton Farm Elementary in Lansdale

Walton Farm Elementary in Lansdale
Thanks to Walton Farm Elementary in Lansdale for inviting us to join their Fall Frolic. It was a great Peace and Smiles event. #kidscangiveback #helpingothers Read more...

Peace & Smiles Community Day

Peace & Smiles Community Day
Spreading peace and smiles to kids in need. Read more...

Ambassadors Club

Ambassadors Club
Our Ambassadors Club kicked off yesterday afternoon! Students grades 6-12 are welcome! Contact us if you are interested in being a part of this awesome opportunity! #kidscangiveback. #makingadiffrence Read more...

Gotwals Elementary in Norristown

Gotwals Elementary in Norristown
13-year-old Marlee from Upper Dublin collected over 200 books for kids in need. The books were donated to Gotwals Elementary in Norristown. Awesome job Marlee! #kidscangiveback #booksforkids Read more...

Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School

Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School
GMA High School Lacrosse team worked with the Giving Tree ambassadors to create some wonderful Bags of Sunshine and Snack Busters to feed those in need. They also made some great cards for children in hospitals around the nation. #kidscangiveback Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School Read more...

Stony Creek Community Kids Club

Stony Creek Community Kids Club
At a recent meeting, students of the Stony Creek Community Kids Club decorated these beautiful Peace & Smiles Boxes for children in pediatric wards. Awesome job Stony Creek! #spreadingkindness. with Stony Creek Elementary Read more...

US Bank

US Bank
'Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day' at US Bank. The Giving Tree was honored to be a part of the community service portion of the day. The kids focused on helping students of underprivileged schools.Read more...

GMA High School LaCrosse

GMA High School LaCrosse
Shout out to the GMA High School Lacrosse team for these awesome cards for hospitalized kids! The girls from both the JV and varsity teams got together to create some beautiful cards that are sure to bring many smiles to some kids who need it most!Read more...

Valerie Ricciardi

Valerie Ricciardi
My husband, son, and I live at Interfaith Housing Alliance, Hope Gardens, in Ambler. I opened my door to my apartment yesterday and saw a bag with this in it. I want to say thankyou so much to everyone for your donations. That was really thoughtful of you. Like I said to Bridget earlier, if there isRead more...

Ambassadors

Ambassadors
Ambassadors had a great giving night. Learned so much from Lauren at Hope Gardens in Ambler and started a special project to help families in transition.Read more...

Valentine Card Making

Valentine Card Making
Valentine cards and Hershey kisses to cheer up those staying in shelters. Thanks to our awesome Giving Tree helpers for your service and kindness.Read more...

Mercy Connection Day

Mercy Connection Day

Germantown Academy MLK Day of Service

Germantown Academy MLK Day of Service
Thank you to the students at Germantown Academy for an awesome Peace and Smiles project during their MLK Day of service.Read more...

First Niagara Bank Grant

First Niagara Bank Grant
Thank you to First Niagara Bank for the wonderful grant to support some amazing service projects. Giving Tree ambassadors did an awesome job filling snowmen bags and hunger buster bags. They did so much to help the cold and hungry in Norristown.Read more...

Fighting Hunger with Crooked Billet Elementary

Fighting Hunger with Crooked Billet Elementary
Another awesome day fighting hunger with Crooked Billet Elementary. The kids did an awesome job as we showcased our brand new "Hunger Buster Bag". 186 bags will bring smiles to the patrons of the Interfaith Food Cupboard in Abington.Read more...

LaSalle College High School "Dress Down Day"

LaSalle College High School "Dress Down Day"
Thank you to LaSalle College High School for your generous donation! Through their 'LaSalle Responds' Program a recent "Dress Down Day" benefited The Giving Tree! A special thank you to Luke Ventresca for nominating us as a recipient!Read more...

Merck Peace and Smiles Party

Merck Peace and Smiles Party
Thanks to Merck for an awesome time sharing some of your community service with us. A great Peace and Smiles party with some great supporters.Read more...

Ambassadors Making Sandwiches

Ambassadors Making Sandwiches
Giving Tree Ambassadors making sandwiches for the Grace & Cecil Bean Soup Kitchen. Awesome teens celebrating the true meaning of the holiday. In that spirit, everyone of us here at The Giving Tree is very thankful for all of our friends and supporters. Thank you for making such a great organizatRead more...

2700 Bags for Meals on Wheels

2700 Bags for Meals on Wheels
300 Baby Bundle Bags for low-income moms, 800 Souper Snack Bags and 300 Snowman Bags for homeless outreach centers and 1300 Morning Munchie breakfast Bags for Meals on Wheels. Read more...

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards
The 166 Holiday Cards for the homeless that were created at Working Hands 2015 will be mailed out to spread some cheer to individuals spending the holidays in area shelters.Read more...

Working Hands 2015

Working Hands 2015
Another amazing Working Hands event. Thanks from The Giving Tree staff to everyone for all of your help and support.Read more...

Key Club Cards

Key Club Cards
Thank you North Penn Key Club for these awesome Hugs & Smiles cards! They will be delivered to area senior citizens bringing them much joy!Read more...

Teen Ambassador Club Poster Making

Teen Ambassador Club Poster Making
Our Teen Ambassador Club hard at work prepping for our November 7th Working Hands event. Read more...

Walton Farms Elementary

Walton Farms Elementary
A fantastic night at Walton Farms Elementary. What a spirit of giving. Thanks to the Home and School for having us.Read more...

Girl Scouts at Grasse Elementary

Girl Scouts at Grasse Elementary
Awesome Peace and Smiles party with some very giving Girl Scouts at Grasse Elementary. Thanks for a great night. Keep up the good work as you do your community service projects.Read more...

A trip to serve breakfast at the local soup kitchen

A trip to serve breakfast at the local soup kitchen
According to Colin, age 10, "I learned that there are so many people who are in poverty and need food. It felt good that everyone I gave something to said thank you." Justin, age 13, "I thought it was neat that the homeless who came there all seemed to know each other and were like family to each otRead more...

Thank you Sesame/Rockwood Camps & Rockwood Adventures Teen Travel CIT's

Thank you Sesame/Rockwood Camps & Rockwood Adventures Teen Travel CIT's
Thank you Sesame/Rockwood Camps & Rockwood Adventures Teen Travel CIT's for these awesome Back to School cards for the North Penn United Way 'Stuff the Bus' program! Great work on this community service project!Read more...

What an awesome summer of service for the North Penn United Way

What an awesome summer of service for the North Penn United Way
1,500 sock rolls finally rolled and finished and headed to Stuff the Bus. Our students helping other students in need have a better school year. Hope all of our groups had a great time and learned more lessons of giving!!!Read more...

Turning a rainy day into a day of service! The Giving Tree kids making a difference in our community!

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The Giving Tree kids making a difference in our community!Read more...

GMA Summer Stangs

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The GMA Summer Stangs doing service projects for the North Penn United Way. Sock rolls to help needy students for the next school year. Awesome job guys!Read more...

Stony Creek Community Kids Club Stuff the Bus Cards

Stony Creek Community Kids Club Stuff the Bus Cards
Thank you to the Stony Creek Community Kids Club for making these gorgeous cards supporting the North Penn United Way 'Stuff the Bus' program.Read more...

G E Power and Water

G E Power and Water
G E Power and Water supporting the community with local fifth graders taking part in their Technology day. Then also including charity during Bring your Kids to Work day. Thanks GE for 175 amazing works of art!!!Read more...

The Leary Kids Helping The American Red Cross

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The Leary kids helping The American Red Cross during Red Cross month. They are making mini care bags and cards of appreciation to those volunteers who do so much for our community. A great family project when teaching kindness.Read more...

Arcola Intermediate School Peace and Smiles Project Party

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The 7th and 8th graders that are part of the Arcola Connection at Arcola Intermediate School had a great Peace and Smiles party. One of the many service projects that they do throughout the year!!Read more...

Hatfield Ice Sock Rolling Project Party

Hatfield Ice Sock Rolling Project Party
Thanks to our friends at Hatfield Ice for having a sock rolling party to support our Stuff the Bus program with the North Penn United Way. Another way that kids can give back.Read more...

Janssen Pharmaceutical Peace and Smiles Boxes

Janssen Pharmaceutical Peace and Smiles Boxes
Thank you to the Janssen Pharmaceutical families for such a great job on these beautiful Peace and Smiles boxes. They will definitely bring many smiles to children who are in need of some good wishes!!!Read more...

Volunteer Sweet Bags

Volunteer Sweet Bags
Birthday Fun ~ Cake, Candles and Kindness! Some of our Giving Tree friends making Volunteer Sweet Bags to remember those who give of their time to help others. Let's not forget their efforts and all they do.Read more...

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2056

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2056
Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2056 created some beautiful Hugs & Smiles Cards! They are gorgeous and will bring lots of smiles to many faces. THANK YOU!Read more...

Stony Creek Elementary Community Kids Club

Stony Creek Elementary Community Kids Club
This is Blythe and her beautiful Peace & Smiles Box she decorated with The Giving Tree!  Isn't this beautiful!  Thank you Blythe! Read more...

Janssen Biotech - Birthday Bash Bags!

Janssen Biotech - Birthday Bash Bags!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Our friends at Janssen Biotech worked hard to complete 100 Birthday Bash Bags for distribution to  local food banks.  These bags will be a wonderful surprise for visitors who have a birthday to celebrate! Read more...

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel CCD Peace & Smiles Party!

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel CCD Peace & Smiles Party!
March 2014 - A group of over 50 Mt. Carmel prep students worked together to build, fill and decorate 60 Peace & Smiles Boxes.Each box included a wonderful note wishing the recipient a great day.          The beautiful boxes were delivered to Bethanna in Southampton, PA.TRead more...

Corpus Christi Daisy Troop Peace & Smiles Party!

Corpus Christi Daisy Troop Peace & Smiles Party!
February 2014 -  The wonderful Daisy Troop of Corpus Christi School in Lansdale sponsored a Peace & Smiles Box party to celebrate the end of a great year of cookie sales!  Troop # 7639 completed 50 boxes and had lots of fun doing so.  Thank you girls!Read more...

Pennfield Middle School - JNHS Peace & Smiles Party~

Pennfield Middle School - JNHS Peace & Smiles Party~
The wonderful JNHS students at Pennfield Middle School spent time on Monday afternoon completing 25 Peace & Smiles Boxes for The Giving Tree.These fabulous boxes will be going to St. Christopher's Hospital in Philadelphia next week.  Thank you all!   Read more...

Hugs & Smiles Cards!

Hugs & Smiles Cards!
Today we received two beautiful packs of Hugs & Smiles Cards from friends in Warren and West Chester PA!  If you would like cards to have to complete with your family, please email us and we would be happy to send you some.These cards are fun and bring a smile to face to many senior citizens in Read more...

Thank you to the kids at the MMR Vacation Bible School!

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We are so happy that the wonderful kids from MMR Vacation Bible School supported the efforts of the Giving Tree by  helping creating amazing flower pots full of sweets and Hugs & Smiles Cards for our senior citizen friends!You guys are fabulous and we can't wait to work with you again next year!Read more...

Mom's Club Peace & Smiles Party!

Mom's Club Peace & Smiles Party!
We were very lucky to have a fabulous Mom's group make some wonderful Peace & Smiles Boxes.  Looks like fun was had by all and we know the kids who receive these boxes will be thrilled!Drop us an email if you would like to have your own party.  Read more...

2013 Spring Giving

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  The Giving Tree Spring Giving Event was held on Saturday, April 27th, 2013.   We were busy for 4 hours and worked very hard to complete the following items:  Our event will include projects to benefit local friends in need: - 50 Baskets of Sunshine - 300  Creative kids bags for summerRead more...

2013 Used Children's Book Collection

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We are pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Used Children's Book Collection was a grand success!  Our day started off  with a wonderful donation from Impact Thrift Store of almost 600 books.    By the end of the day, we had over 7,200 books!    Five area schools will be receiving these books and eRead more...

Trumbauersville Elementary - 1st Grade Class of Mrs. Deiley

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Our friends in Mrs. Deiley's  first grade class at Trumbauersville Elementary worked as a team to complete almost 50 Giving Tree Snack Bags for Manna on Main Street! That is fantastic!  We are very happy to have your help and I am sure Manna on Main Street will be thrilled!Keep up the good work!Read more...

Asher's Chocolate Fall Festival!

Asher's Chocolate Fall Festival!
The Giving Tree was invited to attend the Asher's Chocolate Fall Festival and we had a wonderful time!  We made lots of new friends and enjoyed the music and entertainment.  Our friends helped us complete 200 Hugs & Smiles Cards.  It was a great way to start the fall season.Read more...

Thank you to our Morgandale Friends!

Thank you to our Morgandale Friends!
On Saturday, September 15th, the Giving Tree and The Morgandale Community   came together to help complete 100 Peace & Smiles Boxes!  It was a wonderful morning and the children had a lot of fun while they worked to achieve our goal. We are happy to report that over 100 boxes were filled and decRead more...

Thank you to our MMR Vacation Bible School Friends!

Thank you to our MMR Vacation Bible School Friends!
Thank you to the amazing kids who attended the MMR Vacation Bible School program  this week for helping the Giving Tree with some projects.  We were thrilled to receive over 240 completed Hugs & Smiles cards, 80 filled flower pots, and many beautiful Peace & Smiles wrapping sheets!   We are Read more...

Thank you Mahon Family!

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A great big thank you to Meg, Caitlin, Brianna, and James Mahon who volunteered  their time today to help The Giving Tree fill and wrap over 50 Peace & Smiles Boxes!    In addition to the boxes, the Mahon team created some terrific  Hugs & Smiles cards.   We are very grateful for your help aRead more...

North Penn Under Ten Birthday Bash!

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The Giving Tree had a great time on Saturday, June 9th at the North Penn Under Ten Birthday Bash!   We had many friends help us complete our Hugs & Smiles cards for our local friends at area Assisted Living facilities.   Happy Birthday NPUT and thanks for including The Giving Tree!Read more...

WOW! Great Job Montgomery Elementary!

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The students and families of Montgomery Elementary did an amazing job on building over 30 Peace & Smiles Boxes!  In addition to the completed boxes, a whole bunch of items were donated that will be used in filling even more boxes! To finish each box with a unique and special touch, we were thrilRead more...

Thank You Upright Family!

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Big thanks to the Upright family for the Peace & Smiles Box paper!  It is perfect and very needed.    Thank you for thinking of The Giving Tree!Read more...

Montgomery Elementary & The Peace & Smiles Boxes!

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Our wonderful friends at the Montgomery Elementary Goodwill Committee are inviting the students and their families at Montgomery Elementary to help The Giving Tree build some Peace & Smiles Boxes!    The school has a goal of 100 boxes. Thank you Montgomery Elementary! Read more...

May 12, 2012 - Thank you for your help!

May 12, 2012 - Thank you for your help!
Thank you for helping us paint and fill flower pots!  It was a great afternoon and we had a lot of fun!    Read more...

2012 Spring Giving

2012 Spring Giving
 The Giving Tree is proud of all the work and helping hands that shared their  time with us to complete our project list.  We completed our first batch of Peace & Smiles boxes.  Over 40  boxes were filled, wrapped and decorated.   250 Backpack Buddy Bags for the For Pete’s Sake Program 350 ArtsRead more...

2012 Used Children's Book Collection

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On March 10th, The Giving Tree sponsored a Used Children's Book Drive.  We asked for our friends and family to clean off their shelves and donate the books that are collecting dust.  All of our donated books were donated to three (3) elementary schools in Philadelphia.  Our goal was 3,000 books and Read more...

Over 1,100 Books Donated from Gwyn Nor!

Over 1,100 Books Donated from Gwyn Nor!
WOW!  The amazing students and staff at Gwyn Nor really stepped up  with  a collection of 1,157 books for our book drive set for March 10th. Read more...

Thank You Gwyn Nor Elementary School!

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The students and teachers at Gwyn Nor Elementary school are helping with our Used Book Collection!   The school sent home a flyer to all families inviting them to donate their used books.   Thank you so much!Read more...

Thank You Ark Animal Hospital!

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A grand thank you to Ark Animal Hospital and your patients for the amazing donation of dog and cat food over the past month.  Community Housing in Lansdale was very grateful for the donations!Read more...

2012 Read-A-Thon

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The Giving Tree Read-A-Thon was a great time and we raised $700 for the purchase of new books for the libraries of Potter Thomas and Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary Schools.  Read more...

2011 Pajama Party

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On April 30, 2011, The Giving Tree hosted a Pajama Party at the Montgomery Mall!  Participants were asked to donate a pair of new pajamas along with a new book to be donated to The Pajama Program.  The Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to children in need, many who are waiting and hoRead more...

2010 Backpack Walk-A-Thon

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June 26, 2010 Our Backpack Walk-A-Thon took place at the Spring Valley Park in Montgomeryville.  The Giving Tree organized this family event to benefit Cradles to Crayons and their Back To School Backpack Campaign.  This children's organization provides children in low income situations the essentiRead more...

2010 Used Book Drive

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On March 27th, 2010, the Giving Tree sponsored a Used Book Collection for Kids.    All of the  books were donated to the Andrea O'Donnell Children's Trust.  This foundation is run by a woman named Lesley Lane, in memory of her daughter who was murdered in 1995.  Her daughter's love of children and bRead more...

2009 FlapJack Fundraiser

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On November 9, 2009, the Giving Tree hosted a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee's in North Wales.  Tickets were sold for the event and from 8 am to 10 am the flapjacks were flipping!  We had a full crew of helpers. The different jobs included greeters, seaters, servers and cleaners.  Kids rotated respRead more...