- The Giving Tree Foundation, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.
- Our Foundation and Donations for Education Program was founded in August of 2013. It is a women-owned business started by four local moms with various business backgrounds.
- We are run by our founding board members, two staff members and volunteers.
- We support Wake Forest (in 27587 zip code) K-12 schools – public, private and charter.
Wake Forest Elementary, Middle and High
Jones Dairy Elementary
Richland Creek Elementary
Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic School
Heritage Elementary, Middle and High
Envision Science Academy
Wake Forest Charter Academy
- The community participate to earn credit for their school of choice by donating, volunteering and shopping. At the end of the year these credits are totaled for each school. Our annual proceeds are then divided and donated back to each school based on their total credits.
- We have donated over $50,000 back to our local schools in less than 5 years!
- Our retail store is located at 839 South Main Street in Wake Forest. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:30am-5:30pm and 10am-5pm on Saturdays.
- Our specialty and differentiator is showcasing gently used home décor items in a non-traditional thrift shop boutique.
- We are proud to provide positive social impact through our volunteer opportunities for the local community. We focus on giving local high school students opportunities to learn the value of community service and to develop leadership skills through volunteering with The Giving Tree.
- We provide a business model that encourages our community to be good stewards of the environment by diverting useable items to our store.