The name of our family's store was inspired by the children's book, The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein. It's a beautiful story brilliantly told through the profound unfaltering love a tree has for a little boy. While there are so many themes within the story that resonate with us, it is the idea of giving from the heart that sounds the loudest. We have immersed ourselves in the culture of Sarasota and New Orleans. Because of this bond, we are thankful and moved to give back to the children of these communities.
In Sarasota, proceeds go to the Child Protection Center. This organization is committed to the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse. This program works together with the Department of Children and Families and Law Enforcement in the investigation of child abuse cases and also coordinates community-wide services for affected children.
In New Orleans, proceeds will go to the Tipitinia Foundation. One of the Foundation's initiatives is: Instruments A Comin', which increases youth participation throughout Louisiana by providing quality instruments to school music programs.