Shared Comments from 2016 & 2017 Giving Tree Recipients

“Me and my family are extremely excited to have been blessed with this tree! You guys just don’t realize the amount of stress you have lifted off me! Extremely thankful!” – Ms. Cooper
“Thanks to you, a weight has been lifted and I can enjoy this holiday season with my children. You are truly a blessing! Merry Christmas and God bless you.” – Ms. Sergent
“To know that our children will have gifts to open this year is more than we could ever ask for!…So, thank you so much and God bless. You have seriously made a difference in our lives! Thank so so much.” – Mrs. Holland
“You have made sure our children will have a great Christmas and not feel left out! I cannot wait to one day be secure enough in life to bring joy to another family like you have done for ours!” – Rebecca, Steve, Aydan and Brooklyn
“Your hard work and effort has made a powerful impact on our family. That is a lovely Christmas tree, we simply adore it. Our hearts are still smiling. We are very humble and grateful. Thank you for your caring, generous and thoughtful gifts.” – The Smith & Williams Family

“Thank you so much for the Christmas Tree full of gift cards. This is so greatly appreciated and made our Christmas 1000 times better. We are so happy there are people out there associated with the Teepe Family Foundation to bring us a wonderful Christmas. May God Bless your heart. Thank you so much.”

Shanasia White

“Myself and my family would like to extend our dearest gratitude and appreciation for helping us this year with providing us with a Christmas tree and gift cards. When I opened  the card I cried and thanked God for you all. I will cry again when my 5 year old gets off the bus, because he kept asking are we going to put up a tree.He’s going to be so excited. Our family is beyond thankful.”

Brice Family

“I would like to say thank you so much I really needed help this year I really appreciate me and my three kids, we really needed food and I’m going to the store and use the Walmart cards my kids and I will try to get them a Toy as well. Thank you and God Bless”

Trinty Kirkland and Family

Donate to Giving Tree

Over the last several years, thanks to the generous hearts of many in our community, the Teepe Family Foundation’s annual Giving Tree has put the “merry” back into the Christmas season for area families in need.

Each tree will be adorned with $400 worth of gift cards from Kroger, WalMart, Bob Evans,Cincinnati Zoo and other local family restaurants and retailers and then delivered to children and families identified by St. Vincent DePaul.

The Giving Tree Event

Each year, we hold a special event to assemble, pack and wrap the trees for delivery to St. Vincent DePaul. This year’s assembly, packing and wrapping event will be held on:

Sunday, December 9, 2018
1-5 p.m.
Receptions Conference Center
(5975 Boymel Drive, Fairfield, Ohio 45014)

Welcome to the season of giving!


We’re a non-profit organization whose goal is to bring family, friends, business associates and the community together to help those in need and to give back. Here’s how it works:

  • You sponsor a tree or a gift card for the tree
  • We use your sponsorship dollars to purchase a simple tree and gift cards for the families
  • We will assemble the trees and attach gift cards for the families
  • We will deliver the trees to families identified by St. Vincent de Paul

We believe by doing this we will make a real impact in our great City of Cincinnati. We will be directly supporting others during this most joyful of seasons. The Teepe Giving Tree is our chance to be a servant to others.

Teepe Family Foundation is supporting St. Vincent de Paul and serving its clients this holiday season.

We would like to take this opportunity to announce our four returning Giving Tree partners who have one again, graciously dedicated their time to help us raise additional funds toward out Giving Tree goal, as well as their special charities. Please welcome back:

  • Greg and Gail Davis
  • Scott and Jill Braun
  • Mike and Lora Huhn
  • The Helping Hands Committee
  • Mike and Pam Lobeck

We’re also excited to announce the new Giving Tree partners this year. Your commitment to helping those in need in our community is greatly appreciated. Please welcome:

  • Tom and Janis Binzer

Matching Grant

You can double the impact your donation will have on families in our community by taking advantage of our matching grant opportunity. For every tree or giftcard you sponsor, Scott and Lyn Teepe will match your donation, up to a total of $10,000. For example, if you sponsor a $100 in giftcards, your donation will be doubled to $200. Please prayerfully consider your donation and take advantage of this matching grant opportunity.

“As a family, we celebrate our faith, dreams, inspirations, passions and laughter through creative thoughts, charitable acts and a loving commitment to God and each other.”
Scott & Lyn Teepe