Giving Tree

Our annual Monte Vista Holiday Gift Drive

Giving Tree is a time-honored Monte Vista tradition that helps support our penguin families who need extra assistance during the winter holidays. We have served hundreds of families over several years due to the generosity of the Monte Vista community. We provide much-needed clothing items, toys, books, and food bags (for Thanksgiving and Winter breaks).

It takes so much to make Giving Tree come together each year, and we are always honored and amazed by our community's generosity! If you would like to volunteer your time, sponsor a child or family, or donate items or food, please reach out to us at at any time of the year. Thank you!

Monte Vista Giving Tree 2020: Complete! Gifts collected, wrapped, and delivered! Thanks so much to everyone who contributed gifts and help!

2020 Giving Tree letter:

Greetings, Monte Vista Families and Friends,

There is still time to get involved with our annual Giving Tree Gift Drive!

Please choose an item you’d like to donate using the link to the Sign-Up Genius forms at You can find the forms for Monte Vista by entering the email address ***

**Update** All items on our lists are now spoken for! We are so grateful for the incredible support of the Monte Vista Community in this challenging year.

You may drop off your unwrapped gift with the Giving Tree # clearly labeled on each item to the school’s front office by December 11th at 3:00pm or on the front lawn Saturday, December 12th between 10:00 - 2:00pm. When dropping off items at the MVES office, please remember to always wear a mask and to stay at least 6 feet from others in the office area.

Items can also be mailed directly to the school, please be sure items will arrive no later than Friday, December 11th:

Monte Vista ES Attn: Giving Tree

3211 Monte Vista Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Thank you for your continued support of the Monte Vista community! Please feel free to contact us with questions at

Here are other ways to help with our annual Giving Tree:

• The Giving Tree also needs individuals or businesses willing to sponsor a child or family for Thanksgiving break and Winter break food gift cards. For more information, please contact Gretchen Price at

• The Giving Tree will need shoppers! Once the gift drive ends, we will need help filling any gaps for the children. For more information, please contact Gretchen Price at

As always, thank you for your generosity!

Monte Vista Giving Tree Committee

Lila, Brittany, Alden, and Gretchen