Pay It Forward – September 2013

Congratulations to Nikki Howard the recipient of our third ‘Pay It Forward’ Initiative. Nikkie, a Door County native, is a stay-at-home mother of three, soon to be four; Keon 10, Ayanna 5, Isabelle 1 and baby #4 on the way! Nikkie, her husband Damian, and their children reside in Sturgeon Bay. Nikkie is very involved with her children’s education at Sturgeon Bay Schools and volunteers much of her time to help the school and its students. Nikkie’s commitment to education and selfless giving of her very valuable time makes her a wonderful example of what our Pay It Forward Initiative embodies.

Nikkie has volunteered for the Sturgeon Bay Elementary Parent Teacher Group (PTG) for the past five years. This will be her sixth year as an active member. Nikkie has been President of the PTG three times which includes the current 2013-2014 school year and also served as Vice-President for one term. As an active member of PTG, Nikkie
helps plan and organize school book fairs, the back to school night, literacy nights, teacher appreciation week, school volunteers, a fall fundraising event, and provides support for the Century Ride Bike Ride. She also organizes and assists with the various collection programs that the school benefits from, like Campbell’s Soup labels, Econo Foods receipts and Box Tops for Education. Whether or not you have school aged children, Nikkie encourages you to save your soup labels, grocery store receipts and box tops to donate to an area school of your choice that will benefit greatly from the money they receive from these programs. Nikkie has also volunteered for the past two years with the Cub Scouts program as the awards chairperson. She will also be volunteering this fall as a Girl Scouts co-troop leader.

Nikkie is also an independent sales representative for Wild Tree products. As our Pay It Forward recipient Nikkie has chosen the Breastfeeding Support Group of Door County as the receiving charity of a $100 donation in her name. She will also receive a $100 Visa card as a ‘Thank You’ from DBD for selflessly giving her time and talents to better our community and our children.

To nominate someone for our final Pay It Forward Initiative, send a nomination outlining their giving, including their name and contact information to The recipient will receive a $100 Visa gift card as well as a $100 donation to the charity of their choice. To be considered for our November newsletter submissions must be received by October 25, 2013.