FOLK, Friends Of the Library, Kingwood exists for one reason only, and that is to help our local library in any way we can. This essentially means raising funds to supplement what is received from the county for the purchase of items like downloadable digital media (audio & e-books), books, video games & equipment, DVD’s as well as children’s, young adult, & adult program support. FOLK is staffed 100% by volunteers, and other than nominal expenses for things like this web site (for example), we contribute everything we collect to the Library. Your contributions go a long way!
You can make contributions in several easy ways;
- The fastest and simplest way of doing it is to use the Online donation button on this site. This button goes directly to our PayPal account which we use for various purposes besides donations. We also use it to collect sales from our online bookstore. If you donate using this button, PayPal gives you the opportunity to enter a description of the contribution, and you will receive an email verifying the donation almost immediately. Give it a try.
- GE Donors, enhance your donation! The Friends of the Library, Kingwood is entered into the GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program database. GE donors may now register their donations for matching to FOLK (www.gefoundation.com/matchinggifts).
- The Kroger Community Rewards Program is another way to help your Library. All you have to do is register online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com and be a registered Kroger Plus Account holder. When registering online simply edit the Kroger account Community Rewards information by inputting your Kroger Plus Account number and either selecting the Friends of the Library from the list of organizations, or entering our “NPO” number, which is 81717. Now every time you use your Kroger Plus card (you must use the card), FOLK wins!
- Do you buy from Amazon? Well if you do, then instead of signing in like you normally do, sign in at Smile.amazon.com, using this link (because it has our organization code). https://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2073064. Now every time you purchase through this portal, Amazon will send 0.5% of your purchase to FOLK.
- Other methods of contributing include your annual FOLK Membership, which you can do online right here. You can of course donate used books for the FOLK Bookstore by simply bringing them into our store located in the library entry hall. Your purchases of used books in the FOLK Bookstore also contribute revenue for our library support. Finally we know your time is valuable, and volunteering to work in the Bookstore or Library helps us immensely.
- Buy a Paver. Fill out our paver form, and become immortalized forever on a brick paver on the walkway leading up to the library! If you fill out the form online, please be sure to send in your check, or use the donation button and mention your donation for a paver. Pavers cost $150.
- The ultimate form of donating is to have a meeting room in the library named in your honor or in the honor of a loved one. If you would like to inquire about this type of donation please contact our FOLK President at [email protected]
- Mailing in a Check: Of course contributing by check also works. Our address is: P.O. Box 5353, Kingwood, Texas 77325