Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and be thankful. Those of us who went through Harvey and either experienced loss or knew friends and neighbors who did, saw incredible acts of kindness. When our Kingwood Branch Library lost so much the outpouring of support by individuals and organizations in our community, as well as across the country, was simply astounding. In the spirit of the season we want to express our very heartfelt thank you to all who stepped forward, and continue to step forward to help.
There were hundreds of individuals who made cash donations totaling over $20,000. These same individuals donated over 7500 used books. Many of these individuals were from out of state.
Organizations such as HEB, Kinder Morgan, Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust, the Kingwood Civic Club and Northpark Animal Hospital, Southern Simplicity Crafts & Creations, Nimbus Brands, JoJo’s Fashion Boutique LLC, among others made generous contributions.
21 people bought commemorative pavers.
Two enterprising young ladies made a substantial cash contribution after selling their homemade Texas Strong decals.
One neighbor sold Kingwood Strong t-shirts to raise money.
Showcase Kingwood Food Truck Festival provided us with space to collect books, publicized the event, arranged storage for the donated books after the festival and even moved all those heavy boxes into that storage!
The Kingwood Girl Scouts collected a good number of books.
Reiffton School, Reading, PA made a donation
Salem, Indiana residents put together a book drive resulting in over 800 books
Pines Montessori School provided us with a large room to sort and organize our huge inventory of books
The staff of a public Library in Bismarck, North Dakota pulled together $250 for rebuilding our library
In addition to the cash and books donated there were countless hours of volunteer time, and a stream of requests to volunteer. Adding in all those we forgot to mention…and there were more…FOLK is very thankful this Thanksgiving. What a great neighborhood and world we live in!