We Thank You

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!


A big thank you goes out to the staff at the Bismarck (North Dakota) Public Library who sent us a $250 donation. They held a special jeans/casual week to raise funds for our library. Their former administrative assistant, Charlotte Strong, a native Texan who had been in North Dakota, recently moved back to Texas and lost a lot of belongings in the flood. She preferred they donate money for the recovery of our library instead of her family. The Strong family lives in the area and uses our library.


We thank London and Hailey, who created and sold homemade Texas Strong decals, raising over $700, which they donated to FOLK. The girls and their parents are former Kingwood residents who have very fond memories of the Kingwood Branch Library. They wanted to help in its restoration from Harvey flood damage. During the time their school was closed due to the flood, they spent hours creating the decals, cutting out the letters and adhering them to the vinyl Texas shapes. Their donation will be used to purchase children’s books.