Back To School Drive !

Hey guys ! Back in 2018 when I hosted my first Kid’s Jubilee(was called Back to School market at the time) my mom and I bought 50 cool backpacks stuffed with school supplies each getting the same items. I wanted to do the same for this years Kid’s Jubilee August 14, 2021 and wanted to know if I can get your help with the school supplies. I will buy the backpacks and do the stuffing and credit any donors.

I figure with all that has happened I could do it again so at least some kids will have supplies and backpack they will be proud of. If you would like to see a video of the backpack giveaway please click on the link below. I did just get out of the hospital from having Sinatra but showed up anyway so it’s not glamorous lol .

Video Link: https://www.facebook.com/koutourevent/videos/2121310831463165

If you want to help me purchase or gather school supplies please let me know by texting me at 214-734-1917 or if you don’t want to shop you can PayPal me sjpevent@gmail.com.Photos from our 2018 drive !

Back To School Drive

To donate please text 214-734-1917 or email, koutourevent@gmail.com with your name and what you are donating. We can schedule a pick up location.

The Open Market a Kingwood Kindness Organization Fundraiser

Kingwood Kindness Organization is having this fundraiser in order to create more revenue for us to be able to continue to give to our community when in need.

We would not be able to do this without every donation, volunteer, and prayers. The only way we can continue to do this is when we come together collectively to make this a reality. We can do amazing things when we come together.

Kingwood Kindness is a self-funded 501 c(3) Organization which is committed to giving relief by helping the local communities in times of need and in disasters

The Community Event

Come one come all for a fun day in the park with Kingwood Kindness and Koutour Event !

We will have raffles, free giveaways, live music, kid’s zone, food trucks, shopping and games.

We hope to see you there to enjoy our community festivities ! Let us know that you are coming by joining us on the event page.

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Virtual Fundraising with The Livable Forest

360 Fundraising

Explore a Pop-Up Store

Pop-Up Store 360 Fundraising is a seven day virtual fundraiser where you and your team earn 50% profit selling the best community perks card this side of the Mississippi, and you never have to worry about handling cards or collecting money. It’s 100% virtual.

When you donate you will receive a lifetime Livable Forest Perks Card ! With this card you can visit select businesses and receive discounts, attend member outings, participate in monthly drawings and much more with no expiration date !

CHECK OUT THE CURRENT FUNDRAISERS !

To check out a fundraiser all you have to do is click the photo and it will take you to their individual or organizations page. Once there you can see how much each fundraiser is trying to raise and how much has been raised.

Click the picture to view each fundraiser !

Kingwood Kindness
Paisley the Cheerleader
Kingwood 8U All-Stars Baseball team

HAVE YOU JOINED THE LIVABLE FOREST !

The Livable Forest is a online marketing platform designed to help support businesses that are part of the perks program with marketing. It is free for businesses to join. You can also join our membership program where you will receive a one of a kind “The Livable Forest” perks(discounts)card !

With this card you can visit select businesses, receive discounts, attend member outings for free, participate in monthly drawings and much more !


Everything we do is centered around our perk businesses !


Please register with The Livable Forest to gain access to exclusive members content ! It is free to register and join as a normal member. If you are using a phone go to the side bar and scroll down and if you are on a tablet click the side bar.


Your membership will give you access to EXCLUSIVE perks and deals with participating businesses.
When you purchase a membership a portion of the proceeds go to Kingwood Kindness which is an organization that helps our community at the drop of a dime. They have been supporting and caring for our community since Harvey and have not stopped!


The funds will also be used to host more vendor markets at Kingwood Town Center Park so that small business owners can come for FREE and sell their goods.


If you would like a perks card : https://thelivableforest.com/the-livable-forest-perks-card/
If you would like to be a perks business: https://thelivableforest.com/become-a-livable-forest…/

The Hype of Giving

Foresters ! You are invited to attend The Livable Forest Fundraiser hosted by Hype Nutrition.

About Hype Nutrition

Hype Nutrition is serving up healthy protein smoothies, energizing teas & protein coffee for our community, making it a healthier & happier place. We strive to provide the best customer service around, always service with a smile.

This fundraiser supports Kingwood Kindness and all tips made this day will be donated to them.

You will also have the opportunity to purchase a Livable Forest Perks card for $25 that you can use at Hype Nutrition to get happy hour pricing!

About Kingwood Kindness Kingwood

Kindness has been around since the storms that have devastated the Kingwood community from the storms of Harvey and Imelda. Richard Abram, the founder, has given much to the community without asking for anything in return. Richard has the community and those around him in his heart!

Please visit kingwoodkindness.org

About The Livable Forest

The Livable Forest is a online marketing platform designed to help support small businesses with marketing. It is free for businesses to join. The perks card is purchased by a consumer and they will receive discounts that are picked by the business when they bring in the card and show it.

When you purchase a membership a portion of the proceeds go to Kingwood Kindness which is an organization that helps our community at the drop of a dime. The funds will also be used to host more vendor markets at Kingwood Town Center Park so that small business owners can come for FREE and sell their goods.

Please visit thelivableforest.comhttps://fb.me/e/48rkemFgk

The Woodlands Children’s Museum

Our Mission


We create opportunities that Educate, Empower and Excite children and families through play while inspiring a lifelong sense of wonder and discovery.

Diversity Statement


The Woodlands Children’s Museum is a cooperative learning environment that provides children with multiethnic and multicultural experiences. We expect our visitors and partners to honor this global environment, free from discrimination in regard to race, age, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, family structure, citizenship or social economic background. To encourage acceptance and understanding of individual differences, we pledge:

to present opportunities for all to play and engage in discovery within a safe and nurturing environment;
to celebrate cultural and global differences through educational programs, calendar festivities and exhibits; and
to reach out to the community to ensure that all people feel welcome wherever the museum is represented.
By embracing communication and encouraging interaction among diverse families, The Woodlands Children’s Museum shares in strengthening the bond that begins with our common goal of empowering our next generation.

Outreach

Bring The Woodlands Children’s Museum to you! Experience a dynamic program designed for grades K4-5. Discover and see up close: masks from around the world, play different musical instruments from Africa, touch adornments from different cultures and learn how different types of containers are used on the other side of globe.

Our programs are designed to compliment Texas academic standards. Through the programs that are offered through the Outreach Department, we support 21st century skills of self-direction, critical thinking, invention, collaboration and cultural influence. Additionally, all programs include a “make and take” process oriented project that extends the learning experience.

Initiatives


Museums for All: a signature access program to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. The program will enable low-income families to visit The Woodlands Children’s Museum for a minimal fee of $3 per person with the presentation of a LoneStar (EBT) card. The Museums for All initiative represents a long stride toward the goal of reaching more children and parents, especially those living in poverty, with the valuable learning resources of museums. Children’s museums, with their unique focus on bringing children, families, and communities together, are committed to providing access to all.

The Woodlands Children’s Museum has joined The Livable Forest perks business program !!!

They are offering card holders $1 dollar off admission which is $7 each for adults and children over 1.

To see a list of participating businesses and to order your card which is $25 Click HERE

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with amazing Irish Dancers
🍀💚 We have another performance by The Cass-Barrington Academy of Irish Dance coming up at 11:45. https://woodlandschildrensmuseum.doubleknot.com/…/24031

The Benefits of Community Service

Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, high school is a great time to try things that you haven’t done before – including volunteering.

Students may think it’s not worth their time to get involved in the community because it doesn’t pay like a normal job would. However, there are several benefits that volunteering can give you that no other job can.

School Benefits

You may be familiar with community service already because it is something that your school requires. In fact, many high schools throughout the United States require their students to help out the community in some way in order to graduate. Though it’s often on the honor system to report what you’ve done, these high schools may require up to 200 hours of community service before they’re willing to grant a degree.

Personal Development Benefits

One of the big ways that students will benefit from volunteer work is through personal development.

This happens in a number of ways. First of all, many students learn about their personal strengths and weaknesses. When you’re working on campaigns and projects and getting to see real-life results, you’ll get to know how your personal attributes and actions can make a difference. Many of these qualities are things that students can’t get good feedback on in the classroom.

For example, students may learn that they have excellent skills in coping with a crisis or other stressful situations, or may learn that they find taking charge of a team to be a struggle. This kind of exposure to different situations can then teach students how to further develop skills that they have, and how to work on areas they struggle in.

Health Benefits

Numerous studies over the past several years have shown that volunteering isn’t just good for your mind and conscience; it’s also good for your body. By focusing on others’ problems instead of their own, students have reported reduced stress, and overall improvement in mood and health.

Community Benefits

Volunteering allows students to become directly involved in their communities. Some students don’t realize how important volunteers are to the country and to many organizations. But try to imagine if no volunteers showed up to work tomorrow. Can you imagine what would change?

College Benefits

Have you ever wondered if volunteering makes a big difference in college admissions?

The truth is that it’s one of the most popular extracurricular activities that students list on their college applications. And while colleges don’t necessarily expect students to have spent all their free time volunteering, schools (especially the more competitive ones) will usually notice a total lack of community service.

Professional Benefits

Did you know that employers love volunteers?

TimeBank, a UK-based volunteering charity, and Reed, a recruitment company, partnered to create a study on how employers think about volunteer work. The results were very positive for those who have chosen to donate their time:

  • 84% of employers agreed that volunteering is a good way for people to find work.
  • 70% of employers said that volunteers have a better chance of getting a higher salary and a promotion.
  • 80% of employers said that they like to see volunteer work on a resume.
  • 23% of employers said that volunteering had helped their staff learn key skills, such as time management, communication skills, and leadership skills.

The study also showed that half of the employees surveyed thought that their volunteer experience had helped them land their job, and up to 20% of employees thought that their volunteer experience helped them gain key skills in communication, leadership, and time management that were important to their jobs.

How to Get Started

If you’ve decided you’re ready to take the plunge, here are some Do’s and Don’ts to get you started in your volunteer career.

Do try to find the right opportunity for you. It’s important to find something that you are going to enjoy and that you are capable of doing well. Ask yourself what kind of people you like working with (kids? people your own age?), whether you work better alone or as part of a team, how much time you have to commit and how much responsibility you can take on, and what special skills you have that you can contribute.

Don’t volunteer abroad just because you think it looks better. Especially for college applications, admissions officers prefer to see a local long-term volunteer commitment than something that has only lasted a week or two during a summer break. Some volunteer abroad programs can also cause more trouble than good to local people.

Do try to find a cause that you are passionate about. If you have always had an affinity for animals, try working at a shelter or a charity working on animal rights. If you have always valued education, try tutoring or an education charity. The more you care about the cause, the more dedicated you will be to continue working for it over a long period of time.

Don’t be afraid of making a change. Ask questions when something doesn’t seem right. If you end up doing work that doesn’t seem like a good fit, is causing excessive stress, or if the experience isn’t allowing you to do the things you thought you would be working on, it’s ok to leave to find something else.

Do enjoy yourself! The more you are having fun with volunteering, the more it will be a positive experience both for you and the organization you are working with.

Young Entrepreneurs from Kingwood ! Making Positive Moves !

Making Big Moves !

They are three brothers with 4 Businesses !
A Bouncy house table and chairs rental company, Noah’s Art & dance lessons for kids birthday Parties and The Boys also have a Kids Outreach Program.
Box out Bullying- The Host annual Bully awareness Community Events. Including teachers , Police Officers . Giving away free snacks and drinks while educating kids to on bullying.

They are Also Hip-hop Entertainment Artist!
They Perform around the World Promoting Positive Clean Motivational music.

The Gee Boys are Young Entrepreneurs from Kingwood Tx. Ziggy is a 9 year old student at Woodland Hills Elementary, Tyln is a 14 year old student at Kingwood middle school, Noah is a 12 year old student at kingwood middle school where he plays basketball.

Please make sure you support them.
They are starting to host kid friendly craft shows , with kid Entrepreneurs, music and Entertainment.
Look out for their Kingwood Kids Events coming soon !

Torchy’s Tacos

Torchy’s supports our local Kingwood community and aims to connect our neighbors and organizations thru what we do best…DAMN GOOD TACOS!

Torchy’s Tacos started in 2006 with a mobile trailer, a little red Vespa, and a man with a passion for good food. The founder, Mike Rypka, left an executive chef position to chase his dreams by investing everything he had into Torchy’s Tacos. With a new, experimental menu ready to serve but no mouths to feed, Rypka jumped on his Vespa and started throwing out samples in an attempt to draw customers to his trailer. Before he knew it, people were rallying beside the taco stand hollering, “damn these tacos are good!” and the Torchy’s Tacos’ legacy began

On Wednesday, December 2nd between 11am-8pm, we will be hosting Fundraiser to give a portion of proceeds back to Kingwood Middle School PTA.

Just mention that you’re there to support and your order will help contribute to their overall donation.

You are welcome to visit any of the following locations to contribute to this fundraiser:Torchy’s Tacos
4529 Kingwood Dr. Kingwood, TX. 77345

If you have any questions regarding the event, reach out to Lisa Culkin, lisa.k.culkin@gmail.comThank you for the support!

Article and pictures credits to Torchy’s Tacos !