Kingwood Park High School’s student council recently carried out a book drive which led to the donation of 1,113 books to the FamilyTime women’s shelter. The project was organized by Kingwood Park sophomore Morgan Morris, who is the community service chair for the student council.
Morris and her mom, Jenn Morris, have volunteered at FamilyTime in the past, and after Morgan learned that kids who are read to when they are young do better in school later on, she was inspired to begin the drive, which was the first major service project at K-Park this school year.
The drive began Sept. 12 and ended Sept. 16, but even before the drive began, the Morrises began receiving boxes of books left on their doorstep.
“In Kingwood in general, everyone helps everyone,” said Morgan. “Everyone wants the best for everyone.”
K-Park’s student council puts on many service projects throughout the school year. At Thanksgiving, they will be partnering with another Humble ISD high school student council to collect canned foods. Other projects coming later in the year involve cancer awareness and drives for returning military members.
“This is what I love about K-Park...there are probably more [service projects] going on than I even know about,” said Assistant Principal Brian Johnson. “At K-Park, we believe in the importance of giving back to your community... As human beings we find meaning in life through the relationships we build and through helping others.”