Students Helping Veterans: Big Heroes, Tiny Homes
is a student-community collaborative project with a
goal to provide student-built tiny homes to homeless
veterans in the Houston area. We seek to achieve this
goal through partnerships with leaders in our community.
The Kingwood Park Tiny Homes project has already
completed two tiny homes, the first overseen by lead architect
Sarah Dalby, and the second by lead architect Brendan Flaherty.
We are continuing the Tiny Homes mission and beginning our
third Tiny Home in the Fall of 2020.
Where are they now?
"As one of the first students to have the opportunity to be apart if this organization, I have seen this project from its first nail to its third house. Before I graduated from Kingwood Park High School in May 2019, I was the lead architect for Kingwood Park High School’s first tiny home. I was in charge of drafting the construction and design plans as well as presenting to community members in order to acquire donations and community support. I was also hands-on during the construction process, working hard alongside my peers.
Since I was involved from the beginning, including fundraising, publicity, and public speaking, as well as the actual construction, I believe this project made me a very well rounded graduate and gave me an experience that I couldn’t have gotten elsewhere. These skills have made me a better student and will continue to serve me into my professional career.
This project not only gave me the opportunity to earn scholarships and leadership positions, but it also led me to my current major at UT Austin where I am studying Architectural Engineering. I plan to continue to be involved in this project for years to come, in whatever role that may entail, whether as a donor, volunteer, technical reference, or otherwise.
Overall, Students Helping Veterans: Big Heroes, Tiny Homes, was an amazing way to grow my skills and heart of service, and I hope that this opportunity will spread to other students around the country." -Sarah Dalby
"My name is Brendan Flaherty, I was the designer and lead student architect for the second tiny home built at Kingwood Park High School. I graduated from KPark in the spring of 2020 and I now attend Lonestar College where I am majoring in construction science.
The tiny home project has been an amazing experience for me. I love that as students we worked together to give back to someone who has served our amazing country and was willing to put their life on the line for what it stands for. People who have given a part of their life for service in the military should not have to worry about where their next meal is going to come from or if they will have enough clothes to keep them warm at night. It is an awesome feeling when the tiny home you have been working hard on is finally finished and you are able to provide a home to someone who may have been living on the streets for years.
When I started in Mrs. Taylor's class I thought I wanted to be an architect. However, as soon as we started construction on the first tiny home I knew I wanted to be in construction management. This project helped me find something I was passionate about while also giving me the opportunity to serve others. I have developed a true heart of service through my work in this program and I hope that many students will take up the awesome opportunity this program offers." -Brendan Flaherty
Kingwood Park's Funding Progress
Kingwood Park High School would love to thank our generous donors and community members who have made our project an outstanding success. We plan to continue building at least one home a year and material and monetary donations are still necessary. Please consider supporting our project and contact us with any Kingwood Park specific questions by contacting Missi Taylor at email@example.com or Natalie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to view a list of all needed materials, see the budget/material spreadsheet below.
Office Number: (281)-641-6682 Email: Missi Taylor- email@example.com Natalie Johnson- firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for considering a donation to Students Helping Veterans: Big Heroes Tiny Homes.
Your donations will help fund:
THE BUILDING OF OUR THIRD TINY HOME!
How to Donate:
Donate Now with our BIG RED BUTTON!
Donate By Mail
Make checks payable to the Humble ISD Education Foundation, designating the KPark Tiny Home Project as the recipient.
PO Box 210
For More Donation Information
Call or Email Jerri Monbaron/Director of Community Development at Humble ISD
As young adults, we lack the experience to bring this project to fruition on its own. We would like to thank the following industry and community partners for their donations of time, resources, and expertise.
Tiny Home #1
Anslow Bryant Construction - Monetary Donation
BRW Architects - Consulting
Cascade Windows (Tempe, Arizona) - All Windows
CKS Equipment, Matt James - Sheetrock, Insulation, Microwave, Under-counter Fridge
Expeditors - Logistics Coordination
Facility Sources - Site work, Fencing, & Container
FSR - High Heat Self-adhesive Roofing Membrane
Gil Consulting - Monetary Donation
Impressables - Merchandise
Kevin Williams Construction - Framing Consultant
Kingwood Rental LLC - Consulting
Lance Brisbin - Roofing Consultant
Lew Electrical - Master Electrician Consulting and Electrical Donation
LMI Painting - Monetary Donation
Lowe’s of Kingwood - Discounted Construction Materials
MEI Rigging - Transportation
PBK Inc. - Monetary Donation
Southern Wholesale LLC - Front Entry Door Donation
Spring Glass & Mirrors - Monetary Donation
Texas FireLogix - Monetary Donation
Texas Workforce Commission - Monetary Donation
Valspar Sherwin Williams - Paint
Wisenbaker Builder Services - Flooring, Countertop, Cabinets, and Window Treatment Donation
Tiny Home #2
Apache Industrial Services - Paint, Safety Harnesses, Transport Costs
BRW Architects - Professional Services
CNOOC Petroleum - Monetary Donation
Donor's Choose - Monetary Donation
Helping Hands Ladies of Cypress - Beanies, Household Supplies
Joiner Architects - Professional Services
Kingwood Rental LLC - Consulting
Kirsch Landscape and Design - Labor and Crushed Granite for Site
LEW Electrical - Electrical
Martinez Architects - Truss Hardware
Skero's - Furniture
Southern Wholesale LLC - Front Door
Structural Wood Components - Truss Hardware Fabrication
Unify Energy Solutions - Monetary Donation
Wisenbaker Builder Services - Flooring, Countertops, Monetary Donation
Community Donors Tiny Home 1
Blue Star Mothers
Ruby and Jerry Jones
Strawbridge Baptist Church
Young Men's Service League - Kingwood Chapter
Community Donors Tiny Home 2
Gina and Hugo Sanchez
WE ARE KPARK!