• KPHS

     

  •      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

     

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  • 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 mptaylor@humbleisd.net or Natalie Johnson at njohnso@humbleisd.net.  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- mptaylor@humbleisd.net           Natalie Johnson- njohnso@humbleisd.net


     

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    DONATION PAGE

     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: 

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    Donate By Mail

    Make checks payable to the Humble ISD Education Foundation, designating the KPark Tiny Home Project as the recipient.

    PO Box 210

    Humble, 77347-2105 

     

    For More Donation Information

    Call or Email Jerri Monbaron/Director of Community Development at Humble ISD

    jerri.monbaron@humbleisd.net

     (281)-641-8143


     

  • 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 

    Jennifer Arthur

    Judy Bigon

     Blue Star Mothers

     Hebert Family

    Ruby and Jerry Jones

    Kathy Kerr

    Holly Luszcz

    Tony Murray

    Angela Perez

    Strawbridge Baptist Church

    Staci Tucker

     Young Men's Service League - Kingwood Chapter

      

  • Community Donors Tiny Home 2

    Judy Bigon

    Grant Easdon

    Jon Lavin

    Kimberly Pacheco

    Angela Perez

    Mark Ryan

    Joan Schnepp

    Gina and Hugo Sanchez

  • WE ARE KPARK!