SMART Family Party at the Spot 3204 Seawall Blvd. May 25th 5:30-6:30 pm 

"What's in your emergency backpack?" Families with children from babies thru 4th grade. Free books from SMART. Free healthy snacks from the Spot.

Mardi Garden Family Time

Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:00

May 11, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15.


SMART Family Harvest Evening 6:30 - 7:30 pm May 18th & June 15th   

SMART Family Literacy  hosts hands-on family time activities in the garden at 6901 Ave P, Galveston. "Pick and take" harvest of vegetables, as available, watering the garden, creating giant bubbles, painting, digging for potatoes, pre-K storytime. Free books! For families with children birth through grade 4. Masks and distance are required. For information, text (409)771-4155 or email: 

Books for Kids

In 2020, SMART put 32,537 books into the hands and homes of kids who need to read. Whether learning at home or school, kids need books more than ever before. Your tax deductible donation will help us provide books to Galveston County kids in 2021. 


SMART teaches children, their parents, and their teachers, inside, outside, and online. We partner with child care centers, elementary schools, clinics, and other nonprofit organizations to reach thousands of people yearly in Galveston County. 

Family Food Gardens

Kids, parents, and teachers learn to grow their own herbs, lettuce, and green beans with tiny starter box garden kits. Success means they harvest and taste the freshest and best food ever. Donate in support of family food gardens, fighting childhood obesity and diabetes.  

Photo by Marisa Heymach

Thank you to our generous 2020-2021 donors!

The Harris & Eliza Kempner Fund

The PEF of Moody Methodist Church

The Ippolito Charitable Foundation

The Moody Foundation

Save the Children, U.S. 

Valero BFC

Sasser Family Foundation

DSW Homes

TNMP Fund, a division of PNM Resources Foundation

Andrew Turner's Birthday Fundraiser

Tom's Thumb Nursery

Many thoughtful individuals 


Find out in this parent newsletter from SMART. 


Free Online

For PK thru grade 4 and their parents or grandparents! As the temperature gets HOT this June, grab your favorite pencils, markers, and paper and draw something COOL!

For Tuesdays at 11:00 AM (June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29), register here: 


For Thursdays at 5:30 pm (June 3, 10, 17, 24), register here:

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