"What's in your family's emergency backpack?" 

Join us on Wednesdays for information about how to prepare your family with young children. 

How can you talk to young children about natural disasters?


SMART Families: Home on the Range (Things that can change!)

Wednesdays, 7 to 7:45 PM    June 3, 10, 17, 24


Hurricane Harvey 

  • Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast in August 2017. 

  • More than 3,000 children in our normal service area were affected by Harvey. 

  • SMART provided books to replace home libraries and child care center libraries in 2017, 2018, 2019, and now in 2020. 

  • In addition to replacing lost books, new books are important to children who were displaced or who were likely to fall behind in learning when school was interrupted. 

  • SMART works to help families with young children prepare for future disasters, including the 2020 hurricane season from June 1st to November 30th.  

In 2017, SMART Family Literacy made a commitment to assist 3,000 children in Galveston County affected by Hurricane Harvey. Recovery takes years. In 2020, we continue to provide books and other supplies.


SMART Family Literacy gives books, blankets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, school supplies, and backpacks to families with young children affected by Harvey. Preparation leads to resilience. 






Email SMARTFamilyLiteracy@gmail.com for more information.