2016 SMART Report
Math tells the SMART story!
During SMART Family Literacy's hands-on educational programs in indoor and outdoor classrooms and at community events, like SMART Parties (photo right), the SMART team has counted:
Some individuals attended multiple events.
Thanks to generous donors, volunteers, and program participants, SMART Family Literacy gave 16,030 books to children in the Galveston area in 2016.
"Every Home Needs Literacy" is a literacy awareness campaign and ongoing traveling used book drive. A different business hosts EHNL each month. In 2016, EHNL collected 9,901 donated new and used childen's books!
(Left Photo) Volunteers Irene Petrov and Janese Maricelli Thomasson stand out for their dedication and energy. Irene was named SMART Volunteer of the Year 2014 and Janese was named SMART Volunteer of the Year 2012. (Photo Below) Boys enjoy the opportunity to make new friends while painting at a community event. A favorite hands-on activity is painting flower pots and planting seeds in the terra cotta pots.