A non-profit organization and children’s book publisher have teamed up to provide assistance to oilfield workers and their families. Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH) and Punkindooger Publishing will work together to donate books and a portion of sales to help oilfield families experiencing financial hardship over the holiday season, according to a Dec. 8 statement.
Oilfield Helping Hands is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, established in Houston in 2003. OHH helps oilfield families in financial crisis due to no fault of their own. Punkindooger is a children’s book publisher with a commitment to promoting oilfield industry-based STEM education while giving back to the community.
“As a petroleum engineer and father of two looking for ways to teach my children about the oil and gas industry, I created Punkindooger to produce fun, colorful and creative books for children, but also to support the communities we serve,” said Kyle Wagner, founder of Punkindooger and based in Fort Worth, Texas. “By launching this campaign in tandem with OHH we hope to raise enough funds throughout the holiday season to donate copies of both book titles to daycares, schools and families in need,especially those who have been impacted by COVID-19 and the employment downturn.”
With every sale of the company’s first two book titles, Goodnight, Drilling Rig and O is for Oilfield, Punkindooger will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to OHH.
“We are so thrilled to be a part of this inspiring fundraiser at a time when we all need a little something to lift our spirits,” said Bill Markus, OHH Houston Chapter president. “It is a real treat to be able to partner with Punkindooger to promote fun and educational books for kids that also help us raise money for hard-working oilfield families.”
Wagner plans to release two additional titles through Punkindooger before the end of the year, with each book benefitting a nonprofit organization.
To purchase O is for Oilfield and Goodnight, Drilling Rig and to donate books to families in need, visit Punkindooger Publishing’s website at www.punkindooger.com. For more information, follow Punkindooger on Facebook (@punkindooger), Instagram (@punkindooger) and Twitter (@punkndooger).