Houston Reads Day | Engage, Impact, Empower

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Winner of the 2022 Association of Fundraising Professionals Outstanding Fundraising Program (under $2M).

Houston — It's time to Engage, Impact, and Empower!

March 1, 2024
8:30AM - 2:30PM

Join us as we read to more than 14,000 Pre-K through 3rd grade students across Houston during our 4th Annual Houston Reads Day.

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Thanks to Our Sponsors

and Supporters for Making an Impact!

Masterpiece

Castex
Castex Foundation

Media Sponsor

KTRK | ABC Channell 13
KTRK

Classic

The Powell Foundation

AnnaLee & Andy Waite

Best Seller

Phillips 66

Anna & Fred Charlton

novel

CheniereEIV CapitalJ. Turner Research

novella

BCCKDeep Well ServicesHEBNOVTrendsetter Vulcan OffshoreNOVWhite Deer
Richard Schmidt

story Book

Allegiance BankCadence BankCapstreet BankFifth Third BankHines

Lisa & Thomas Chance
Jacque & Mike Daughtry
Kevin Kushner & Brittany Sakowitz Kushner
Karla & Paul LeBlanc
Deepak Manoharan
Deviyani Misra-Godwin & Gareth Mugeli

Poem

Latham & Watkins, LLP

Jessica Faith Carter
Delmar
Andrea & Greg Desnoyers
Vanee & Steve Kesten
Mindy & Jason Kollatschny
Cathy McDonnell
Lynsey Ritchie

Picture Book

AmegyBankAmegyBankAmegyBank

Shelley Frisby
Lee Walker
Dawn & Ken Zieren

underwriters

event supporters

2022 & 2023

Houston Reads Day Impact

  • Raised $1.4M to expand our services
  • 800+ volunteers read to more than 19,000 Pre-K - 3rd grade students
  • Allowed Literacy Now to expand to 10 new schools
For more information, contact Ken Kelly, Development Director
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Participating Elementary Schools

HISD

Heights

  • Love

North

  • Betsy Ross Elementary
  • Burrus

North East

  • Dogan

North West

  • Blackshear

South

  • Thompson

South East

  • James H. Law Elementary

South West

  • Braeburn
  • Cunningham
  • Ed White
  • Fondren
  • Mandarin Immersion Magnet School
  • Milne
  • Neff
  • Neff ELC
  • Sylvan Rodriguez
  • Valley West

West

  • Daily
  • Mark White
  • Piney Point
  • Robinson
  • Shadowbriar
  • Walnut Bend
Charter Schools

East End

  • Promise Community School at Baker Ripley
  • Yes Prep - East End

East

  • Rhodes School of Performing Arts - NorthShore
  • The Varnett Public School - East

North

  • SHSU - Cypress Trails
  • SHSU - Spring Woods
  • Yes Prep - Airline

North East

  • Rhodes School of Performing Arts - Humble
  • The Varnett Public School - Northeast

South West

  • Baker Ripley Gulton - Sharpstown
  • Nativity Academy
  • The Varnett Public School - Southwest

The Woodlands

  • SHSU - Brighton Academy
Aldine ISD

North

  • Conley
  • Harris Academy
  • Jones EC/PK
  • Jones Elementary
  • Magrill
  • Ogden

North East

  • Francis Elementary

North West

  • Kujawa Elementary
Alief ISD

South West

  • Best Elementary
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