Houston Reads Day | Engage, Impact, Empower

Make A Difference on Houston Reads Day

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

Join us for Houston Reads Day - Engage. Impact. Empower.

Thursday, March 2, 2023
8:30AM - 2:30PM

A single day for Houstonians to come together to read to students, support Literacy Now’s expansion, and bring awareness to the literacy crisis in our city.

  • 500+ volunteers
  • Encourage to read to at least two classrooms for 15 minutes each
  • Very limited virtual reading opportunities will also be available
  • 35 HISD and Aldine ISD schools participating
  • 14,000+ Pre-K-3rd grade students impacted
  • Fundraising goal: $1,200,000

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

BCCKHEBNOVNOVWhite Deer

Deep Well Services
Richard Schmidt
Vulcan

story Book

Allegiance BankCadence BankCapstreet BankFifth Third Bank

Lisa & Thomas Chance
Jacque & Mike Daughtry
Hines
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

2021 & 2022

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

Participating Schools

5th Ward / Downtown

  • Bruce
  • Dogan
  • Ross

Heights

  • Love

Museum District / 3rd Ward

  • Lockhart

North / Northwest Houston

  • Burrus
  • Conley
  • Dunn
  • Harris
  • Jones ELC
  • Jones Primary
  • Magrill
  • Ogden

West Houston

  • Daily
  • Emerson
  • Shadowbriar
  • Walnut Bend

TSU / UH

  • Blackshear
  • De Zavala
  • Seguin
  • Thompson

Southwest Houston

  • Benavidez
  • Bonham
  • Braeburn
  • Cunningham
  • Ed White
  • Fondren
  • Mark White
  • Milne
  • Neff
  • Neff ELC
  • Piney Point
  • Sutton
  • Sylvan Rodriguez
  • Valley West