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
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

Southwest Houston

  • Benavidez
  • Bonham
  • Braeburn
  • Cunningham
  • Fondren
  • Milne
  • Neff
  • Neff ELC
  • Valley West
  • Ed White

West Houston

  • Daily
  • Emerson
  • Mark White
  • Piney Point
  • Shadowbriar
  • Walnut Bend

5th Ward / Downtown

  • Bruce
  • Ross

Museum District / 3rd Ward

  • Blackshear
  • Lockhart
  • MacGregor

North / Northwest Houston

  • Burrus
  • Carroll
  • R.C. Conley
  • Eckert
  • Greenspoint
  • Harris
  • Jones Primary
  • Ogden

TSU / UH

  • Thompson

Southwest Houston

  • Benavidez
  • Bonham
  • Braeburn
  • Cunningham
  • Milne
  • Neff
  • Sutton
  • Sylvan Rodriguez/li>
  • Valley West

West Houston

  • Emerson
  • Mark White
  • Shadowbriar
  • Walnut Bend

5th Ward / Downtown

  • Bruce
  • Dogan
  • Ross

North / Northwest Houston

  • Conley
  • Jones ELC
  • Jones Primary
  • Magrill

Museum District / 3rd Ward

  • Lockhart

TSU / UH

  • Thompson

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Masterpiece

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Castex Foundation

Media

KTRK | ABC Channell 13KTRK | ABC Channell 13
KTRK

Classic

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AnnaLee & Andy Waite

Bestseller

Anonymous

Anna & Fred Charlton

novel

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Julia & Jody Batdorf
Cheniere Energy

novella

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Kevin Kushner & Brittany Sakowitz Kushner

storyBook

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Claire Burum
Jacque & Mike Daughtry
Andrea & Greg Desnoyers
Deviyani Misra-Godwin
Richard Schmidt

Poem

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Cyndi Bailey
Vanee & Steve Kesten
Karla & Paul LeBlanc

Picture Book

Rushana & James Cypert
Shelley Frisby
Victoria & Andrew Judge
Mindy & Jason Kollatschny
Northside / Westside Lexus
George I. Sanchez Charter Schools
Angela Waltman

underwriters

event supporters