Make A Difference

How Can I Help?


All of the programs at Literacy Now are offered at no cost to the children. We are totally dependent on the gracious contributions of individuals, churches and corporations, as well as grant funds to provide all of our program needs. We realize how many incredible organizations and great causes there are in the Houston area alone and hope that you will choose to support the children served by Literacy Now.

$25

Provides literacy enrichment activity supplies

$50

Provides supplies and materials for a Parent Engagement Workshop

$100

Provides 35 books to be distributed to children

$200

Provides materials and supplies The Reading Express mobile classroom

$500

Provides materials, supplies and volunteer training for the Lunch Bunch mentoring program

$1K

Helps sponsor one child in the Reading Intervention program

$2.5K

Provides materials and supplies for 10 Parent Engagement Workshops

$5K

Helps support the cost of one Reading Interventionist

$10K

Helps support the cost of program materials and consumables for multiple programs

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Literacy Now. Volunteers are needed to help support the success of children now more than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic brought the issue of limited access to multiple things – laptops or tablets, high-speed internet, high-quality affordable childcare, books at home, excellent health care– all creating educational inequities. The good news is there is an opportunity to invest in children facing these inequities! We have multiple ways you can make a difference by sharing your time and talents, and we would love to have you join our amazing team of volunteers!

fall Volunteer Opportunities

Help us empower kids to read by signing up today! Opportunities include:

Laminating/Cutting
Enrollment Packets
Folder Assembling (File System)
Assemble Binders & Bags
Reading Express Inventory
Back to School Administrative Tasks

Click Here to sign up for your date(s) and time(s). Thank you!

For a complete list of volunteer opportunities, please click here.

To make a difference in the lives of these children, complete a volunteer application today!

For more information about volunteering, please email us at volunteer@literacynowhouston.org

Story Swap Libraries

Did you know that 1 book is available for every 300 children living in low-income homes?

You can help alleviate this problem by getting books into the hands of children who need them the most. We have identified numerous locations throughout Houston where children are really in need of access to great books. The Story Swap project offers many ways for you or your group to get involved.

Click here for more information on Story Swap libraries

Lunch Bunch Mentor

Lunch Bunch is a volunteer-driven mentoring program for 3rd to 5th graders offering programming for children who need additional social and emotional support. Children from the Reading Intervention program receive priority for Lunch Bunch participation.

Click here for more information on the Lunch Bunch program

Guild

The mission of the Literacy Now Guild is to support by assisting with program activities and events, helping to raise program funds, and spreading awareness of the organization. This fun group of ladies is very diverse representing all ages and stages of life – single, married, moms with young children, moms of grown children, and ladies with no children. Join this dedicated and dynamic group in supporting Literacy Now and the children we serve.

To become a Guild member, please fill out the member form here.

For more information on the Guild, please contact Jacque Daughtry at jacque@literacynowhouston.org.  

Young Professionals

BE THE GENERATION THAT TRANSFORMS OUR COMMUNITY AND BUILDS RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER YOUNG PROFESSIONALS.

The Literacy Now Young Professionals (LNYP) group is a diverse group of individuals empowering our communities through the power of literacy. Through service projects/events and social networking, our young professionals will work to improve literacy rates for under-served children in Houston.

Join our growing network of young professionals who impact the communities in which we work and live. Our multi-faceted, growing membership is comprised of young professionals ages 21-39 who represent various industries and professions throughout Houston. Whether you can volunteer for a one-time event or a weekly opportunity, your commitment will make a difference.

MEMBERS OF LNYP MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be a young professional (age 21-39).
  • Volunteer every other month
  • Have a passion for literacy and making a difference

IMPORTANT NOTE:

If you would like to be included for the 2022-2023 announcements, please email us at volunteer@literacynowhouston.org.

be a page turner

Join our monthly giving program and help us turn the page for Houston's youngest struggling readers in our Reading Intervention program. Your monthly contribution will help us continue to offer high-quality, individualized programming and support to the children and their families who need it.

Suggested Page Turner Levels:

$25 a month - Toward literacy enrichment supplies

$50 a month - Toward supplies and materials for a Parent Engagement workshop and a quarterly update on programs, including an interventionist spotlight

$75 a month – Toward books for students in the Reading Intervention program

$100 a month - Toward sponsoring a specific child in the program; quarterly updates and videos on the progress of the child you are supporting

$250 a month - Provides materials and supplies for The Reading Express mobile classroom
 
$500 a month - Provides materials, supplies and volunteer training for the Lunch Bunch mentoring program

JOIN PAGE TURNER TODAY AND BECOME A CHAMPION FOR LITERACY!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN

*You may cancel your monthly contribution at any time by contacting us at development@literacynowhouston.org


page turners

Judy & Mike Andries

Cyndi Baily

Mariann Barra

Kimberly & Scott Bayley

Kathy Schreiber-Clark

Jacque & Mike Daughtry

Stephanie Davidson

Celia & Tom Douthit

Karen Dunlap

Becky & Tom Herren

Robert Hilliker

Michel Hinton

Pam Jolley

Ken Kelly

Emma Kirchhofer

Christy Labban 

Ronda Lewellen

Cathy McDonnell

Angela Meredith

Sharon & Tom Redford

Debbie Rehmann

Kay Tanner

Tracy Theut

Julie West

Jacklyn & Vincent Wilson

Georgiana Zehner

Wish List

We welcome gently used or new books leveled between early childhood and 5th grade. We also accept Beanie Babies or similar sized stuffed animals to be used as reading buddies. 
 
If you would like to donate new books, please CLICK HERE to access our Amazon book wish list.
 
For more information, emails us at team@literacynowhouston.org. 

We are in immediate need of Early Readers and Beanie Babies or similar sized stuffed animals. If you are interested in donating something, please contact Ashley at ashley@literacynowhouston.org

Thank you for your support!