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.

With Members Give, giving has never been so easy. Members Give Online allows you to make a donation using your American Express® Card or, if you are enrolled in the Membership Rewards® program, you can redeem your points for a donation.

$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!

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, contact Ashley Danna at ashley@literacynowhouston.org

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.

For more information or to become a member, please see our Guild brochure here.

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 at least one time during the year (August-July)
  • Have a passion for literacy and making a difference

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    Our young professional service projects/events and networking opportunities are wrapped up for the 2019-20 school year. If you would like to be included for the 2020-21 announcements, please contact Ashley at ashley@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.

    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. You will receive quarterly updates and videos on the progress of the child you are supporting. 

    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 Julie West at julie@literacynowhouston.org


    page turners

    Judy & Mike Andries

    Mariann Barra

    Jacque & Mike Daughtry

    Karen Dunlap

    Becky & Tom Herren

    Michel Hinton

    Sheila Hutchings

    Ken Kelly

    Cathy McDonnell

    Sharon & Tom Redford

    Kay Tanner

    Julie West

    Jacklyn Wilson

    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 wish list with Market Square Bookshop, a local neighborhood Houston bookshop. For every book purchased through the wish list, 10% of each book price is donated to Literacy Now. You will also receive free shipping for selecting delivery at check-out with the following address: 945 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77002. 
     
    For more information, contact Ashley at ashley@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!