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.


Provides literacy enrichment activity supplies


Provides supplies and materials for a Parent Engagement Workshop


Provides 35 books to be distributed to children


Provides materials and supplies The Reading Express mobile classroom


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


Helps sponsor one child in the Reading Intervention program


Provides materials and supplies for 10 Parent Engagement Workshops


Helps support the cost of one Reading Interventionist


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


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!

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

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

Enrollment Packets
Folder Assembling (File System)
Assemble Binders & Bags
Reading Express Inventory

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

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


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  

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.


  • 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


    If you would like to be included for the 2021-22 announcements, please email us at

    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



    *You may cancel your monthly contribution at any time by contacting us at

    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 Jolly

    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 

    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

    Thank you for your support!