Community Partners

Books Between Kids is proud to collaborate with these community organizations providing literacy programming to children in Harris County or schools where Books Between Kids doesn’t hold a traditional book celebration. We distributed more than 26,800 books through these partners during the 2018-19 school year.

Alief ISD | Provided YA books to middle and high schools in various Alief schools  

Booker Elementary School (Spring ISD) | Provided books for their Literacy Night

Boys and Girls Country | Provided books at this residential home for children living in crisis

Briargate Elementary School (Fort Bend ISD) | Provided books for their summer reading program 

Eisenhower Ninth Grade Center (Aldine ISD) | Provided books for volunteer tutors that were helping students with the lowest reading levels

Books for Development (formerly) Good Steward Global Initiative | Provided religious books, reference books, older non-fiction and some early readers that were sent overseas to build libraries in rural communities

Harris County Leadership Academy / Harris County Juvenile Justice Department | Provided books for the residents and campus library at the Leadership Academy, one of the HCJJDs residential juvenile facilities

Higher Impact Ministries | Provided Christmas books and picture books for a holiday celebration for students in Independence Heights

Hope to Dream | Partnered with Ashley Furniture to give books to 100 at-risk kids attending their “Hope to Dream” celebration at Toyota Center where each child received a new bed 

HUD Housing Development | Partnered with an Eagle Scout Project to provided YA books to the children living at this residential facility in The Woodlands

Kids’ Meals | Provided books to 500 pre-school and elementary children attending two holiday parties organized by Kids’ Meals

Bonner Elementary (Houston ISD) | Provided books for the Literacy at 3 program, a monthly story-time for toddler and preschool aged future students of Bonner Elementary 

Literacy Now (formerly) Making it Better | Provided books for their “Reading Express” literacy bus, a mobile classroom that serves children 2 months to 4 years of age and their parents

Society of Stephen | Provided books to this social service agency that children can read books when their parents are onsite to sign up for various social services and then take the books home

The Harris Center | Partnered with a Girl Scout project to provided books to this outpatient mental health clinic for patients to take home after appointments

YMCA of Greater Houston | Books were given away to middle and high school students who attended the LinkUp Greater Houston Conference