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March 2017

4th Annual Guild Luncheon

March 3, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln.
Houston, TX 77027
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On Friday, March 3rd, members of the Making It Better Guild will host their 4th annual fundraising luncheon at the Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln., from 11am – 1pm. The luncheon will honor Juliet Stipeche, Director of Education, Mayor’s Office who will also serve as the keynote speaker. The mission of the Making It Better Guild is to support Making It Better by assisting with program activities and events, help raise program funds, and spread awareness of…

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Family Literacy Night

March 30, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Coral Club Apartments, 5909 Fondren Rd
Houston, 77036 United States
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Luau is the theme of Family Literacy Night at Coral Club Apartments. . .  a fun-filled evening engaging families in literacy-focused activities with enthusiastic volunteers and staff from Piney Point Elementary (the student’s school).  Parents will receive information and supplies to facilitate literacy development at home and each child will choose three books to begin or add to their home libraries. 

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June 2017

Kendra Scott Gives Back

June 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kendra Scott, 816 Town & Country Blvd. #131
Houston, TX 77024 United States
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Join us for a Kendra Scott Gives Back Party, a fun shopping experience where 20% of all sales benefit the children and families served by Making It Better!

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August 2017

Young Professionals Recruitment Happy Hour

August 17, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Harold’s Restaurant, 350 W. 19TH ST.
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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  Are you a young professional between the ages of 21 and 39, looking for a way to meet other people who are passionate about youth education? Join us for a complimentary beverage and appetizers while learning about our organization and how YOU can make an impact. Also enter your name for a chance to win a door prize! The Making It Better Young Professionals (MIBYP) group is a diverse group of individuals empowering our communities through the power of…

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Immunization Clinic

August 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Walnut Bend Elementary School, 10620 Briar Forest Dr
Houston, TX 77042 United States
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We have teamed up with Texas Children's Hospital to bring the Super Kids Pediatric Mobile Unit to Walnut Bend Elementary School where they will be providing FREE immunizations, including Gardasil, for children ages birth to 18 years old. Immunizations are offered to any and all children accompanied by a parent/guardian as long as they have a copy of their immunization card or medical records. This clinic will take place on August 21, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the multi-purpose…

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October 2017

Family Literacy Night

October 17, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Belmont Place Apartments, 10500 Valley Forge Drive
Houston, TX 77042 United States
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A Very Magical Family Literacy Night at Belmont Place/La Fontaine Apartments. . .  a fun-filled evening engaging families in literacy-focused activities with enthusiastic volunteers and staff from Walnut Bend Elementary (the student’s school).  Parents will receive information and supplies to facilitate literacy development at home and each child will choose three books to begin or add to their home libraries.  This event is made possible by HEB Tournament of Champions and Charity Guild of Catholic Women. Event partners include Houston Public Library, The Kinkaid…

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November 2017

9th Annual Magnums Make a Difference

November 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas St.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Making It Better is thrilled to bring you Magnums Make A Difference, our 9th annual unique wine event that will bring wine lovers together to benefit at-risk children in our communities. The event will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2017  at the Ballroom at Bayou Place.  The event features a multi-course gourmet meal prepared by Masraff’s, paired with your favorite large format bottles to foster an atmosphere of sharing. Enjoy a fun night of fine dining and the opportunity to…

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Young Professionals Mixers with Magnums

November 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
$50.00

Making It Better Young Professionals will host Mixers with Magnums on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at The Ballroom at Bayou Place to celebrate 10 years of empowering children and families in Houston. For only $50, guests will have the opportunity to mingle, dance and participate in the raffle and auctions. This will be a one-of-a-kind fundraising event you won’t want to miss! Ticket includes appetizers, dessert, and one cocktail (cash bar also available). Tickets will be $60 at the event door. Dress code is cocktail attire and omplimentary…

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Giving Tuesday Tongue Twister Challenge

November 28, 2017

We’re so excited to announce that Making It Better’s new Ready, Set, Read bus is here! Now we’re on a mission to transform this bus into a mobile classroom, giving access to critical pre-reading programming to little ones and their parents. We need YOUR help to make it happen! To raise awareness and money for this effort, we’re launching the Making It Better Tongue Twister Challenge, and we’re asking you to help us kick it off. As an influencer and…

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December 2017

help transform lives today

December 14, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Now more than ever, we need your support!  Your gift today will ensure that together, we will continue to transform lives through literacy by providing critical programs to an estimated 1,475 students and 249 parents this year alone. Help transform their lives and donate today!

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