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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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January 2018

Family Literacy Night

January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Shadowbriar Elementary School, 2650 Shadowbriar Dr.
Houston, TX 77077 United States
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A Very Magical Family Literacy Night at Shadowbriar Elementary. . .  a fun-filled evening engaging families in literacy-focused activities with enthusiastic volunteers and staff from Shadowbriar. 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 School, and volunteers from the community. If you are interested in…

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February 2018

Read Aloud Month

February 19 - March 8

We invite you to make a difference and partner with us during National Read Aloud Month which is set for March 2018. Due to school scheduling, Making It Better will be providing National Read Aloud activities from February 19th through March 8th. Reading aloud, for 15 minutes a day, is critically important during a child’s earliest years of life, and the benefits of reading aloud through the elementary years has been shown to instill a love of reading. Studies show that not only does reading aloud…

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March 2018

5th Annual Guild Luncheon

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln.
Houston, TX 77027
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  On Friday, March 2nd, members of the Making It Better Guild will host their 5th annual fundraising luncheon - Sowing Seeds of Literacy - at the Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln., from 11am – 1pm. The luncheon will honor Freudenberg e2 for their incredible support and dedication to help us transform lives through literacy. Join us and be inspired by Keynote speakers Yvonne T. Streit and Jana Mullins, authors of Everybody's Got a Seed to Sow-The Brookwood Story, a moving book and reminder that we all…

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April 2018

MIBYP Service Project

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont Place Apartments, 10500 Valley Forge Drive
Houston, TX 77042 United States
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Making It Better Young Professionals will be conducting a service project on Saturday, April 7th at 10:00 am-12:00 pm. They will be assembling summer literacy kits for kids and inventorying books to help build home libraries. Located at Belmont Place Apartments (10500 Valley Forge Dr) in west Houston off Briar Forest and Beltway 8. Spots limited! To RSVP, please email Ashley at adanna@mibtx.org.

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Family Literacy Night

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Coral Club Apartments, 5909 Fondren Rd
Houston, 77036 United States
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A Very Magical Family Literacy Night atCoral 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 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.

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September 2018

Rally for Reading

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Betsy Ross Elementary, 2819 Bay Street
Houston, TX 77026 United States
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10th Annual Magnums Make a Difference

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The St. Regis Houston, 1919 Briar Oaks Ln.
Houston, TX 77027 United States
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Making It Better is thrilled to bring you Magnums Make A Difference, our 10th annual unique wine event that will bring wine lovers together to help us transform lives through literacy. The event will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at The St. Regis Houston. The event features a multi-course gourmet meal paired with your favorite large format bottles to foster an atmosphere of sharing. Enjoy a fun night of fine dining and the opportunity to bid on great…

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2nd annual mixers with magnums

September 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The St. Regis Houston, 1919 Briar Oaks Ln.
Houston, TX 77027 United States
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Making It Better Young Professionals will host Mixers with Magnums, their 2nd annual fundraising event held in conjunction with our Magnums Make a Difference fundraising gala. The event will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at The St. Regis Houston. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle, dance, participate in the Magnums Heads or Tails game for a chance to win $1,000 in Visa gift cards and bid on some great live and silent auction items. This will be a one-of-a-kind fundraising event you won’t want to miss! Ticket includes appetizers, dessert, and…

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October 2018

Family Literacy Night @ Belmont

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Belmont Place Apartments, 10500 Valley Forge Drive
Houston, TX 77042 United States
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