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 Family Literacy Night

$100

Provides 35 books to be distributed to children

$200

Provides materials and supplies The Reading Express mobile classroom

$500

Provides materials and supplies for the Lunch Bunch mentoring program

$1K

Sponsors one child in the Reading Intervention program

$2.5K

Provides materials and supplies for 10 Parent 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 support us in many ways to build literacy, leadership, and life skills for families and children in Houston.

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 and the membership application 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 volunteer activities, community service and professional development, our network of young professionals will work to improve literacy rates for under-served elementary students 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)

MEMBER BENEFITS:

  • Leadership opportunities
  • Community service opportunities
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Opportunity to earn LinkedIn recommendations and/or letter of reference
  • Literacy Now monthly e-newsletter
  • Networking event ($25 for entry)

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES/EVENTS

  • December TBD, 1:30-2:15 pm – Literacy Enrichment Event at TBD HISD school
  • February TBD, 5:30-7:30 pm – Networking Event at TBD
  • March 5, 5:00-7:00 pm – Family Literacy Night at Bruce Elementary

If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Ashley at ashley@literacynowhouston.org.

The Horton Society

THERE IS LEARNING TO BE DONE! THEY NEED HELP TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. WILL YOU BE THE ONE?

Please join our monthly giving program – The Horton Society – as we set them on their way.  For just a dollar a day, your tax-deductible monthly contribution* will go towards supporting our Reading Intervention program that provides individualized, small-group reading interventions for at-risk students in grades K – 2.  Currently, Literacy Now is serving 450 students annually in ten HISD Title 1 schools.

As a member of The Horton Society, you will “hear” great things on “who” you are helping. You will receive quarterly updates on the progress of our students and the places they are going. You will also be featured on our web site.

So how about it?  Click this link. These kids are worth it – don’t you think?

*You may cancel your monthly contribution at any time by contacting Julie Gardner at julie@literacynowhouston.org


The Horton Society Members

Brigid Beck

Jacque & Mike Daughtry

Karen Dunlap

Becky & Tom Herren

Michel Hinton

Ken Kelly

Ronda Lewellen

Cathy McDonnell

Jacklyn Wilson

Wish List

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!