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 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


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.

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


    Our young professional service projects/events and networking opportunities are wrapped up for the 2019-20 school year. If you would like to be included for the 2020-21 announcements, please contact Ashley at

    be a page turner

    Join our Page Turner monthly giving program by Oct. 5th with a donation of $25 or more a month, and you will be entered to win a special prize! (See donation levels and prize descriptions below.) Winners will be announced October 6th. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out if you are a lucky winner.

    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.

    Page Turner Levels:

    $25 a month - Toward literacy enrichment supplies. Chance to win a hand-painted, bluebonnet tile by A Patton Fine Art valued at $125

    $50 a month - Toward supplies and materials for a Parent Engagement workshop and a quarterly update on programs with an interventionist spotlight every quarter. Chance to win two (2) original paintings by local artist, Candy Tangney valued at $180.

    $75 a month – Toward books for students in the Reading Intervention program.Chance to win a beautiful hand-painted scarf by local artist Dena Lyons valued at $250.

    $100 a month - Toward sponsoring a specific child in the program. You will receive quarterly updates and videos on the progress of the child you are supporting. Chance to win gorgeous pave diamond earrings from Gris by Allison Hall valued at $375.



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

    page turners

    Jacque & Mike Daughtry

    Karen Dunlap

    Becky & Tom Herren

    Michel Hinton

    Ken Kelly

    Cathy McDonnell

    Jacklyn Wilson

    Wish List

    We are in immediate need of Early Readers and Beanie Babies or similar sized stuffed animals.

    We are also in need of 500 blank postcards from around the world to use for a literacy activity station at our Family Literacy Nights. Pre-stamped would be a bonus! We will be collecting these now through early fall.

    If you are interested in donating something, please contact Ashley at

    Click HERE to view our general book wishlist on Amazon.

    Click HERE to view our book wishlist for The Reading Express.

    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!