At this year’s Power of Literacy Luncheon, the Ladies for Literacy Guild President, Stephanie Tsuru announced a special gift in the amount of $75,000 from Houston Children’s Charity, led by CEO Laura Ward, to jump-start the Guild’s efforts to build another Curiosity Cruiser mobile library. The first Curiosity Cruiser was announced at the 2016 luncheon and revealed at the 2017 event. Since the Cruiser hit the streets in January with the Harris County Public Library, it has made nearly 150 total visits serving more than 7,000 underserved children, distributing more than 14,000 books in the community.
“The Board of Directors of Houston Children’s Charity is proud to partner with an organization whose mission for children is aligned with our own,” said Laura Ward. “The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and the Ladies for Literacy Guild’s efforts to ensure that every child reads at a competent level is compelling. At Houston Children’s Charity, we believe that need never takes a vacation, and by empowering children with the tools they need to think, create and explore will not only afford them a brighter future, but also create a positive ripple effect across our entire community.”