#GivingTuesday
Nov
27
12:00 AM00:00

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27 and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

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First Lady's Book Club
Nov
29
2:00 PM14:00

First Lady's Book Club

Our Ladies for Literacy Guild has launched the First Lady’s Book Club. Twice a year through the First Lady’s Book Club, Guild members will have an opportunity to share the joy of a book and interact with the author. The first session will feature one of Barbara Bush’s favorite authors and New York Times bestseller Brad Meltzer and his latest book, The Escape Artist.

Member-only event.

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Tacky Sweater Party, hosted by YPG
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Tacky Sweater Party, hosted by YPG

Young Professionals Group members will package books purchased with the proceeds from the Jungle Book Gala to deliver to children through Kids Meals, Inc, Spring Branch ISD and other non-profits who serve underprivileged children. This is a member’s only event – drinks and light bites will be available.  Members are encouraged to bring new pre-school age children’s books to donate and to wear their “tacky” holiday sweater finest.

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Book Signing with Ellie LeBlond Sosa & Shop for our cause at J.McLaughlin
Dec
6
2:00 PM14:00

Book Signing with Ellie LeBlond Sosa & Shop for our cause at J.McLaughlin

Join us at J.McLaughlin in River Oaks for a book signing with Ellie LeBlond Sosa, author of “George & Barbara Bush: A Great Love Story” and Mr. and Mrs. Bush’s granddaughter.

J.McLaughlin will donate 15% of proceeds on the day to benefit the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation.

There will be light bites and beverages.

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BIG AWESOME BOOK SORT (BABS) - SORT & SETUP
Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

BIG AWESOME BOOK SORT (BABS) - SORT & SETUP

Bring your friends and family to join the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation at My Home Library’s Big Awesome Book Sort!

My Home Library allows students to choose 6 free, brand new books to build their very own home libraries. Volunteer for one or more 3-hour shifts, as we organize and package books for more than 5,000 children! Volunteers will help set up and begin to sort books for 10 Houston area schools. Volunteers will sort more than 30,000 books into bags.

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BIG AWESOME BOOK SORT (BABS) - SORT & SETUP
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

BIG AWESOME BOOK SORT (BABS) - SORT & SETUP

  • Region 4 Education Service Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring your friends and family to join the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation at My Home Library’s Big Awesome Book Sort!

My Home Library allows students to choose 6 free, brand new books to build their very own home libraries. Volunteer for one or more 3-hour shifts, as we organize and package books for more than 5,000 children! Volunteers will help set up and begin to sort books for 10 Houston area schools. Volunteers will sort more than 30,000 books into bags.

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Houston Rockets and Houston Rockets Women’s Organization Book Drive
Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

Houston Rockets and Houston Rockets Women’s Organization Book Drive

Rockets Women’s Organization and Reliant have teamed up to host a book drive benefiting the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation. Fans will receive one raffle ticket for EVERY new or gently used Children’s book donated. Tickets will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win one of seven VIP Player Packages.

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The Ladies for Literacy will be collecting books all March throughout the Houston area. The Book Drive at the Houston Rockets game will be the culmination of the community book drive.

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Fourth Annual Jungle Book Gala, hosted by YPG
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Fourth Annual Jungle Book Gala, hosted by YPG

The Jungle Book Gala has become a favorite on the Houston social calendar! This year’s black-tie gala will be complete with food from A Fare Extraordinaire, cocktails, wine and Pura Vida tequila, an incredible silent auction, and live music by Matchmaker Band from Austin, Texas. You won’t want to miss this wild event!

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Literacy Partner Network MEETING
Oct
31
9:30 AM09:30

Literacy Partner Network MEETING

Please join the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and your fellow literacy partners for the fourth quarterly Literacy Partner Network Meeting. The theme is Corporate Connections, which will feature best practices for building, cultivating and sustaining partnerships between non-profits and businesses. The meeting will include a 1-hour panel discussion with corporate and business leaders.

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Big Awesome Book Sort (BABS) - sort & teardown
Oct
27
12:30 PM12:30

Big Awesome Book Sort (BABS) - sort & teardown

Bring your friends and family to join the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation at My Home Library’s Big Awesome Book Sort!

My Home Library allows students to choose 6 free, brand new books to build their very own home libraries. Volunteer for one or more 3-hour shifts, as we organize and package books for more than 5,000 children! Volunteers will sort more than 30,000 books into bag

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Big Awesome Book Sort (BABS) - sort
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Big Awesome Book Sort (BABS) - sort

Bring your friends and family to join the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation at My Home Library’s Big Awesome Book Sort!

My Home Library allows students to choose 6 free, brand new books to build their very own home libraries. Volunteer for one or more 3-hour shifts, as we organize and package books for more than 5,000 children! Volunteers will sort more than 30,000 books into bag

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Big Awesome Book Sort (BABS) - sort
Oct
26
12:30 PM12:30

Big Awesome Book Sort (BABS) - sort

Bring your friends and family to join the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation at My Home Library’s Big Awesome Book Sort!

My Home Library allows students to choose 6 free, brand new books to build their very own home libraries. Volunteer for one or more 3-hour shifts, as we organize and package books for more than 5,000 children! Volunteers will help set up and begin to sort books for 10 Houston area schools. Volunteers will sort more than 30,000 books into bags.

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Big Awesome Book Sort (BABS) - sort & setup
Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Big Awesome Book Sort (BABS) - sort & setup

Bring your friends and family to join the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation at My Home Library’s Big Awesome Book Sort!

My Home Library allows students to choose 6 free, brand new books to build their very own home libraries. Volunteer for one or more 3-hour shifts, as we organize and package books for more than 5,000 children! Volunteers will help set up and begin to sort books for 10 Houston area schools. Volunteers will sort more than 30,000 books into bags.

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Power of Literacy Luncheon, hosted by the Ladies for Literacy Guild
Oct
23
11:30 AM11:30

Power of Literacy Luncheon, hosted by the Ladies for Literacy Guild

The 3rd annual Power of Literacy Luncheon is hosted by the Ladies for Literacy Guild of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. Former First Lady Laura Bush will serve as the keynote speaker in a conversation-style format moderated by her nephew, Pierce Bush.

Proceeds from the luncheon advance the legacy of former First Lady Barbara Bush by supporting literacy initiatives in Houston. An exquisite double strand of pearls donated by Tenenbaum Jewelers will also be available for raffle to the public and attendees of the luncheon.

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Stone Acorn Builders Southern Living Showcase Home, benefiting Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Stone Acorn Builders Southern Living Showcase Home, benefiting Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

  • 3758 Drummond in Braes Heights Houston, TX 77025 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation will partner with Stone Acorn Builders on the Southern Living “Beyond the Storm” Showcase Home in conjunction with September’s National Literacy Month. From cook books in the kitchen to children’s books in the bedrooms, a book theme will be central to the showcase, including some of Barbara Bush’s favorite reads. Proceeds from tour admissions will go toward the Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for Houstonians of all ages through the power of literacy, assisting on programs such as My Home Library, the Curiosity Cruiser and more.

Tickets are $15 at the door.

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Stone Acorn Builders Southern Living Showcase Home, benefiting Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Stone Acorn Builders Southern Living Showcase Home, benefiting Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

  • 3758 Drummond in Braes Heights Houston, TX 77025 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation will partner with Stone Acorn Builders on the Southern Living “Beyond the Storm” Showcase Home in conjunction with September’s National Literacy Month. From cook books in the kitchen to children’s books in the bedrooms, a book theme will be central to the showcase, including some of Barbara Bush’s favorite reads. Proceeds from tour admissions will go toward the Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for Houstonians of all ages through the power of literacy, assisting on programs such as My Home Library, the Curiosity Cruiser and more.

Tickets are $15 at the door.

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Stone Acorn Builders Southern Living Showcase Home, benefiting Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Stone Acorn Builders Southern Living Showcase Home, benefiting Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

  • 3758 Drummond in Braes Heights. Houston, TX 77025 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation will partner with Stone Acorn Builders on the Southern Living “Beyond the Storm” Showcase Home in conjunction with September’s National Literacy Month. From cook books in the kitchen to children’s books in the bedrooms, a book theme will be central to the showcase, including some of Barbara Bush’s favorite reads. Proceeds from tour admissions will go toward the Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for Houstonians of all ages through the power of literacy, assisting on programs such as My Home Library, the Curiosity Cruiser and more.

Tickets are $15 at the door.

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Stone Acorn Builders Southern Living Showcase Home, benefiting Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Stone Acorn Builders Southern Living Showcase Home, benefiting Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

  • 3758 Drummond in Braes Heights. Houston, TX 77025 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation will partner with Stone Acorn Builders on the Southern Living “Beyond the Storm” Showcase Home in conjunction with September’s National Literacy Month. From cook books in the kitchen to children’s books in the bedrooms, a book theme will be central to the showcase, including some of Barbara Bush’s favorite reads. Proceeds from tour admissions will go toward the Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for Houstonians of all ages through the power of literacy, assisting on programs such as My Home Library, the Curiosity Cruiser and more.

Tickets are $15 at the door.

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Stone Acorn Builders Southern Living Showcase Home, benefiting Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Stone Acorn Builders Southern Living Showcase Home, benefiting Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

  • 3758 Drummond in Braes Heights Houston, TX 77025 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation will partner with Stone Acorn Builders on the Southern Living “Beyond the Storm” Showcase Home in conjunction with September’s National Literacy Month. From cook books in the kitchen to children’s books in the bedrooms, a book theme will be central to the showcase, including some of Barbara Bush’s favorite reads. Proceeds from tour admissions will go toward the Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for Houstonians of all ages through the power of literacy, assisting on programs such as My Home Library, the Curiosity Cruiser and more.

Tickets are $15 at the door.

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Stone Acorn Builders Southern Living Showcase Home, benefiting Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Stone Acorn Builders Southern Living Showcase Home, benefiting Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

  • 3758 Drummond in Braes Heights Houston, TX 77025 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation will partner with Stone Acorn Builders on the Southern Living “Beyond the Storm” Showcase Home in conjunction with September’s National Literacy Month. From cook books in the kitchen to children’s books in the bedrooms, a book theme will be central to the showcase, including some of Barbara Bush’s favorite reads. Proceeds from tour admissions will go toward the Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for Houstonians of all ages through the power of literacy, assisting on programs such as My Home Library, the Curiosity Cruiser and more.

Tickets are $15 at the door.

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YPG Day of Service
Aug
4
9:00 AM09:00
YPG

YPG Day of Service

We welcome you to join the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation Young Professional Group as we help Jefferson Elementary get ready for success in the 2018-2019 upcoming school year.  This will be a day of service focused on literacy.  Come ready to paint lockers to look like the spines of books and beautify classroom libraries!

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Aug
1
9:00 AM09:00

Literacy Partner Network Meeting

  • Atherton Elementary School Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and your fellow literacy partners for the 3rd quarterly Literacy Partner Network Meeting. This meeting's theme is Literacy Link-Up which will feature best practices in organizational partnerships and a speed-dating round to explore potential collaborations between literacy partners.

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Apr
20
6:30 PM18:30

A Celebration of Reading 2017

The Hobby Center - Houston, TX

Houston celebrates reading with Maria and Neil Bush as well as several national best-selling authors and notable entertainers. Now in its 23rd year, this annual fundraiser benefits the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Experience these notable authors bringing their best-selling books to life. Learn more about A Celebration of Reading and click here to make a donation

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Dec
28
10:00 AM10:00

Books Between Kids Holiday Book Sorting

Wednesday, 12/28/2016
10 AM - 12 PM
, 1 PM - 3 PM

Please join the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation this holiday season as we build home libraries for children in need. Join us in sorting books at the Books Between Kids warehouse. Books Between Kids is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 to serve Houston’s at-risk children by providing them with books to build their own home libraries. 

This event is family friendly, as we welcome children as young as five with adult supervision. Take time from your holiday activities to give the gift of literacy to Houston's at-risk children! 

As a volunteer you will help inventory, sort, and box children's books, preparing them for distribution to low-income HISD elementary students. To sign up for this event, click here.

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Dec
19
9:30 AM09:30

Holiday Volunteering at the Book Warehouse

Monday, 12/19/2016
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Spread holiday cheer and support your local library by volunteering with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and the Friends of the Houston Public Library at the Book Warehouse during this season of giving! No prior training/experience is needed; guidance will be provided at the Book Warehouse. 

This opportunity is family friendly as we welcome all volunteers ages 13 and up.

Duties: Scanning donated and discarded books using Neatoscan scanner, Sorting and moving books into appropriate area (listing, research, recycle, etc). General warehouse projects such as breaking down boxes, moving books to other areas, sorting books for community book sales, and listing books on Amazon.

For more information and to register for the event, click here.

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Dec
12
9:00 AM09:00

Holiday Lunch Packing

Monday, 12/12/2016
9AM – 12PM

Location: 330 Garden Oaks Blvd

 Kids’ Meals Inc. seeks to end childhood hunger by delivering free, healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children facing debilitating hunger due to poverty. Please join the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation as we help pack lunches and toys that will be distributed to children at a holiday celebration put on by Kids’ Meals Inc. This is incredible opportunity to volunteer during the Season of Giving Back! For more information and to register for the event, click here.

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Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Tacky Sweater Christmas Book Drive

Location: Station 3

Join our Young Professionals Group for our 3rd annual Tacky Holiday Sweater social and service event at Station 3. Throughout the evening, young professionals will mix and mingle while bundling donated books that will be distributed to children served at Kids’ Meals Inc.’s holiday celebration. Kids’ meals Inc., is a Houston-area nonprofit that delivers nutritious meals to the doors of preschool children of low-income families, free of cost, every weekday, year round. We encourage members to bring books to donate. Make sure to come dressed in your tackiest sweater or holiday outfit! Visit Connect4Literacy.org to sign up

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Dec
3
to Dec 11

Literacy in the Bag 2016

Saturday and Sunday, 12/3/2016-12/11/2016
8:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Literacy in the Bag is a book drive event hosted by Texas Tamale Company and iWRITE to encourage and foster the growth of literacy in Houston. With the help of our literacy partners, we are giving back to the Houston community to build a better future. All collections will be given to Title I elementary and middle schools along with the Friends of the Houston Public Library.

There are three different jobs for volunteers: distributors, collectors, and sorters. For more information and to register for this event, click here.

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Nov
19
to Nov 20

Via Colori

Location: Hermann Square at City Hall

Celebrate art and support at Via Colori- The Street Painting Festival that supports The Center for Hearing and Speech, a local nonprofit that services children with hearing loss.. Over 200 artists convert the streets of Downtown Houston at Hermann Square at City Hall into an outdoor art gallery. This year’s theme is “A Colorful World” which will celebrate diversity of different cultures! For more information, click here. 

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Oct
29
7:30 AM07:30

Big Brothers Big Sisters Country Run

Join The Corner Store Country Run in Katy, TX as an event volunteer! It’s an awesome family-friendly 5K Run/Walk that features fun, farm-themed obstacles and has a country fair at the finish line complete with food, drinks, live music and carnival games. The event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters! All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and backpack along with free access to the post-race country fair complete with live music, games and great food. To sign up, click here!

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