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.
About 85% of Houston ISD’s elementary-aged children live at or below the poverty line. Priorities for these children and their families are food, clothing, and shelter – all other items fall into the category of “want”. Research has shown that children growing up in homes without books, where books are considered a luxury, are less likely to complete a basic education than their peers who do have books available at home (University of Nevada, 2010).
Books Between Kids strives to change this scenario by collecting gently used books and distributing them to children in need. Please join us in our mission to put books into the hands of Houston’s children by making a financial donation, giving books, organizing a book drive or volunteering your time!