Our mission is to promote literacy in Central Texas by providing books to disadvantaged youth.
We know that disadvantaged children have a lack of access to books in their homes and as a result are significantly behind their peers academically.
Our aim is to help students who have limited access to books at home get introduced to the joy of reading and improve their reading skills.
We partner with Title I public schools to provide FREE books at campus book fairs for students to take home. Each student gets to pick one new or like new book to add to their home library. The key here is choice. The students get to choose the book for themselves based on their interests and reading level.
We also provide books to children in foster care.
See our results: Austin Impact Report
Current partners include:
Title I public schools in the Central Texas region
(multiple Austin Achieve schools, Cedars International Academy, multiple KIPP schools, and IDEA Round Rock Tech Academy)
Central Texas Table of Grace (emergency placement center for foster care youth);
Austin Angels (supporting foster families);
Learning Bridge (connecting tutors to students in foster care);
the Texas Baptist Children’s Home (serving single moms and their families);
Austin Sunshine Camp;
Isaiah 117 House;
Counseling Centers at the Texas Baptist Children’s Home and STARRY;
Presbyterian Children’s Home & Services; and
Fostering Hope (Training Conference for Foster Parents)
TO DATE, BOOK DRIVE FOR KIDS AUSTIN HAS
TOTAL BOOKS GIVEN
SCHOOL BOOK FAIRS
TITLE I - SCHOOL LIBRARY
TOTAL CHILDREN SERVED
CHILDREN in FOSTER CARE
STUDENTS at TITLE 1 SCHOOLS
We are currently in need of the following:
New or gently used books
Cash donations to buy books in volume
In-demand books purchased off our Amazon Wish List
Usborne or Home Depot boxes
Companies willing to be a book donation site
Volunteers to work at book fairs