The KHOU 11 Turn The Page Literacy Initiative is in full effect! We have partnered with Houston based non-profit Books Between Kids for the third year in a row in efforts to end illiteracy in Houston and surrounding areas. This initiative is in partnership with Mac Haik Ford, the University of Houston and Phillips 66. Last year, the Turn The Page Literacy Initiative collected over 11,000 books in three weeks for children in Houston Independent School District. Help us collect even more this year!
How to Donate
Now through July 8, you can donate new or gently used books at Mac Haik Ford located at 10333 Katy Freeway, 77024 or participating Houston Public Libraries. You can also donate books at any Houston Astros baseball game on June 25, June 26 and June 27. Just look for a book donation box.
Reading is a critical part of early childhood development, and studies show when kids don't read over the summer, they can fall behind when they return to school in the fall. Unfortunately, thousands of kids in our area don't have books at home. You can help turn the page!
Facebook Live Book Readings
Grab your kiddos and join us for book readings on Facebook Live at noon on June 20 and June 27. Books will be read by KHOU 11 Evening Anchor Mia Gradney, former Houston Texan Wade Smith and University of Houston Basketball Coach Sampson on June 20. For the Facebook Live reading on June 27, books will be read by KHOU 11 Morning Anchor Lisa Hernandez.
We would also like to thank our partners The Wade Smith Foundation, Baker Ripley, Astros Foundation, The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, and the Houston Public Library system.
Thank you for helping us "Turn The Page" on illiteracy!