Agency - Books Between Kids

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Books Between Kids
Last updated on December 30, 2013


Our mission is to help build home libraries for Houston children in need by collecting gently used and new books, and distributing them to children via Houston ISD schools.

Founded by Sandra Ahlhorn and Amy Barnes in 2012, Books Between Kids collects new and gently-used books donated by schools, local businesses, clubs, boy and girl scout troops and other organizations, large and small, to build home libraries for Houston children in need. Books are delivered to Houston ISD elementary students each year in the late spring. In May 2013, over 100,000 books were distributed to more than 15,000 Houston ISD students. Our goal is to reach all elementary-aged children in Houston within the next 5 years, which translates into a need to gather more than 500,000 books annually. If interested in volunteering, please use our Volunteer Spot page to let us know you're coming:

After several years of individually holding book drives in their own children's schools and donating those books to Houston children needing books, Sandra and Amy became aware of how many more children needed books, and decided to join forces and make a bigger positive impact in their hometown. Since then, they have grown their program from 1,500 recipients to almost 15,000 - and won't be satisfied until every elementary aged child in Houston has their own home libraries.

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Contact person: Katie Morgan, Volunteer Coordinator, (email)


 9947 Harwin Drive
Suite C

Houston, TX 77036
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 Enter on Harwin Drive where you see the street number 9949 on the building. Come straight back between the two buildings. On the right side, about halfway down, you will find our warehouse.
Last updated on December 30, 2013

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