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  • Each year on the third Monday in January, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy by serving our  neighbors and giving back to the community.  This year, United Way of Greater Houston and Houston ISD are partnering for a community book drive for elementary students in classrooms across the city.  Our focus is to collect books featuring diverse characters, and written and illustrated by people of color.   Additionally, we are inviting volunteers to share why service is important to them by submitting an online note. 

    Here are some note samples:

    • “Service is important because it brings a community together.”
    • “Serving the community makes me happy.”
    • “I like volunteering with my family because we can help others together!”


    The books and inspirational notes will be given to Houston ISD students in February 2022.  Students will be able to take the books home and build their personal home library. 

    The drive will begin January 3 and end on January 31.

    Follow the link to MLK Book Drive to donate new children’s books.

    If you have questions, please contact Angelica Francis Adams, angelica.adams@houstonisd.org


  • Community Partnerships
    4400 West 18th Street
    Level I, SE
    Houston, Texas 77092-8501
    Telephone: 713-556-8477

Get Involved

  • Donate a Book!

  • Host a Drive!

  • Give a Donation!

  • Share a Note!