Literacy changes lives. Books can "S.P.A.R.K." a child to develop a love for reading. The acronym S.P.A.R.K. was created by two of our very own HUGS Ambassadors (then 8th graders, now soon to be 12th graders), which means Spreading Passion and Reading Knowledge. They were able to collect over 1,000 books to help SPARK a love for reading and give hope to students in need. It's amazing to witness students drive change in their communities!
Literacy matters! You may ask why? Well according to the Huffington Post, some of the great benefits of reading and writing are “economic security, access to health care, and the ability to actively participate in civic life all depend on an individual’s ability to read.” Everything needed to be an independent member of society.
Although, you’d be surprised how many children don’t have a book to call their own, and it could be a child you know. Research has proven numerous times that children are more likely to want to read when they have a book of their own. If we want to change our literacy rate we have to change the rate of books per child...every child, from wealthy to poor.
Help us do the unthinkable...help us inspire a child to get lost in a book. Today, be something bigger than yourself. Donate your gently used or new books and we’ll ensure they’ll go to a child in need. If you are unable to donate books at this time, please conisder a tax deductible donation today! Click here to make a donation to support our mission and programs.
We want to move unprecedented mountains…
...For the Love of Reading. Join us!
Donate your gently used or new books at any of the drop off locations:
San Antonio, Texas
100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205
Microsoft Store - The Shops at La Cantera
15900 La Cantera Pkwy #6560, San Antonio, TX 78256
Microsoft Store - NorthPark Center
8687 N Central Expy #1612, Dallas, TX 75225
Storage Solutions at Canyon Ridge
1119 Canyon Creek Dr, Temple, TX 76502
Un-Included Club (Impact Church)
306 E Adams Ave, Temple, TX 76501
4311 S 31st St, Temple, TX 76502
Head Start Central Texas 4 C
504 N 5th St, Temple, Texas 76501
Ralph Wilson Youth Club
1515 S 25th St, Temple, TX 76504
4311 S 31st St, Temple, TX 76504
1401 S 31st St a, Temple, TX 76504
Temple High School Library
415 N 31st St, Temple, TX 76504
Charles Patterson Middle School (Front Office/Library)
8383 West Trimmier Rd, Killeen, TX 76542
San Angelo, Texas
310 N Chadbourne St, San Angelo, TX 76903
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
1 Love St, San Angelo, TX 76903
Angelo State University
College of Education , Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, Room 287
2602 Dena Drive, San Angelo, Texas 76909
Porter Henderson Library
2025 Johnson St, San Angelo, TX 76909
Howard College, Library
3501 N US Hwy 67. San Angelo, TX 76905.
San Angelo Police Department
401 E Beauregard Ave, San Angelo, TX 76903
Tom Green County Library
33 W Beauregard Ave, San Angelo, TX 76903
Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research
2902 18th St, Lubbock, TX 79410 (Located on the TTU campus between the College of Education and the Maedgen Theatre)
A Plus Super Storage
10410 Slide Rd, Lubbock, TX 79424
9602 University Ave, Lubbock, TX 79423
10305 Quaker Ave Suite 1100, Lubbock, TX 79424
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