Holiday Book Drive

The nonprofit organization Give More HUGS is partnering with many great organizations this holiday season for book drives in San Antonio, Temple, and Belton, Texas.  The Holiday Book Drives will have drop off locations in each city from November 14 to December 9, 2016. This event will help to collect as many gently used and new books as possible, which will be given to Title I schools in San Antonio, Temple, Belton and surrounding cities in Central Texas. Each book collected will be signed with an inspirational message to empower and encourage students who need it the most.

 The holiday book drive seeks to gather individuals, families and corporations in the San Antonio area and Central Texas area to bring gently used and new books to the following collection sites:

Dr. Hector Garcia Middle School

14900 Kyle Seal Parkway, San Antonio, Texas 78255

Impact Temple

306 E Adams Ave, Temple, TX 76501

United Way Central Texas

604 N 3rd St, Temple, TX 76501

University Mary Hardin Baylor

Bawcom Student Union Building
900 College Street
Belton, TX 76713



“We are thrilled to have many community organizations unite with Give More HUGS to help spread the love for reading to students in need” stated Christopher McGilvery, Founder and Executive Director.

According to Celeste Steele, VP of programs “The imagination and creativity a student can learn from one book can shape their entire future.” The book drive is part of Give More HUGS’ BookShare program, one of the three distinct programs the organization develops across the U.S. and internationally. Learn more about Give More HUGS programs at

Give More HUGS encourages everyone in San Antonio, Temple, Belton and surrounding communities to drop off gently used or new children’s books November 14 through December 9 in order to help unlock a child’s creativity and imagination. This event is open to any passionate volunteers who would like to help support the community drive and/or participate in the GMH Community Book Signing event. E-mail, if you are interested in volunteering or supporting this year’s community book drive.