About Room to Read Chapters

Room to Read depends on our chapter leaders and chapter members to help us achieve our annual fundraising goal and to represent Room to Read. Our chapters are comprised of groups of individuals who have made a long-term volunteer commitment to promoting Room to Read within their networks and communities. The chapters organize annual fundraising events, introduce us to potential corporate, foundation and individual supporters and act as representatives for Room to Read within their area.

About the 

Austin, Texas, is home to one of the largest, most prestigious universities in the nation and is ranked one of the top 25 most literate cities in the US. Austin's educational community is active and vocal about the importance of quality education. Austin has a robust, diverse nonprofit sector as well as an active and passionate community of givers and supporters. We are a diverse group dedicated to sharing our good fortune with the children of the world and championing the cause of literacy and gender equality in education.

Interested in joining? Please contact us directly at

Meet the  Chapter Leaders

Dixie Hamilton
Dixie was inspired to join the Austin chapter in 2010 after having traveled in several of the countries in which Room to Read works. She spends her days doing finance and project management for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, and spends her evenings planning Room to Read events. Dixie also enjoys swimming, watching Law & Order, and pretending she's going to train for a triathlon.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Join us for swing dance lessons at White Horse on Wednesday, April 27th. For every beer you buy, White Horse will donate $1 to Room to Read, which is enough to provide a book to a school library!  Stay tuned to our facebook page for details.

No need to wait for an event - here's how you can get involved now!

See what's been happening in the Austin Chapter by subscribing to our newsletter.  If you'd like to be included on our newsletter mailing list, let us know at

Our chapter has monthly meetings on the first Monday of every month at 6:30pm in central Austin. If you're interested in attending, send us an email to receive more information.

Join the Room to Read Austin page on Facebook and follow @RoomtoRead_ATX on Twitter.


Volunteer Opportunities: 
As the chapter is run entirely by volunteers we're often looking for people who have the skills, enthusiasm and time to help us grow. Volunteering with the dynamic Austin fundraising chapter can be a very rewarding experience and we pride ourselves on the high calibre of people we have working together.

We always have volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Opportunities range from long-term leadership roles, to short-term event or fundraising roles, to ad hoc things that crop up unexpectedly as the chapter evolves. 

If this sounds like something you're interested in, get in touch! Let us know what your skills, experience and interests are, and how much time you can give us. Email us on to register your interest. 


Are you a univeristy student? Contact us at to learn more about getting involved on your campus! Or check out our Students Helping Students program.

Event Photos


Past Events

Last year our Bollywood Nights event raised over $26,000 to support Room to Read's programs! We enjoyed delicious food and cocktails by Clay Pit, henna, dance performances by Nach Baliye and Sargam Dance School, a photo booth, silent auction, and more! Check out the event photos on our facebook page!

Get Involved with the Chapter!

Volunteer with your local chapter: We're thrilled to hear of your interest in getting involved with the chapter! Volunteering with a Room to Read chapter is not only a great way to help further Room to Read's mission, but also to meet new people! Volunteer opportunities include helping to plan events, giving small presentations about Room to Read's work, and introducing Room to Read to new supporters! If you would like to learn more, please update your profile by filling out the Volunteer Form.


Organize your own fundraiser or start an online campaign: Whether you’re running a race, encouraging wedding guests to donate in lieu of gifts, hosting a party at your home, or raising money just because you believe in our mission, the personalized fundraising tool will allow you share the Room to Read story with your friends and family through your own web pages and email messages. You can also track the success of your email campaigns and your progress towards your fundraising goal. Check out our Friends Asking Friends section!



Our chapters raise a significant amount of our budget so more dollars fund our programs. 

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