April 2010 Launched the Houston Chapter for Room to Read with over 150 in attendance
Sept 2010 Our second fundraiser raised over 11K to propel us toward our goal of building a library in SE Asia
Dec 2010 Closed out the year with our third fundraiser acknowledging all those who worked so hard to make the first year a success and look forward to 2011!
April 21, 2011 Oceans Restaurant at 819 West Alabama from 7pm to 9pm for an evening of cocktails, appetizers and sprinkles cupcakes! Over 70 people joined the cause for the evening raising awareness to even more Houstonians
Aug 30, 2011 Summer happy hour to recruit volunteers for the Houston chapter and raise a little money to support Room to Read and their 2011 goals!
Oct 2011 RTR 350 350 Mile Bike Ride from Pittsburg to Washington DC to raise money for Room to Read. Tired but successful competing the trip in 4 days and raising moeny for a great cause.
Dec 16-18, 2011 Bowling for Books. Incredible weekend raising awareness for Room to Read with children and adults alike at the local bowling alley raising over $500. Nice job to all the little ones who become so excited and helpful to the cause!
Feb 2012 Happy hour with some new enthusiastic members to the Houston chapter. Planning evening for Spring/Summer fundraiser.
April 2012 House party with Nepal theme raising over $2,000
October 2012 Happy hour at 13 degree Celcius. Great crowd and fun while creating awareness for Room to Read.
November 2012 Half Ironman Triathlon to support Room to Read
February 8, 2013 John Wood, founder of Room to Read travels to Houston to launch his new book! John spoke and signed books for everyone who attended.
March 20th, 2013 Room to Read fundraiser for Girls scholarships!
June 1st, 2013 Bikram yoga fundraiser in Sugarland and West Universtiy, Houston, Tx
I'd like to
extend an invitation to
join our fundraiser for Room toRead
. If you're not familiar with this wonderful organization, in a nuts
hell, they "seekto
transform the lives of millions of children in Africa and Asia by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education".
We've come up with several ways you can contribute. On Saturday evening 6/1, the 6:30 pm class at our South Blvd location will be a donation class. This means that we will take all the proceeds from the class and donate them toRooms to Read. You may use your lesson package, so if funds are tight, it won't cost you a penny extra to help this great cause. Of course if you want to donate additional funds, we will gladly accept cash or a check made out to the charity.
We will also be hosting a raffle! For $1/ticket or $20/25 tickets, we will be raffling three separate prizes, a 10 lesson package, a monthly unlimited, and a private lesson.... so try your luck and help us help Room to Read. Winners will be announced onSunday 6/2.
Last but not least, we will also have donation baskets at the front register if you'd like to make a simple donation to this great cause. Thank you for your generosity, and for creating such good energy in the world!
Thursday, September 26th, 2013 Autumn fundraiser and illiteracy awareness event for Room to Read. Strategic planning for 2014 fundraising events, evening of discussing Room to Read's success around the world and John Wood's new book "Creating Room to Read."
January 22nd, 2014 Happy hour to start of the year promoting girls scholarships and John Wood's new book.
Sunday, May 11, 2014 The Manor House, Kingwood, Tx, 77339
Touched and inspired by hearing John Wood, author of “Leaving Microsoft to Change the World” and founder of Room to Read, a handful of local women developed a project in which they obtained permission to renovate and then lease a vacant house in Fall Creek. This was a team effort in which volunteers repaired, painted, cleaned, scrubbed, polished, hauled, trimmed and landscaped…
Learning about the project, a number of local businesses donated their time and/or services as well.
After expenses, the women will have raised $30,000 to support the mission of Room to Read. The event to celebrate this great achievement at the Manor House was a great success raising more money for Room to Read and creating awareness in Kingwood and larger Houston area.