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Team up with the Houston Cougars and become a Champion for Literacy!

Empower kids to read by supporting Literacy Now's Reading Intervention program through Houston's Fight for Literacy Game! Expand opportunities for kids today. Click here to donate.

**International Paper is matching gifts up to $5,000!**

Houston Men’s Basketball is partnering with Champions for Literacy to host a Fight for Literacy Game (presented by International Paper) to benefit Literacy Now by providing critical literacy resources.

Together, these Champions for Literacy are making sure every child is resourced and inspired to become a strong reader. Reading on grade level by the end of 3rd grade is a powerful and proven indicator that children will graduate high school and be college or career-ready. Join us by becoming a Champion for Literacy and donating to the cause!


100% of donations will stay local with Literacy Now to provide reading intervention to a projected 880 struggling readers in K-3rd grade throughout Houston and Aldine ISD Title 1 schools.

Expand opportunities by making your donation today!

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• $500 provides materials, supplies, and volunteer training for the Lunch Bunch mentoring program.

• $250 Provides materials and supplies for The Reading Express mobile classroom.

• $100 Provides 30 books to be distributed to children.

• $50 provides supplies for take-home backpacks.

• $25 Provides literacy enrichment activity supplies.


Our parentship with Champions For Literacy over the years has had an incredible impact on Literacy Now's ability to help struggling readers read on grade level. In addition to the critical funding provided by Champions For Literacy, the Fight For Literacy campaign offers great public exposure for our organization and the literacy crisis affecting our youth in Houston.

- Ken Kelly, Development Director

Become a Champion for Literacy! Make your donation today!

Champions for Literacy is a national non-profit using the power of sports to impact childhood reading. Learn more about their work by visiting: championsforlit.org

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About Champions for Literacy

Fight for Literacy Games is the flagship program of Champions for Literacy (CFL). Founded in 2013 by two high school students, CFL uses the power of sports to impact childhood reading. Learn more about CFL and the additional programs they offer by visiting: www.championsforlit.org

About  International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting InternationalPaper.com.