Join Us!

In response to the pandemic, Children’s Literacy Initiative and the Houston Host Committee have reimagined this year’s Raise a Glass for Reading as a virtual event in support of distance learning.

Join us for the 2nd Annual Raise a Glass for Reading! All proceeds support early literacy distance programming for teachers and students in Houston this school year.


Here is how you can participate!


Give today to support our Houston teachers and students.

Become an Ambassador.

With your donation of $1,000 or more, your logo/name will have special listing in our online gratitude gallery and on this year’s commemorative pint glass.

Raise a glass.

Make a virtual toast – with whatever you are drinking – in support of reading. Capture your virtual toast in a photo or on video. Then, share it on social media using #RGRHTX or email it to for our gratitude gallery.

Spread the word.

Encourage friends and family to join you in supporting HISD and Aldine ISD educators by sharing what CLI’s mission means to you.

Order take out.

Social distancing may not have us raising our glasses together at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co, but you can still grab food and beer to go by visiting

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  • Charity Navigator

    We’ve received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, which means we’re accountable, transparent, and financially healthy! View the Report

  • GuideStar

    Sound fiscal management and a commitment to accountability and transparency have earned CLI a Gold Participant rating. View the Report

  • High Impact Philanthroy

    UPenn’s Center for High-Impact Philanthropy identified CLI as on organization where charitable dollars can do the most good. View the Report


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