HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BBHLF–Our friends at the Barbara
Bush Houston Literacy Foundation (BBHLF) recently launched a new
program that will give thousands of low-income children their very own
Through the My
Home Library program, children create a wish list of books. Donors
use the tool to sponsor a child for $30, providing their household with
six new books. In partnership with Phillips 66, Marathon Oil
Corporation, the Wade Smith Foundation, and Credera, the BBHLF has the
goal to provide more than 5,100 home libraries to economically
disadvantaged children in the community.
The program kicked off at Browning Elementary on Tuesday, January 17.
All 560 students will be the first to receive books. Donations for the
My Home Library program are being collected and “wish lists” were
revealed on January 30.
Credera is grateful for the OpenGive volunteers
and employees involved in developing the My Home Library website. Their
hard work is helping the BBHLF, our Houston community partner,
accomplish their mission to “improve the quality of life for Houstonians
of all ages through the power of literacy–the ability to read, write,
speak clearly, and think critically.”
“It was gratifying to see the positive reactions of people benefiting
from something you’ve worked on rather than just reading the bug
reports, which can feel like a list of failures,” says Scott Stevenson,
Credera Architect and OpenGive/My Home Library volunteer team leader.
“Without a commitment of time, resources, and leadership by both Credera
and the foundation, our hackathon project would have just been a weekend
OpenGive is a hackathon focused on building world class software using
open source technologies that aim to make a substantial difference in
how non-profits execute their mission. The 2016 Houston OpenGive
hackathon partnered with Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation,
Living Water International, and Pain is Power Inc. Learn more about
these projects here.
Credera’s goal is to invest our time, talent and resources into people
and programs, like the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, in ways
we believe will have an immediate and meaningful impact.
About the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation:
The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, co-chaired by Neil and
Maria Bush, was established as a charitable organization focused on
improving the quality of life for Houston residents through the power of
literacy. The Foundation advocates for literacy as a fundamental right
of everyone and a foundational skill towards success in life. To learn
more, please visit www.bushhoustonliteracy.org.
Credera is a full-service management consulting, user experience, and
technology solutions firm with clients ranging from Fortune 500
companies to emerging industry leaders. Clients hire us to own their
toughest challenges; they retain us because we keep our promises.
Capabilities in strategy, analytics, technology, and design ensure
client success. Founded in 1999, Credera is headquartered in Dallas, TX
and hosts offices in Houston and Denver. More information: www.credera.com
Morgan Eseke, 972-759-1845