Books Between Kids

The mission of Books Between Kids is to serve Houston's at-risk children by providing them with books to build their home libraries. Their community of volunteers collects new and like-new books throughout the city and helps sort and prepare them for free book fairs called 'Book Celebrations'. More than 40,000 Houston kids in 33 zip codes participate in these events at their schools where they can select at least 6 free books to take home, cherish, and keep.

Volunteer by yourself or with your family, friends, or classmates to count, sort, bag, and box books!


Books Between Kids Staff

Tany James

Director of GO Ministries

Tany is a native Houstonian and attended The Kinkaid School and The University of Texas at Austin. She was a buyer for a boutique clothing store and went on to be Director of Recruiting and assisted with marketing at Chamberlain, Hrdlicka law firm.

She has four grown children and one grandson. Tany spent many years as a “professional volunteer” with the Junior League of Houston and at her children’s schools, as well as with numerous non-profits in Houston and serving in board positions.

She began at SJD in the Rector’s office 4 ½ years ago and is now the Director of GO Outreach, where she serves her call to serve God and others who are in need.


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