As a means of promoting a new young-person’s service group known as “LINC” (Lead, Impact, Network, Change), the United Way of Greater Houston is hosting a community-wide “Little Free Library Build.” Rice employees age 30 and under are invited to sign up to work in teams of 5 to build and paint little free libraries to be placed in neighborhoods where books are scarce in order to help improve academic success in those areas of our community.
United Way research suggests that, in middle-class Houston neighborhoods, there are an average of 13 age-appropriate books for every school-aged child; by contrast, in our community’s less affluent neighborhoods, that number is ONE book for every THREE HUNDRED children. The United Way’s Little Free Library initiative seeks to address that disparity, and you are invited to participate. Tools and materials are provided by the United Way, and no artistic or construction experience is required, only a desire to work with other young Rice employees who see a community need and want to do something about it.
When: Friday, October 14, 2016 from 4-8 p.m.
Where: United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007.
Come thirsty: After the hard work,reward yourself with a much-deserved social hour! Who doesn’t like free drinks?
Interested? Register here
Watch a tiny libraries time lapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-k_F2ZH0JY&feature=youtu.be.