Host a Drive

A great way to engage with United Way of Greater Houston is to host a book drive with your company or community group!  

  • All books for the MLK Drive must be new and unused.
  • We encourage you to share our online gift list so individuals can purchase books online and ship directly to United Way of Greater Houston, however you can also encourage participants to select their own books as long as they meet the general criteria of being written by a person of color, illustrated by a person of color, and/or featuring characters or color. 
  • Use the fliers (general and personalizable) to promote the drive!  You can set your collection dates to be a shorter timeframe than our total drive. We recommend focusing on 2-3 weeks. You can personalize one of the fliers to include your company‚Äôs dates, goals, and drop off locations (if any). 
  • Contact Emily Faron ( or your primary United Way contact to arrange for pick-up of any onsite book collections.