This committee coordinates the annual HBA book drive among law firms, corporations and individuals and conducts readings to Harris County elementary schools for Constitution Day and Law Day.

Sign up to donate to this year's book drive

This year is the 25th anniversary of the HBA Book Drive! Help us collect 25,000 books. Donations are distributed to schools, shelters, hospitals and other literacy programs throughout the Houston area.

Start collecting books today! Confirm participation with Bonnie Simmons at bonnies@hba.org. New or gently used hardback and paperback books for all ages are accepted, but please, no magazines or law manuals. Donations are tax-deductible!

Drop off your donations between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. September 4 – 14 at the HBA office, 1111 Bagby Street FLB#200, Houston 77002. You may also drop off donations at the loading dock on Dallas St. from 8:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m. Or, coordinate a donation pickup with Bonnie Simmons at bonnies@hba.org or (713) 759-1133.

Sign up as a volunteer reader

Thank you to everyone who volunteered for the HBA’s Constitution Day reading program on September 17!

Click here to sign up as a reader for the HBA’s Law Week program.

Click here to sign up your school for a reading.

Contact Bonnie Simmons at bonnies@hba.org or (713) 759-1133 with questions.

“Reading nurtured my desire for learning and has always been an easy escape. That’s why I am donating a copy of my favorite book and continue to support the work of the Houston Bar Association to put books in the hands of people that need them.”

– Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg

HBA member Kevin Dubose, of Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend LLP, in a new library in NW Uganda to which HBA books were donated through the Houston based nonprofit Good Steward Global Initiative.
HBA member Kevin Dubose, of Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend LLP, in a new library in NW Uganda to which HBA books were donated through the Houston based nonprofit Good Steward Global Initiative.

Derick Mendoza reads for Constitution Day 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic.
HBA member and volunteer Derick Mendoza reads for Constitution Day 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic.

Mark Stout picks up book drive donations from a firm.
Committee member Mark Stout picks up book drive donations from a firm.


Tara Grundemeier
Co-Chair:
Ms. Tara Grundemeier
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP
4828 Loop Central Dr., Suite 600
Houston, TX 77081
(713) 576-7229

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Maria Lowry
Co-Chair:
Ms. Maria Lowry
Law Office of Maria S. Lowry
701 N. Post Oak Rd., Suite 615
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 850-8859

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