Cinco Gives Back

The Cinco Ranch Southwest Community Council would like to invite you to participate along with a monthly giving back project.  Each month, the Council will be offering a different program that allows our residents to easily give back to the community.


For January and February 2020 we are focused on the Books between Kids organization. Did you know that over 90,000 elementary school children in Houston ISD qualify for free or reduced lunch based on federal income standards? For many of these children, books in their homes are a luxury, not a reality.  Children who have the privilege of their own home libraries can donate the books they have finished reading to help other children in Houston.  This is a peer to peer philanthropic effort that even small children can easily understand and enjoy participating in.
Book Guidelines
What kind of books are we looking for?
New and Like-New  Pre-K through 5th-grade books
Chapter books
Leveled readers
Children’s non-fiction books (that kids would pick out to read for fun)
Board/toddler books
Spanish or dual language books
This year, this organization is especially in need of elementary-level chapter books!
Books that cannot be donated:
Books with torn binding, pages or covers
Books with excess writing
Books with yellowed/discolored pages
Religious books
Workbooks, coloring books, sticker books, puzzle books, etc.
Reference books, textbooks, or outdated non-fiction books
Teacher or parenting books/materials (ex: flash cards)
Audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, etc.
Books with content that’s inappropriate for children
Most library withdrawals.

The Lake House business hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9 AM - 6 PM (closed 1-2 PM).  Questions?  Contact the Community Coordinator.

2020 Cinco Gives Back Charitable Organizations
January/February Books Between Kids
March Be the Match
April Ballard House
May Lunches of Love - Summer Edition
June Red Cross Blood Drive - Battle of the Badges
July YMCA Operation Backpack
Ft. Bend Women's Shelter
September Military Care Package
October CAPS - Citizens 4 Animal Protection
November CAC/Toys for TOTS Toy Drive
December Houston Food Bank / Katy Christian Ministries

Disclaimer: CRSWCC is not affiliated, authorized, or endorsed by, CRRA2, or any of their affiliates.