read 3: help grow young minds

Read 3: Grow Young Minds

Help shape a child's mind by reading to them three times a week. When you read to a child they develop the reading skills they need to succeed in school. Sadly, not all children have books in their homes. That's why in 2011 H-E-B launched Read 3.

Since 2011, H-E-B has donated nearly 3 million books to children in need. Help us collect another million during our book drive September 17 to September 30. Stop by your H-E-B and donate new or gently used children's books at donation bins throughout the store. We'll also have book reading events and special offers.

Apply for Book Donations

Apply for Book Donations

Do you need books? Apply to receive books for your non-profit event.

See Donation Application

Read 3 Kids' Activities

Read 3 Kids' Activities

Download an H-E-Buddy coloring page and interactive materials.

See Kids' Activities

Host a Book Drive

School Book Drive Challenge

Learn how to be a part of the
H-E-B Texas-Size Book Drive.

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