About Us

Established in 2004, Children’s Books on Wheels (CBOW) is a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit mobile literacy organization. The mission is to promote reading by providing books, educational literature, and community resources to Pre-K through 12th-grade students and their families in rural communities and urban cities. Our goal is to provide educational and community resources to the diverse population that we serve. CBOW’s home is the Sleepy Hollow Multi-Purpose Building, located in a rural part of Montgomery County, Texas, in the historic Tamina Community, a low-income community, East of The Woodlands, Texas and North of Houston.

Services include mobile literacy, health literacy, and financial literacy. Last year over 6,857 books have been donated to children, churches, other non-profits, civic groups, including the YMCA, and CBOW afterschool and summer literacy program “Seed to Read”. CBOW also provides Community Resources and Referral Services in English, and multiple languages.

Certified Community Health Workers, Promotoras, and HealthCare Marketplace Navigators provide assistance for the underinsured and uninsured. In partnership with the IRS, our organization provides VITA, volunteer income tax assistance for families with an annual income of $57,000 or less by IRS Certified volunteers at mobile sites.

75% of the population served by CBOW is at or below the poverty level. All services are provided in English & Spanish.

Affiliations

911 Emergency Services, African American State of Emergency Task Force (AASOE), Conroe Chamber, Homeless Coalition of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Business Women’s Association, Montgomery County Genealogical Society, Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber, Montgomery County Sheriff Alumni Citizen’s Academy, Montgomery County Youth Services, Rotary Northwest Sunset, and the Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce.

Partners

Brandon Lucius Designs, BSP & Associates, Wicked Publicity, Roy Billereal Realty, FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center, Entergy, BBVA Compass, Planet Lincoln, Conroe ISD, New Caney ISD, Willis ISD, Office Depot, UPS, Lone Star College Montgomery, Lone Star College Tomball, Texas Legacy Festival, Houston Northwest Sunset Rotary, Interfaith of the Woodlands, South County YMCA, the Federal Reserve of Houston, CRM Fellowship, AASOE, Montgomery County Central Library, Lone Star Family Health Center, Falvey Memorial Church, and Leadership Montgomery County (Class of 2015)