Children’s Books on Wheels (CBOW) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit mobile literacy organization established in 2004.
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 is located at the Sleepy Hollow Multi-Purpose Building, in a rural part of Montgomery County, Texas, in the Tamina community, east of the Woodlands, a low income community.
Services include mobile literacy providing books to children and their families at no cost. This year alone over 5,000 books have been donated to children, churches, other non-profits, civic groups, including the YMCA After school and Summer Programs. CBOW also provides Social Service Application Assistance and Community Resource Referrals in English, and several other languages. Certified Community Health Workers, Promotoras, and HealthCare Marketplace Navigators provide assistance for the under-insured 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.