Our Mission

Our Mission

We provide reading material to all members of the Austin-area community. By sharing books and other forms of reading material, it is our hope that a love for reading and learning is cultivated and/or developed in each person Books for the Journey reaches, and that this interest will help combat unhealthy habits of the past and present.

A couple years ago, my mom and signed up to be on a make-ready team at Mobile Loaves & Fishes, a local nonprofit in Austin serving the needs of the homeless and poor. Make-ready is the preparation period for the following truck run; it mainly includes making sandwiches and loading the truck... [Read more.]

We're growing.

We're working hard to get our name out there. Cate introduces Books for the Journey to Senator Cornyn & Mrs. Cornyn at the Mobile Loves and Fishes Christmas dinner.
When we first started, we were just giving away books. Now, we've expanded our givings to reading glasses, children's books, coloring books, test books, and more.


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We are purely powered by volunteers, donations, and dedication! We love partnering with other fellow non-profit organizations in bringing the joy of books to others.

How can you help?


If you liked a book, someone else probably will too! Donate your books, eyeglasses, or make a donate a gift card to our cause.
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We could always use an extra hand spreading the word!
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Join the Journey

Bring Books for the Journey to your area.
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We want to hear from you.

Questions? Comments? Want to send a little love our way?

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