Help the HBA Lawyers for Literacy Committee Build a Library for Shearn Elementary School


A photograph of the current library in Shearn Elementary School. Few shelves line the wood-paneled walls. The book selection leaves much to be desired.


As one of HBA President Benny Agosto, Jr.'s projects, the HBA Lawyers for Literacy Committee is collecting monetary donations to rebuild the library at Shearn Elementary School in Houston ISD.

Please donate any amount through the form below. Provide the donor name as you wish it to appear in all HBA publicity in the "Additional Comments" box. 100% of funds benefit the Shearn Elementary library project. A generous anonymous sponsor has agreed to match donations up to $15,000.

Donate $500 or more and your name will be included on a commemorative plaque in the new library.

Thank you to all who have donated so far!

The Houston Bar Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, EIN#76-0029594. Please note that a 4% credit card processing fee will be added to your online donation.

Cash or check made out to the Houston Bar Foundation (HBF) with “Literacy” in the memo are also accepted. Mail to Houston Bar Association, ATTN: Lawyers for Literacy, 1111 Bagby Street, FLB#200, Houston, Texas 77002. Drop off book donations September 3 through 13.

If you would like to pledge a future payment or learn more information, contact Bonnie Simmons at or (713) 759-1133. Click here to download a flyer with information about the fundraiser.

NOTE: Type your donation amount in the line labeled "Donation/Other Fee." If you are not an attorney, feel free to enter "0" or "x" in the Bar Number field.