DEAR Indie, Inc. is a 501.c.3 non-profit volunteer-based organization in Austin that works diligently with its partners to get books into the hands of Title 1 schools, family shelters, and select public libraries.

DEAR Indie is committed to providing assistance for the foundational knowledge and skills that allow children and young adults to be curious, confident, and successful learners. In partnership with the Texas Association of Authors, Texas Authors Institute of History, Literacy Texas, local and statewide businesses, families, schools, and communities, we sponsor reading programs during our literary festivals where students are encouraged to participate.

Our dedication to literacy over the past five years was honored this year by the Texas Legislative Senate & House of Representatives. Also, DEAR Texas/Indie has proudly awarded over $25,000 in books to Title 1 Schools and Libraries.

Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Indie relies on sponsorships to fulfill our efforts during local and statewide literary festivals, which take place throughout Texas and the country each year. Sponsorships and volunteers are vital to our success.