HomeBound began in August 2016 as a Christmas project. However, the feedback was so abundant that the program quickly grew into what will soon be a Chattanooga city-wide non-profit. 

Our Mission

We believe that every child deserves a home filled with books in order to practice and enhance reading skills, comprehension, creativity, and so much more.
— Kelsey Butler, Founder

What We've Achieved

  • So far, we have raised enough books and supplies to provide three elementary schools with bookshelves.
  • We have an official installment in East Ridge Elementary as of March 2nd, 2017.
  • On February 28th we received our first grant from the UNFoundation that will fund our next three schools.
  • Our goal is to be in nine schools by the end of 2017.
  • The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga heard about our annual goal and agreed to match our grant from Causeway.
  • On June 7th, Lizard Thicket Boutique allowed us to participate in their "We Give Wednesday" and we received $2,400!
  • We have paired with seven local businesses as book "drop-off" locations. 
  • We continue setting up meetings and speaking with people to build and focus on Chattanooga's literacy as a whole
  • We are in the process of becoming an official 501c3 Non-Profit. 
  • As of April 2017, Causeway has agreed to be our fiscal sponsor while we continue the official 501c3 process. 
  • On Wednesday May 10th we installed our second shelf at Brown Academy. 
  • The weekend of May 19th we partnered with Barnes and Noble and received a $500 gift card to buy brand new books.