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More than 60,000 kids growing in the Greater Charlotte area who have few, if any age-appropriate books at home.
Fact: According to the U.S. Department of Education, these children are now 3 to 4 times more likely to drop out of high school. Yet there are hundreds of thousands of books sitting on shelves simply collecting dust after other area kids have outgrown them. For more facts click here.
Let’s turn those precious pages over to new hands and make a positive difference in our community!
Promising Pages is a Charlotte, NC based 501(c)(3) non-profit that takes books others have simply outgrown and gives them new life. We partner with Social Service Agencies and Title I Schools to get books and revolutionary programming to kids who need it! Our mascots, Erm the Bookworm and Erma the Bookworma, place these books directly into the hands of children. Our books and programs have the potential to turn ordinary children into enthusiastic bookworms!
“The students are reading because they want to instead of a teacher telling them to read. The students say they like to read now so they can become what they want we they grow up.”
Our mission is simple. Imagine the possibilities if we could offer this to all at-risk children in the Charlotte area…and beyond! For every $10 we raise we are able to provide a stack of age-appropriate books and Magic Book Party programming to a child who really needs it. Please consider making a donation today. These are our children, this is our community, and they DESERVE our investment. Help us change the world: 1 child and 1 book at a time.