Celebrating outstanding literacy work in the Charlotte Community with “The Bookies.” Nominate someone today!


The Challenge:

Over 60,000 kids are growing up in the Greater Charlotte area with 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.

Our Mission:

Promising Pages is a Charlotte, NC based 501(c)(3) non-profit  that takes books others have outgrown and gives them new life. We partner with Social Service Agencies, Title I Schools, and other organizations 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 to be when they grow up.”

Let’s turn those precious pages over to new hands and make a positive difference in our community!

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.

There are 3 ways to give:

  • Donate Money: For every $10 donated, we can provide a stack of age appropriate books and Magic Book Party programming for a child in need.
  • Donate Books: Donate at one of our drop off locations or bring to our warehouse and drop them off in our donation bin.
  • Donate Time: Come help us gift wrap books at our operations center, contact us at info@promisingpages.com to set up time to volunteer.