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Promising Pages

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Year Founded:
2011
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Eric Law
Main Address:
4020 Yancey Rd.
(CBI Workplace Solutions)
Charlotte, NC 28217
Book Donation Box:
Directly ACROSS the street from:
204 E. Peterson Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28217

What We Do

Promising Pages is a nonprofit organization that collects donated books and distributes them to children in the Charlotte Area Book Desert: those with few, if any, books at home. Our mission is to provide ownership of books to underserved children and cultivate a lifelong love of reading through innovative literacy programs and partnerships. Fueled by studies showing that children who can’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school, Promising Pages provides direct classroom programming and more than 150,000 free books annually, making us Charlotte’s largest and most efficient distributor of upcycled books aimed at addressing this critical – and solvable – community need.

IMPACT OF COVID-19 - SPECIFIC NEEDS:

When Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools closed in March, CMS asked Promising Pages to provide books to help students maintain their reading skills during this unexpected hiatus. We've distributed more than 102,000 books since March 16.

If you would like to get involved, please see below for ways to participate in our efforts.

What You Can Do (find out more in our virtual volunteer opportunities below!):
-Host an at-home book drive
-Create bookmarks
-Write appreciation letters

Please visit https://promising-pages.org/covid-19-update/ for more details. Thank you!

Interesting Info

More than 750,000 donated books have cycled though our Operations Center since January 2012.
We're supplementing CMS' COVID-19 meal distributions with books to help students maintain their reading skills during this extended break from school.
25 By '25: We're working to provide a home library of 25 books to each household in the Charlotte-area book desert by 2025.

Give Shop® Wish List

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Volunteer Opportunities

COVID 19 Response At-Home Projects
Repeats every day until Fri Dec 18 2020.
Saturday, August 15th, 2020
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