May is an exciting month for Promising Pages! Two years ago this month, Promising Pages hit the Charlotte scene even though it had been growing in Kristina Cruise's mind for many years. My we have grown from the small partnership book drive that launched our organization! We could not have done it without the amazing help, contributions, and support of all our wonderful volunteers, community donors, and partners. We can not wait to see what this year holds! Read up on our evolution and "Revolution" here: http://bit.ly/13J0lcH
Promising Pages has been hard at work this past Spring with many new exciting projects, with one of the most special being a whole week of Crisis Assitance events over the week of CMS Spring Break. Every week we distribute books to the children that are waiting in the Crisis Lobby, often for hours on end without anything to do. But over Spring Break, when some students who were not traveling or relaxing but instead waiting all day with their families in one room, Promising Pages got to take it to a whole new level and did book distribution every day, Storytime with Erma, and coloring contests. Read up on this exciting event here: http://bit.ly/10Kx8ZD
Look Out Summer! Promising Pages is on the move...
We are busy gearing up for the 40+ High School Interns that we will welcome aboard for an amazing, busy summer that includes:
Daily Crisis Assistance Book Distributions, Magic Book Parties at 7 different YMCA locations, Warehouse organization, and Summer Community Events. Stay tuned as we introduce our new volunteers, interns, and exciting partnerships!
We will be selling off thousands of books we can not use and turning them operating dollars for our children's programming. We are currently seeking volunteers for all shifts Saturday and Sunday. Needs include security, parking, girlf wrapping, check out, cafe and book restocking. All volunteers will receive a 20% discount. 7 years and up are welcome to volunteer with a parent present. Please email email@example.com to sign up and individual or group.
Eight-year-old H’moer Rahlan-Ksor couldn’t decide whether to be excited or serious. So she was a little of both.
She and her family – who fled Vietnam as political refugees four years ago – had just been handed the keys to a Habitat for Humanity home in Matthews, as well as a surprise donation of more than 150 books from Charlotte nonprofit Promising Pages. The Oct. 26 ceremony marked the first partnership between the two organizations.
“I read a lot now because I’m almost going to be in the third grade,” H’moer said. “But my sister, H’mai, is our biggest reader. Of course she’s in 10th grade, though.”
Promising Pages has become a passion for Allie Halter, so much so that she collected more than 4,100 books during the summer and now is partnering with the National Honor Society in leading a book drive at her school, Myers Park.
What do the Democratic National Convention, all-natural fashion, and award winning barbeque have in common? The support of Promising Pages!
Promising Pages dove into the hustle and bustle of the Convention this week to show support for Charlotte while fundraising in a unique (and yummy) way.
To kick off the Monday of the DNC, Promising Pages volunteers partnered with Packard Place and assisted with the free“Charlotte Creates” event happening Sept. 3rd-5th at 222 S. Church Street. Packard Place is Charlotte’s uptown hub for entrepreneurs and start up companies where the ultimate goal is for creative juices to flow and for ideas to become reality! This venue was the perfect host for “Charlotte Creates” (#CLTCreates), a free exhibition of innovation and creativity across this city where organizations feature their products and services in the areas of technology, social entrepreneurship, energy, design, and the arts. Companies set up to showcase their mission and goods to curious visitors across four floors of converted, renovated, and “hi-tech” garage space.
To read more about our latest work and our (unique, super fab, and "Limited Editon") fundraiser, check out: http://promisingpages.blogspot.com/
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” - Dr. Seuss.
This summer at Promising Pages would not have been possible without the help of 22 “Ermiterns” who dedicated the majority of their summer vacation to collecting books, helping with Magic Book Parties, organizing and wrapping at the CBI warehouse, and having an overall genuine desire to inspire kids to read. This past Monday was a chance for Kristina Cruise, Promising Pages’ Founder, to reveal the outstanding accomplishments of each summer intern.
To Read More go to our blog at:http://promisingpages.blogspot.com/2012/08/magical-memories.html?spref=fb
"Who wants some more books," asked Erma the Bookworma? "I do, I do" screamed a room full of excited children at Nations Ford Elementary School in Charlotte. This was the scene at one of our Follow-up Book party this past month.
The Magic Book Party is the heart and soul of what we do at Promising Pages. These parties are where Erm and Erma the Bookworms enter a room and spread the power and magic of reading. They use this opportunity to let children know they are alreadyLuckier than the Luckiest, and if they read just a little bit everyday they can be anything they want to be when they grow up.
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Seeking a stellar upperclassman or graduate student with strong organizational and interpersonal skills to serve as a donor/volunteer relations coordinator for a 501(c)(3) early-literacy based non-profit. Promising Pages is gearing up to launch a major book drive/ volunteer campaign that will reach across the scope of businesses, churches and schools in the greater Charlotte area. Duties include developing relationships with corporate entities looking to partner with us and serving as the liaison between the corporation and the non-profit.
Promising Pages collects and redistributes to the estimate 60,000 kids in the area growing up with few, if any books at home. For more information go to www.promisingpages.com.
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Like Father, Like Son
Junior Ambassador Tate Rosenblatt, an avid reader, involved himself with Promising Pages at the encouragement of his father, who told him that his love of books could be his vehicle to making a difference in the world. Now, Promising Pages is proud to welcome Ed Rosenblatt as Chair to the inaugural Board of Directors. He plans to begin his term by “creating the infrastructure necessary so that all those that are committed to our vision are able to succeed,” and has high praise for both our founders and other board members.
With Promising Pages in the midst of our One Million Books campaign, strong leadership and creative ideas are essential. We’re continuing to grow and appointing our first Chairman to the Board of Directors is a major step in our process. We’re happy to include another member of the Rosenblatt family because, at the heart of it, Promising Pages is as much about family as it is about reading: parents who help their kids learn to read and encourage them to read as much as possible are helping to provide them with a lifelong skill set, one that Tate calls, “the most important skill you can have.” As the Rosenblatt family demonstrates, it’s important that we encourage a life-long love of reading to our family and the Charlotte community.
Ed says one of his favorite books as a child was The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger’s classic. Joining Promising Pages will allow him a similar mission as Holden Caulfield’s titular dream, grabbing the kids running through the rye before they plunge off the cliff, living their lives below their potential because of a lack of books. Because of the support of Ed and Tate, and all of our volunteers, we can raise up the estimated 60,000 kids in Charlotte who do not have any books of their own. Ed promises to bring the same fervor to his role as Tate has to his junior ambassador role, in which he helped his school, Charlotte Preparatory, collect 4,180 books, a Promising Pages school-drive record. Founder Kristina Cruise says Ed “embodies all the qualities that a good board member and good citizen should have: he is sharp, professional, and kind; he cares deeply about his community. He’s the kind of guy you are proud to be associated with and the kind of leader you aim to be.”
Ed Rosenblatt, an attorney, is a member of McGuireWoods’ Government, Regulatory and Criminal Investigations Department and co-chair of the Broker-Dealers & Investment Advisers Industry Team. His law practice focuses on government enforcement, internal investigations, securities and banking regulation and compliance matters. Prior to joining the firm, Ed held senior positions with Wells Fargo & Co. (and its predecessor Wachovia Corp.,). He grew up in Baltimore, MD and later moved to Washington D.C for 14 years; he has been a resident of Charlotte for the past 7 years. He is happily married with two boys, Tate (12) and Parker (9).
Internship Program, Summer 2012: Seeking interns for roles in Marketing/ PR, Social Media and Blogging.
Promising Pages is currently accepting internship applications for the Summer 2012 semester. We are looking for bright and motivated self-starters who will play and integral role in the development of the Promising Pages brand and concept. If you are looking to stuff envelopes and answer phones this internship is not for you.
Ideal candidates will be working toward a Bachelors degree in Education, Early Childhood Development, Sociology, Social Work, Marketing or Communications. Candidates should have a love of children and a deep need to help better their community. Preferred candidates will also be willing to take on social networking initiatives, event planning, donation drives as well as volunteers outreach and brand building. Creativity as well as organizational and follow-through skills are a must.
Promising Pages is an 501c3 accredited non-profit operating in Charlotte, NC whose mission is to offer all kids a fair shot at life by giving kids the tools they need to succeed at an early age. We do this by collecting an redistributing new and gently used books in the form of wrapped presents to the 60,000 kids in the Charlotte area who have few, if any at home. Together we are working to change the world, one child and one book at a time.
Our internship program is non-paid and runs from June 1st to August 1st, of 2012, or as determined. This is a part-time leadership opportunity. A commitment of 10 hours per week is expected. Hours are flexible. Applications are due by May 15th, 2012.
For more information or to apply for spring 2012 Promising Pages internship placement please contact us at email@example.com or call us at (704) 399- 1934.
Business Leaders of Charlotte has chosen Promising Pages to receive all proceeds from it's 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament.
Players and sponsors can sign up at www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com.
by Morgan Smith
Tate Rosenblatt needs his classmates to do some spring cleaning in their bookshelves at home.
The 12-year-old Charlotte Preparatory School students needs the books for the school-wide book drive, which kicked off Tuesday, April 10.
Books go to Promising Pages, a local nonprofit that puts gently used or new books in the hands of low-income children across Charlotte.
Tate’s passion for reading and community service led the seventh-grader to organize the drive.
(Click here for the rest of the article at South Charlotte Weekly.)
Make your summer semester count! Apply for our intership.
Internship Program, Summer 2012: Promising Pages is currently accepting internship applications for the spring 2012 semester. Roles include Marketing/ PR, Blogging and Social Media.
We are looking for bright and motivated self-starters who will play and integral role in the development of the Promising Pages brand and concept. If you are looking to stuff envelopes and answer phones this internship is not for you. Ideal candidates will be working toward a Bachelors degree in Education, Early Childhood Development, Sociology, Social Work, Marketing or Communications. Candidates should have a love of children and a deep need to help better their community. Preferred candidates will also be willing to take on social networking initiatives, event planning, donation drives as well as volunteers outreach and brand building. Creativity as well as organizational and follow-through skills are a must. Promising Pages is an accredited 501c3 non-profit operating in Charlotte, NC whose mission is to offer all kids a fair shot at life by giving kids the tools they need to succeed at an early age. We do this by collecting an redistributing new and gently used books in the form of wrapped presents to the 60,000 kids in the Charlotte area who have few, if any at home. Together we are working to change the world, one child and one book at a time. Our internship program is non-paid and runs from June 1st to August 1st of 2012, unless otherwise specified. This is a part-time leadership opportunity. A commitment of 20 hours per week is expected. Hours are flexible. Applications are due by May 15th, 2012. For more information or to apply for summer 2012 Promising Pages internship placement please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (704) 399- 1934.
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