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Giving Tuesday 2017
November 27th, 2017

Happy Giving Tuesday! If you are looking to donate to a hyper-local nonprofit organization that has very tangible plans for your contribution – look no further. This Giving Tuesday we have a very special goal: to purchase 100 brand-new children’s books featuring diverse characters. Why? We get a lot of gently used books donated to […]

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Durham ReUse Rodeo – Take Two!
November 7th, 2017

First Pages was invited to benefit from the second Durham ReUse Rodeo on October 21st. We participated in the April version of this event and were able to collect many gently used children’s books for our programs. This month’s event was equally as successful! First Pages was able to collect a whole bin’s worth of […]

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Moe’s Spirit Night!
October 24th, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came out on Friday, October 20th to eat at Moe’s Southwestern Grill in Durham. Customers who came in with the First Pages flyer helped support our literacy mission just by eating tacos, chips, and queso. We also had three dedicated friends of First Pages help promote the event by wearing […]

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What can $5 really do?
May 16th, 2017

Sometimes we have friends of First Pages tell us they would like to make a monetary donation to First Pages, but they could “only” donate $5, so they don’t bother.  But wait!  Because we are a small, hyper-local nonprofit that relies heavily on in-kind donations of books, we can make $5 go a long way! […]

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Durham ReUse Rodeo
May 16th, 2017

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than recycling on a mass scale?  Keep Durham Beautiful, the City of Durham Solid Waste Management, and Durham County Division of Solid Waste Management partnered together to create a “one stop drop” donation event on Saturday, April 22nd.  The event was hosted at the Lakewood Shopping Center and nonprofits […]

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Not So Normal Race Weekend
May 16th, 2017

“Because normal isn’t good enough!”  That’s the slogan of the Not So Normal Race series held in Carrboro, NC each spring.  In the winter of 2016, race director Jay Radford approached First Pages about benefiting from their race’s book collection efforts.  So on Saturday, April 1st First Pages volunteers set up a table to accept […]

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Fleet Feet Training Program Book Drive
March 15th, 2017

Runners arrived for their Saturday long run with a few extra items in hand: books! The 3 training programs (No Boundaries 5k, 4 & 10 Mile, Half & Full Marathon) joined forces to host a book drive for First Pages.

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First Pages provides 250 children’s books to Early Kindergarten Registration effort
May 16th, 2015

In April 2015, First Pages partnered with Durham’s Partnership for Children and their first-ever “Early Kindergarten Registration Week” by providing 250 children’s books to be distributed alongside Kindergarten registration and information packets.

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The TEDx talk that inspired the founding of First Pages
January 7th, 2015

Ever since leaving the teaching world and discovering my passion for fundraising, I had been thinking about founding my own nonprofit read a little more about that process here). But it wasn’t until a TEDxUNC talk that I was inspired to finally make the leap and take concrete steps towards achieving this goal.

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The Idea for First Pages
June 19th, 2014

The inspiration behind First Pages is deeply rooted in my passions for education, literacy, fundraising, and non-profit management and my experiences in each.

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