Local book group honored with fundraiser check

The Business Leaders of Charlotte, or BLOC, group will hand over a check on Thursday to a local reading group.

The group will honor Promising Pages with a check presentation Thursday afternoon that will help the reading foundation get books to Charlotte kids. The money came from a May golf tournament in Ballantyne that saw more than 50 businesses take part for charity.

Promising Pages is a relatively new nonprofit which in its first year collected and redistributed thousands of books to local kids. They recently made a book donation of nearly 3,500 novels. Some 60,000 kids in Charlotte have few to no books at home, according to the group.

Find more information on BLOC at the group’s website, www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com. Find more information on Promising Pages at the group’s website, www.promisingpages.com.

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