Take the Dare!

June 11, 2009 - July 5, 2009
Raising Money for a Title I School in Oklahoma (June 11, 2009 - July 31, 2009)

The “Take the Dare: Show You Care” PARIS PAN Launch event officially ended on July 31, 2009.  Thanks to everyone who helped raise over $15,000 for Tulakes and other Title I schools in Oklahoma.  Please read the thank you letter from Tulakes.


For those of you who are showing up embarrassingly late, you can still Show You Care by taking a simple after-party dare

  • Donate Books
  • Donate $5 or more to Tulakes via Donorschoose.org

Read a letter from Tulakes:

I teach third grade at Tulakes Elementary, a Title I school in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Children residing in our surrounding area or community live in an environment of high poverty, gang violence, and crime with the inherent social problems these issues generate.  The children are so needy that many wear the same clothes several days in a row.  Some do not know where their next meal is coming from.  Our school receives little to no help from families that can barely afford to pay their bills. Read more …


The Dare

The Double Dare

The Triple Dog Dare

Tell at least three people about the event, online or offline.

  • a Paris Pan mini-gift pack. Ohhhh!
  • autographed gimmies from our special guests

Buy Paris Pan through any link on this site, and the royalty and commissions Cynthea earns will go to Tulakes. From now until the last party-goer is kicked out!

  • The book!
  • Paris Pan Takes the Dare mini-gift pack
  • autographed gimmies from our special guests
Donate at least $5 (tax-deductible) to Tulakes!

Make Tax-Deductible Donation


Donate books and mags directly to Tulakes! (see bottom of post for more about book/mag donations)

Take the Quadruple Dog Dare

Execute all three dares and make it to the “Take the Dare: Show You Care” Hall of Fame.


What are you waiting for?

This is the kind of dare you SHOULD be taking.

Tulakes Elementary will accept NEW or GENTLY-USED children’s fiction and nonfiction books, including ARCS. (Please– no rips/markings/highlightings/tears- let’s give these kids books that’ll go nicely with their shiny new book boxes.)  Tulakes is looking for books for grades Pre-K through 5. If you have fabulous teen books, they’ll take them, too, and distribute them to the middle and high schools as necessary.

Tulakes will also accept RECENT (2008-2009) children’s magazines as well. The kids use them for research and enjoyment. They may also clip them for their school projects. See below for the address to send your books and magazines!

Take the Dare: Show You Care
Tulakes Elementary
c/o Michele Parham
6600 N Galaxie
Oklahoma City, OK 73132