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Santa Barbara, CA
Serves: Students from 4th to 12th grade
Needs: Magazines for 36 students year round
Magazines Requested: Any magazines about nature, sports, education, travel, or wildlife
501(c)(3) Charity, School or Library, Adult Education, GED
Serving a minimum of 150 students a month ranging in ages from 16 to 70 years old. Reading levels range from third grade to first-year college levels. However, the most common age of students is between 19 and 35.
Needs: Approximately 150 magazines per month
Magazines Requested: Magazines showing places, people, and animals around the world. Any magazines about hobbies or sports. Magazines that open students’ eyes to the world around them.