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Virginia Beach, VA
Serving: Girls in from grades 5th through 12th
Needs: 50 magazines per month, year round
Magazines Requested: Girls teen, Career, National Geographic, Fashion, Home, Family, Women, Seventeen, Redbook, Teen Vogue, Self, Good Housekeeping, Home Journal, Ellle, Homes & Garden
School or Library
Santa Barbara, CA
Serving male and female students from junior kindergarten through eighth grade (ages 4-13)
Needs: Magazines for 150 students from September 15 to May 15.
Magazines Requested: Science, current events, animals, bikes, sports, books, writing, national geographic, track, space and astronomy, aviation week, smithsonian, sports illustrated