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Support the Kid’s Magazine Airlift to Schools and Shelters

Whether caused by job loss, or domestic violence, or natural disasters, each year, over 1 million homeless families seek shelter. Hurricane Katrina has forced 200,000 more kids to move to shelters and new school districts – some very far away. Most homeless children have nothing left to call their own, and it’s difficult for local programs to meet the need without help. Chances are, that if you were to call a nearby shelter, you would learn that they have very few new magazines on their shelves for children to read.

By working together with fellow students or co-workers, neighbors or teammates, you can join the Kid’s Magazine Airlift to stock the shelves of a school or shelter in your community with a full library of each of the children’s magazines available at MagazineLiteracy.org.

Contact a shelter in your community. Think of the ways that you and your peers can raise funds to create a learning center for the kids in that shelter. Then select the following links to get started. Anyone can touch another and make a huge difference in their life. Your success will help bring joy to hundreds of kids. Each month, the shelter will receive wonderful new issues of magazines for their learning center.

We’ll give you a place here to tell your story so it will inspire kindness and action in other communities.

  • Santa Barbara School of Squash (SBSOS)

    501(c)(3) charity
    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

  • A New Leaf

    501(c)(3) Charity
    Mesa, Arizona, USA
    Serving girls and boys ages 12 to 17 with reading levels 6th grade and up
    Needs enough magazines for 10 girls and 16 boys
    Magazines Requested: Any sports magazines, any car magazines, any fashion magazines, and any entertainment magazines

  • Sunshine Acres Children’s Home School

    501(c)(3) Charity, School or Library
    Serve children ranging from 1st grade to college
    Mesa, AZ, USA
    Needs: 100 magazines
    Magazines Requested: any history, science, outdoors, economic, and any other educational magazines.

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