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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.

  • Mile High Youth Corps

    501(c)(3) charity
    Education
    Needs: 30 to 100 magazines
    Magazines Requested:
    For Corps members to read to their children: -Kids -Kids Discover -Sports Illustrated Kids -Humpty Dumpty -Hop scotch for Girls -Chick-a-dee -Highlights -Hello -Turtle -Yum for Kids.
    For Corps members to read on their own: -Readers Digest -National Geographic -Sports Illustrated -Make -Men’s Health -Ebony -Kiplinger -Self -O -The New Yorker -Wired

  • Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Org (HERO)

    501(c)(3) charity
    Greensboro, AL
    Serving the following number of monthly readers by age:
    Young (5 – 8yrs): 50
    Youth (9-13yrs): 20
    Teens (13-19yrs): 50
    Parents (20-45yrs): 50
    Grandparents (45yrs +): 50
    Magazines Requested: Education or travel magazines

  • Henderson Middle School

    School or Library
    Students Grades 6-8
    Richmond, VA USA
    Needs: 75 Magazines
    Magazines Requested Oprah, Ebony, Cobblestone, Highlights, Cricket, Calliope, OWL, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids, National Geographic for Kids, Kids Discover, ASK, Ranger Rick, Zoobooks, Dig, Boys Life, Teen Magazines and Music Related Titles.

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