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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.

  • Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County

    501(c)(3) Charity
    40 individuals per month of both genders age 16 and older. Some children are immigrants
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Needs: 40 per month
    Magazines requested: any and all magazines.

  • Adult Literacy Plus Of Southwest Arizona

    501(c)(3) Charity, School or Library, Adult Education, GED
    Yuma, AZ
    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.

  • Loogootee Elementary

    School
    Loogootee, IN
    Serving male and female students from kindergarten to third grade.
    Needs: Enough magazines for 1-20 low level readers and 1-20 medium level readers from the months of August through June.

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