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Stacie J feeds kids hungry to read

Last Monday, I had the pleasure of meeting Stacie J and her mom at the end of a walk through New Jersey, up to my hometown in New York, and then across the George Washington Bridge to her Subway Sandwich Shop in Harlem. Stacie, a well-known fashion model and successful entrepreneur, kick-offed our “Reading is Fashionable” campaign with her own contribution to support an after-school reading program for 4th graders at PS 242. We are joined here by Ms. Thomas from PS 242.

Stacie’s generous support is model for business partnerships, nationwide, that are needed to support teachers and other literacy agents in their own communities. Stacie will serve as a spokesperson for “Reading is Fashionable,” with the goal of celebrating the joy and the power of reading children’s magazines.

  • 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

  • Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center, Inc

    501(c)(3) Charity
    Wyandanch, NY

    Serving the following number of individuals on a monthly basis:
    550 children ages 0-17
    630 adults ages 18-59
    35 seniors ages 60+

    Magazines Requested: Magazines for a wide age range of readers on topics such as cooking, women’s health, automobiles, teen trends, kids magazines etc.

  • 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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