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Visit to Shelter, Inc. in Boston

Today, I visited Shelter, Inc., which provides housing options and other supportive services to homeless families, to discuss whether and what magazines would be helpful.

I didn’t want to go empty handed, so brought along magazines that I have already collected, including a wonderful donation of National Geographic kids.

The staff were thrilled with the magazines and they gave me a list of all the family homeless shelters in Boston (of course, I wish none were needed), and some more ideas to follow-up on.

There is a wonderful organization, Cradles to Crayons, that provides children with everyday supplies such as clothing, shoes, books, school supplies, and toys.

They also suggested that I contact ReadBoston.

  • Crittenton Women’s Union

    501(c)(3) Charity
    Boston, MA
    Serving Mothers from age 19-40 and children from infant to 5 years old. Most of the children are between 1 and 2.5 years of age.
    Needs: New or recycled magazines for 58 mother and 52 children.
    Magazines Requested: Magazines appropriate for children and toddlers. Magazines about nature, fashion, beauty, exercise. African American specific and Latina specific magazines. Any general women’s interest magazines.

  • New York Foundling

    Foster Care
    18 boys and 24 girls
    New York, NY USA
    Needs: 42 Magazines
    Magazines Requested: LUCKY magazine, J-14, Popstar, Teen Voices, Girls Life and Sports related.

  • 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.

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