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Readcycling magazines to children and families in developing countries

Today I had the great pleasure of meeting Florevel Fusin-Wischusen who founded Readcycle to collect and ship books to children in schools in the Philippines and other places around the world. Floe launched her vision during the during Lehigh University’s “Day of Caring” on March 6, 2007. She mobilized the collection, packaging, and shipping of over 8,000 books to schools in the Philippines.

At MagazineLiteracy.org, our KinderHarvest program rescues gently used and new magazines and recycles them to children and families in homeless and domestic violence shelters; to hungry families who pick-up bags of groceries at food pantries; to children in early learning and after school programs; to seniors citizens, and to other new readers.

We are looking forward to the opportunity to work with Readcycle to develop a channel for shipping recycled magazines overseas to new readers in developing communities in the Philippines and elsewhere. MagazineLiteracy.org will focus on the collection of magazines and Readcycle will focus on working through the logistical challenges associated with such an undertaking, such as shipping, as well as the social and legal realities related to the receipt and use of magazines from abroad in host countries. Together, we’ll change the world – one magazine at a time!

  • Senior Star Adult Medical Daycare

    Mentoring, Job Training, and Education
    100 people age 50 and older and 50 people age 21-40
    Ewing, NJ, USA
    Needs: 180 Magazines
    Magazines Requested: culinary skills magazines (30), home magazines (30), computer magazines (30), learning magazines (30), and entertainment magazines (50)

  • Hathaway-Sycamores’ Family Resource Center

    501(c)(3) Charity, Family Resource Center
    160 bilingual children per month ranging from a 1st to 6th grade reading level
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Needs: 160 magazines
    Magazines Requested: any nature magazines, any sports magazines, any leadership magazines, any education magazines, any travel magazines and any appropriate entertainment magazines.

  • 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.

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