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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!

  • Casa Ramona Academy for Technology, Community, and Education

    School or Library
    San Bernardino, CA
    Need magazines for 22 males and 18 females between the ages of 11-16 years old
    Magazines Requested: Boys Life, Girls Life, National Geographic, Odyssey, Dig, Owl, Cobblestone, Ask en Español, Faces, Jack and Jill

  • Nunavut Inuit Families

    Education Program
    1,500 children and adults
    Nunavut Territory, Canada
    Needs: 250 magazines and comics
    National Geographic Little Kids, National Geographic Readers Digest, Sports Illustrated, education and fishing magazines, and comics.

  • 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)

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