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Collecting magazines at home to recycle to new readers

Thank you Tiffany for helping organize this Getting Started article for people who want to collect magazines at home to recycle to new readers. Join us to start recycling magazines today.  Here’s another article for those who want to be part of a local magazine recycling team.

Hello and welcome to magazineliteracy.org where our mission is to change the world— one magazine at a time. Out of the goodness of your heart, you have decided to donate some magazines to one of our wonderful programs. We are so appreciative and thrilled that you have decided to do this!

The process of recycling is easy and we want to make the process as simple as possible for you so you can feel comfortable about donating again and again! This article will  explain the process step by step for you.

First things first – gather all your gently used magazines – clean, with not torn pages or covers, and in good or very good condition.  Carefully remove any paper mailing labels and black out ink labels with a permanent marker.  This protects your personal information and allows for a more dignified experience for the new magazine owner and we want your magazines, NOT your personal information.  Once we receive your magazines, we will put our own “gift” labels over the spot where the old label was.

That’s all there is to it.  Just bundle up your magazines for a local donation bin or ship them to us.

So, that is the process for donating your gently used magazines! Super simple right?! I hope this article helps! If you have any questions, please be in touch.

Tiffany

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • James F. Bay Elementary

    School
    100 readers age zero to four
    Seabrook, TX, USA
    Needs: 100 magazines
    Magazines Requested: Highlights for Children, National Geographic for Kids, and Turtle Magazine

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