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MagPower – a marketplace where sharing magazine love fuels the new Sharing Economy

Stand up if you have ever read Highlights magazine in a dentist office, or O, the Oprah Magazine or More at the salon, or Car and Driver or Popular Science at the library, or sent a gift subscription for Ranger Rick, Jack & Jill, Sports Illustrated for Kids, or Owl to your child or grandchild. That rolling thunder was the sound of tens, even hundreds of millions of people standing up who love to read and to share magazines.

The business and the community of sharing magazines is age-old. Copies are sent to salons, doctors and dentists and passed around dorms and parties. Articles and images are clipped, snapped, and posted to vision and Pinterest boards to remind, inspire, and share.

Our mission at MagazineLiteracy.org is to foster magazine sharing to support at-risk children, families and neighbors in homeless and domestic violence shelters, mentoring and job training programs, foster care, and via the vast network of community literacy programs served by the food bank supply chain.

Join our magazine sharing economy.  We need your support and your participation in our magazine literacy marketplace.  Help to change the world – one magazine at a time!

  • 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

  • Adult Literacy Plus Of Southwest Arizona

    501(c)(3) Charity, School or Library, Adult Education, GED
    Yuma, AZ
    Serving a minimum of 150 students a month ranging in ages from 16 to 70 years old. Reading levels range from third grade to first-year college levels. However, the most common age of students is between 19 and 35.
    Needs: Approximately 150 magazines per month
    Magazines Requested: Magazines showing places, people, and animals around the world. Any magazines about hobbies or sports. Magazines that open students’ eyes to the world around them.

  • 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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