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Share the magazine love for literacy

by John Mennell

Before I was homeless, I lived in a home with my family and went to school. I love to read magazines – they take me to new places and fill me with possibilities. I’m still in school and won’t always be homeless. Thank you for sharing your magazines with me.

Before I was unemployed, I had a good job and worked hard to keep a roof over our heads and to feed my family and to keep my kids in college. Now I’m in a job training program, so I can learn a new trade and start my new career. Thank you for sharing your magazines with me.

Before I escaped with my child to a domestic violence shelter, I had a home and we will be safe again. I know how important it is to read with my child. Thank you for sharing your magazines with us.

Before I was homeless I was a neighbor. Now I’m in a transitional housing program and will have a home again soon. Thank you for sharing your magazines with me.

Freedom and prosperity depend on literacy. Illiterate adults were once children who didn’t learn how to read. We know that magazines are enormously powerful resources for literacy agents, and that people love to read magazines and love to share them.

The people you support by sharing the magazines you love with homeless and domestic violence shelters, mentoring and job training programs, and foster kids are like you and me and our children and grandchildren, with the same hopes and dreams, aspirations and promise.

Find your way to share the magazines that you love for literacy – to get them into the hands and homes children and families with few reading materials.

Join us.

  • 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)

  • Marymount of Santa Barbara

    School or Library
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Serving male and female students from junior kindergarten through eighth grade (ages 4-13)
    Needs: Magazines for 150 students from September 15 to May 15.
    Magazines Requested: Science, current events, animals, bikes, sports, books, writing, national geographic, track, space and astronomy, aviation week, smithsonian, sports illustrated

  • Wave City Care: Shine Program

    501(c)(3) charity
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Serving: Girls in from grades 5th through 12th
    Needs: 50 magazines per month, year round
    Magazines Requested: Girls teen, Career, National Geographic, Fashion, Home, Family, Women, Seventeen, Redbook, Teen Vogue, Self, Good Housekeeping, Home Journal, Ellle, Homes & Garden

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