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400+ Comics Donated for the Arctic Airlift for Literacy

From November 5-15th, Westfield Comics joined forces with Magazine Literacy, Comics For Heroes and Reading With Pictures to collect comics in Madison, Wisconsin. As a part of the Arctic Airlift for Literacy, Westfield Comics customers donated 447 comics and 14 trade paperbacks which will be sent up to Inuit schools and families in Kugluktuk, Taloyoak, Gjoa Haven, Kugaaruk and Cambridge Bay, Canada.

Those who brought in comics were supportive of our efforts to collect reading materials, offering their thoughts on using comics as a literacy tool and how reading comics helped them develop reading skills when they were younger.

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The donated titles include a variety of material with stories for younger children and teens, positive male and female superhero role models, and genres like sci-fi, fantasy and more.

Thanks to Westfield Comics and everyone who participated in sharing these exciting stories and literacy tools!

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    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.

  • Rocking the Boat

    501(c)(3) charity
    Bronx, NY
    Serving roughly 75 boys and girls (high school)
    Magazines Requested: Wooden Boat magazine, Fine Woodworking, Sail, National Geographic

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