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Friends in high places fuel our global literacy moonshot

We have friends in high places – angels in the cloud, rocketeers like our superheroes at Bendyworks, who fuel and light the engines of our global literacy moonshot. Those familiar know that there is actually a rocket scientist at the helm of Bendyworks and another founder who is a generous and wise prophet.

Bendyworkers have wrapped their arms and hearts and heads around our project early and often – navigating our technical infrastructure and implementing improvements to our literacy marketplace. They have helped us understand that our dream is as much empowered by technology as it is a human capital enterprise – to build a global crowdfunded literacy marketplace where consumers, businesses, and publishers can meet to match community literacy wishlists for villagers who want to love and learn to read anywhere and everywhere in the world.

Bendyworks Designs MagPower Marketplace

At Bendyworks, rockstar designers and coders have brainstormed about our goals and invested in improving our user interfaces and marketing. Today, they gifted us some familiar furniture to be repurposed in our new global operations office. Familiar, because we got our initial start-up boost sitting in these very same chairs at these very same desks while incubating in bendyworks co-working space.

We proudly sit at a singularity on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in the thriving hub of downtown Madison WI – ready to burst out toward endless possibilities.

This is our global literacy moonshot.

JFK once told reporters “we choose to go to the moon, and to do the other things – not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”

We’ve accomplished much, but have many challenges ahead in this campaign to defeat illiteracy and disrupt poverty – tens of millions of eager readers are waiting.

We are forever indebted to the our friends in high places – in the cloud, and on earth – the angels who invest in our dreams and who lighten and speed us toward higher orbit.

Join us.

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  • Mile High Youth Corps

    501(c)(3) charity
    Education
    Needs: 30 to 100 magazines
    Magazines Requested:
    For Corps members to read to their children: -Kids -Kids Discover -Sports Illustrated Kids -Humpty Dumpty -Hop scotch for Girls -Chick-a-dee -Highlights -Hello -Turtle -Yum for Kids.
    For Corps members to read on their own: -Readers Digest -National Geographic -Sports Illustrated -Make -Men’s Health -Ebony -Kiplinger -Self -O -The New Yorker -Wired

  • Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Org (HERO)

    501(c)(3) charity
    Greensboro, AL
    Serving the following number of monthly readers by age:
    Young (5 – 8yrs): 50
    Youth (9-13yrs): 20
    Teens (13-19yrs): 50
    Parents (20-45yrs): 50
    Grandparents (45yrs +): 50
    Magazines Requested: Education or travel magazines

  • 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.

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