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Literacy ends poverty. Reading is where it all begins. Join us.

Independence from poverty – the mathematics of reading. 

Literacy = freedom + prosperity = dignity = civility. 

As Independence Day approaches, MagazineLiteracy.org is redoubling its efforts to zero in on three focus areas that we know we can broadly replicate to attack illiteracy as a root cause of poverty, and to bring comfort and the joy of reading to children, teens, and adults:

1. mentoring where magazines and comics create a bond around common interests; 

2. domestic violence shelters protecting 35,000+ moms and children every night; and

3. getting reading materials into hands and homes to feed people hungry to read via the vast network of food banks and food pantries. 

We know that with titles for every interest and reading level, magazines and comics are especially powerful for literacy. Reading is Fundamental says that two-thirds of 16 million children living in poverty have no books at home – a stunning statistic that we can change today. 

Your faith and support makes it possible. Join us. Tell the world. 

  • Maryland Correctional Institution–Jessup (MCIJ)

    School or Library
    Jessup, Maryland
    Serving male adults 18-60 years of age. From pre-literacy to varying reading levels.
    Needs magazines for 30 students monthly
    Magazines Requested: Students enjoy nonfiction magazines with lots of pictures and short articles–this would include magazines about animals, geography, science, food, clothing, anything relevant to today’s world. National Geographic for Kids would be wonderful.

  • Casa Ramona Academy for Technology, Community, and Education

    School or Library
    San Bernardino, CA
    Need magazines for 22 males and 18 females between the ages of 11-16 years old
    Magazines Requested: Boys Life, Girls Life, National Geographic, Odyssey, Dig, Owl, Cobblestone, Ask en Español, Faces, Jack and Jill

  • 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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