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Two girls and a mom assemble magazine literacy bundles for school children in India

by John Mennell

Chloe and her mom have invited friends like Dina over to the MagazineLiteracy.org Global Literacy Outreach Center in Madison, WI to help sort and bundle magazines and comics for delivery to readers near and far. With your help, these wonderful magazine gifts will be airlifted half-way around the world to school children in India.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation reports that there are over 18 million children in poverty. There are over 1 million homeless students. Reading is Fundamental says that a shocking two-thirds of children in poverty have no books in their homes. Volunteers like Chloe and her mom and friends are changing that.

Here is Chloe and another friend, Anna, sorting magazines for food pantry newsstands that feed children and families hungry to read.

Chloe and Anna

A child unable to read is a child lost. Adults unable to read where once children who didn’t learn how. These magazines have been bundled by Chloe’s team for a Michigan job training program serving adults with an 80% high school drop-out rate and a reading level below 5th grade:

Chloe and her friends are a vital part of vast network of community teams forming to get favorite magazines and comics from anywhere to anywhere in the world to meet literacy needs. With titles for every reading age, interest, and language, magazines and comics are the most powerful literacy engines on the planet.

We need your help to reach more eager readers. Here’s an easy way to fund the delivery of bundles of magazines and comics to waiting literacy programs in the U.S. and abroad. 100% of your financial donation is used to deliver the reading materials:

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Contact us to learn how to organize a literacy project in your community and fundraisers to reach more eager readers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Loogootee Elementary

    School
    Loogootee, IN
    Serving male and female students from kindergarten to third grade.
    Needs: Enough magazines for 1-20 low level readers and 1-20 medium level readers from the months of August through June.

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