MagazineLiteracy.org, Comics for Heroes, and Reading with Pictures are celebrating International Literacy Day at the top of the world this year by joining forces to collect comics and magazines for Inuit schools and families north of the Arctic Circle in Canada. The “Arctic Airlift for Literacy” will get comics donated by consumers at comic book stores in the United States and magazines collected in the U.S. and Canada to schools for Inuit families in Kugluktuk, Taloyoak, Gjoa Haven, Kugaaruk, and Cambridge Bay, Canada.
International Literacy Day is a global United Nations event held each year on September 8th and the anniversary of MagazineLiteracy.org.
Comic shops can register now for comic collections at their stores through the end of October – Children’s Magazine Month. Comics will be packaged and delivered to Nunavut locations at the end of the drive.
New and recycled magazines will also be sent to children and families.
The Inuit Population of the Canadian Arctic, totaling over 30,000, have inhabited their land for thousands of years, and, along with a very rich oral tradition, are very artistic. The official languages of the Inuit are Inuktitut, Inuinaqtunn, and English. The comics and magazines were requested by school leaders to promote literacy for young people in remote regions, where it is difficult to acquire reading materials.
Join us on top of the world for literacy.
Register your comic shop and learn how to donate comics for the Arctic Airlift.
Contact us to donate magazines and to volunteer.