MagazineLiteracy.org

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At Work

It feels good to share the magazines and comics you love and they are very much appreciated and enjoyed.  Here is a sample email you can send to your colleagues to collect and recycle magazines to new readers.

Magazines and comics are great – we love to get them and read them. Please join me in recycling “gently read” magazines and comics to new readers – homeless families… moms and kids in domestic violence shelters… foster kids… via food pantries, youth mentoring, and job training programs… etc.

I’ve set up a collection box for any magazines or comics you’d like to share. They should be in good condition, with no cut or torn covers or pages, or moisture damage. Don’t worry about mailing labels – We’ll remove or mark them out with a permanent marker, and then cover up the spot with a clean gift label.

Any magazines that a child or adult would enjoy are needed. Kids magazines are especially needed.

Thanks for helping to feed families hungry to read.

Magazine Harvest

Learn more about how to collect, sort, and deliver clean, gently read magazines with no torn or cut covers or pages to kids and families in shelters and other literacy programs.

Find sample posters and other guides here.

Then ship the magazines to us. Contact us to let us know if you are shipping by USPS, UPS, or FedEx, so we can send you our Best receiving address.

USPS flat rate medium boxes are the most economical for shipping. Media or Library mail rates cannot be used to ship magazines.

We are trying to improve our local team capabilities. We are an all volunteer effort. Please share this with anyone who might be interested:

How you can help in your community.

Raise funds or donate now to support us – 100% of funds received supports literacy.

Contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you for your generous support.

  • New York Foundling

    Foster Care
    18 boys and 24 girls
    New York, NY USA
    Needs: 42 Magazines
    Magazines Requested: LUCKY magazine, J-14, Popstar, Teen Voices, Girls Life and Sports related.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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