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How to be a magazine “Bundler”

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Please read the following and contact us with questions.

Bundlers” – take a few extra steps to prepare the magazines and comics, such as handling mailing labels, sorting, and listing them in each flat rate box, which becomes a Literacy Bundle” that you can deliver locally or post in our online marketplace. Local delivery will require some advance outreach to identify nearby literacy programs. Literacy programs can order the Bundles and receive them at no cost with bundlers or sponsors covering the shipping expenses. Bundlers can conduct fundraising to cover shipping expenses, or we can work with you to “crowdfund” the expense via online tools and social media. You would keep each Bundle until ordered for shipping or make local deliveries. If shipping via USPS flat rate boxes, once funded, we will send you a postage label. Once you receive the USPS label, you can take the package to the Post Office or can schedule free pick-up on the USPS website.

Follow these step-by-step details for creating literacy bundles.

Here’s why we use Postal and other delivery services.

Here’s the bundling lifecycle:

Magazine Bundling Process

Volunteer bundlers follow this step-by-step process:

First register a a volunteer bundler or register to get magazines.

  1. Bundlers collect, sort and create bundles of recycled magazines and comics for new readers – we can set up a special page on our website for your team that you can send to friends.
  2. Bundlers can make local deliveries or create a list of the magazines and comics in each bundle with images for posting in our online Literacy Marketplace.
  3. Literacy Programs register and then order bundles of reading materials from the Literacy Marketplace.
  4. Bundlers and Donors fund the delivery of bundles to literacy programs or bundlers make local deliveries. You can set up a “crowdfunding” social media campaign to raise funds and we can set up a special donation button on our website for your team that you can share with friends and colleagues.
  5. For magazines posted in our online Marketplace (steps 5 – 9):
    MagazineLiteracy.org staff confirm with bundler that bundles are ready for shipping.
  6. MagazineLiteracy.org staff send a shipping label with postage to the bundler.
  7. Bundlers seal bundles of magazines and comics and add the shipping label with postage.
  8. Bundlers schedule pick-up of the bundle by the US Postal Service for delivery.
  9. Bundles are picked-up, shipped and delivered by the US Postal Service.
  10. Bundles of recycled reading materials are received by literacy programs for at-risk readers.

Magazines are very powerful literacy resources and we appreciate your support.  We are organizing local volunteer teams to collect, sort, and bundle magazines for delivery to literacy programs.  Volunteer here.

Raise funds or donate now to support our local literacy deliveries – 100% of funds received supports literacy.

Thank you for helping us to change the world – one magazine, one comic book, one reader at a time.  Please share this with others and contact us if you have any questions.

  • 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.

  • Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center, Inc

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    501(c)(3) Charity
    Wyandanch, NY

    Serving the following number of individuals on a monthly basis:
    550 children ages 0-17
    630 adults ages 18-59
    35 seniors ages 60+

    Magazines Requested: Magazines for a wide age range of readers on topics such as cooking, women’s health, automobiles, teen trends, kids magazines etc.

  • Mile High Youth Corps

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    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

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